Student & Staff Update

GSL Student Update

Kelton Adair  Kelton Adair, M.S. Student, is working with Travis Mulliniks and Jim MacDonald. His research is focused on the effect of winter backgrounding systems on cattle performance throughout the growing and finishing periods. Kelton is from Kearney, Nebraska, and received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from UNL.

Joslyn Beard  Joslyn Beard, a PhD student working with Travis Mulliniks and Dusty Yates, recently finished her PhD program at UNL with her dissertation titled “Quantifying Metabolic Flexibility in Cow-Calf Systems”. Joslyn accepted a position as the Livestock Specialist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ and started in May of 2021. We are excited for Joslyn in this new opportunity and looking forward to watching Joslyn’s career path take off.

GSL Intern Update

Maddy Carr  Maddy Carr is from North Platte, NE, and attends the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA), where she is studying Veterinary Technology. After her time at NCTA, she plans to continue her education to become a mixed practice veterinarian. However, she would like to focus on large animals due to the shortage of large animal veterinarians. She has been around cattle, horses, goats, and small animals her whole life and wants to have a career in it, so that it makes everyday life feel a lot like living instead of work.

GSL Staff Spotlight 

Jacki Musgrave  Jacki Musgrave is a native of southwestern North Dakota. She received a BS in Animal Science (94) and a MS in Ruminant Nutrition (96), from NDSU. Jacki has worked as a research technologist at GSL since May 1996. She manages research activities of beef cow nutrition and range systems programs, coordinates with research associates state-wide and maintains an up-to-date calendar of all activities at GSL. She also coordinates graduate student research activities and schedules use of animals, animal handling facilities and pasture. In addition, she maintains a database of all records for the 600-cow herd. Jacki enjoys running and is working toward her goal of completing a marathon in all 50 states.