Dr. Findlay M. Pate

Center Director and Professor - Beef Cattle Management, Retired

Research Focus

Nutritional studies with molasses-based supplements for grazing brood cows and growing heifers:

  • molasses-urea mixtures
  • molasses and natural protein slurries
  • feather meal
  • cottonseed meal
  • waste fats

Cow-calf management studies:

  • breeding season
  • animal genetics
  • range management

Pasture management studies:

  • pasture fertilization
  • perennial grasses
  • tropical legumes

Administrative Responsibilities

Was responsible for leadership of research and extension efforts and management of the Range Cattle Research and Education Center with seven research and extension faculty, and 23 support staff. The center had 2840 acres, 50 buildings and 1500 head of cattle. Developed and evaluated research mission of the Range Cattle REC through faculty retreats, industry contacts and meetings with other research faculty and extension staff within IFAS. Developed an annual operating budget of $250,000 and coordinate expenditures. Meet with visitors, arranged schedules and programs for various groups, held field days, addressed civic and agricultural groups, and participated in various civic and industry associations. Attended and participated in industry, institutional, and extension meetings at the local, state and national level to stay current and long-term research and extension needs and new developments.

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Center Director and Professor - Beef Cattle Management, Retired