Writer: D'Lyn Ford
LAS CRUCES -- Clint Löest began work last month as a ruminant nutrition specialist and assistant professor for New Mexico State UniversityÃ¢s animal and range sciences department.
His research will focus on improving efficiency of amino acid use in growing cattle and improving byproduct and forage use.
"This position provided me the opportunity to research animal nutrition, particularly cattle. I was really interested because of what the college had to offer in this field, and it's been excellent so far," Löest said.
Löest, a native of South Africa, will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in advanced animal nutrition, advanced nutritional management, and feeds and feeding.
He received both his bachelor's degree in animal science in 1993 and a master's degree in ruminant nutrition in 1995 from the University of Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In 1999, he earned a doctorate from Kansas State University in ruminant nutrition.
Prior to joining NMSU, Löest worked as a postdoctoral research associate at KSU. His research projects included the efficiency of amino acid use in growing cattle, the role of vitamins in cattle nutrition and nitrogen balance experiments to evaluate milk replacements for calves.
Löest is a member of the American Society of Animal Science and the National Woolgrower's Association of South Africa.
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