University of Florida

Dr. Phillip Lancaster

Assistant Professor, Extension Beef Cattle Management Specialist

Research Focus (60%)

Dr. Lancaster's research efforts focus on improving the efficiency and sustainability of beef cattle production in the cow-calf enterprise through nutritional and management strategies.
Specific research areas include:

  • Determine variation in nutrient partitioning of beef cows and relationship with production traits
  • Determine the impact of maternal nutrition on fetal development and subsequent performance and metabolism of progeny
  • Evaluate alternative cow-calf production systems to enhance efficiency of resource use and profitability

Extension Focus (40%)

Dr. Lancaster’s extension efforts focus on educating county extension faculty and clientele on management approaches to increase efficiency of beef cattle production in their operation. Specific programs include:

  • Develop selection criteria to identify beef cows that efficiently utilize available resources to retain breeding females from these cows
  • Develop maternal supplementation strategies to improve growth and reproductive performance of progeny
  • Develop cow-calf production systems that optimize resource use to improve environmental and economic sustainability

Education:

2008; Ph.D. (Ruminant Nutrition), Texas A&M University, Department of Animal Science, College Station, TX

2004; M.S. (Ruminant Nutrition), Department of Animal Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

1999; B.S. (Agriculture Science), Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Academic Positions Since Final Degree:

2013-present; Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Range Cattle Research and Extension Center, Ona, FL

2008-2013; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University,Stillwater, OK

Professional Memberships

American Society of Animal Science
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists

Honors and Awards

Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tom Slick Graduate Fellowship Award, 2006

Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Research Poster Competition, Honorable Mention

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Phillip Lancaster, Ph.D.

Range Cattle Research and Education Center
3401 Experiment Station
Ona, FL 33865
863-735-1314