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Merck Animal Health implants have been extensively studied under multiple field conditions, cattle types, feeding regimens and animal care scenarios.
Our team of seasoned professionals have years of field experience and offer relevant advice and technical expertise to cattle producers just like you from coast to coast.
Meet the Merck Animal Health Nutritionist Team
Dr. Hutcheson specializes in beef cattle growth and development, as well as strategies to continually improve feedyard efficiency while balancing end-point carcass expectations. He is a member of the Plains Nutrition Council, American Society of Animal Science and American Meat Science Association.
Dr. Streeter’s areas of expertise center on cattle growth in the finishing period and nutrition management of fed cattle, including the use of implants and beta agonists. He has extensive experience in working with feedyard consultants, cattle feeding operations and feed manufacturers.
Dr. Crawford provides technical support for cattle producers, veterinarians and nutritionists in the Upper Midwest. Prior to joining Merck Animal Health in 2015, he worked as a feed company technical nutritionist for more than three years and spent five years in beef cattle Extension and research at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Nichols has over 50 years of experience in the beef industry, with the last 30 years working in the animal pharmaceutical industry. His focus areas are cattle in-field trial research, nutrition, growth physiology, anabolic technology and meat science, as well as improving economic and management practices in the beef industry. His perspective comes from a wide array of experiences in feedyards, packing plants, feed companies, auction yards and cattle ranches.
Dr. Nuttelman works with Midwestern feedlots to implement growth-promoting technologies and management practices that optimize carcass gain and feedlot efficiency. His previous experience as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Feedlot Research Coordinator involved managing beef feedlot and grazing research, establishing standard operating procedures and evaluating trials. His expertise has been valuable as he works with cattlemen and nutritionists to implement successful protocols.
Dr. Walter works with cattle producers, nutritionists and veterinarians across the Plains region to help implement research and technology focused on the intersection of cattle performance and carcass composition. She began her industry career in technical services for Elanco and joined Merck Animal Health in 2019.
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