Dustin Pendell

Livestock, Animal Health

Professor - Kansas State University

Dr. Pendell joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University in July 2015 as an Associate Professor. His broad research interests include livestock and animal health issues that span from the producer through the meat supply chain to the final consumer. Dustin’s interdisciplinary research has been funded by federal agencies and commodity organizations and appears in various academic and outreach publications.


331J Waters Hall
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Documents & Presentations by Dustin Pendell
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Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

Episode 84: December 6, 2019 - CattleTrace Industry Impacts, Cattle Cycle, Cow Depreciation, Top 3 Tips for Managing Cow Depreciation, Dollar Cost Averaging Approach

Episode 83: November 29, 2019 - Dustin Questions, Ag Credit Survey, Listener Question, Tips for Managing Profitability in Stocker Cattle, Health Protocols

Episode 82: November 22, 2019 - Dustin Questions, CattleTrace, Meet Andrew Moxey, Replacement Heifers, Tips for Replacement Heifer Selection at Weaning, Genomic Testing

December 6, 2019
Implementation and Economic Impacts of a Traceability Program on Beef Industry Stakeholders December 3, 2019
Making ¢ents of CattleTrace: Costs and Economic Impacts

Presented at: CattleTrace Industry Symposium, Manhattan, KS.  

November 22, 2019
Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers 2014-2018

An Analysis of 2014-2018 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise

September 18, 2019
KSU-Sheep Farm Management Guide Spreadsheet

An Excel spreadsheet for sheep enterprise budgeting to evaluate potential income, costs and profitability

December 19, 2018
Master List of Prices Used in Livestock Budgets December 19, 2018
Crop Management and Profitability

Presented at Ag Lenders Conference, Manhattan, KS. 

October 1, 2018
Boosting Cow-Calf Profitability

K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell talks about his new analysis of cow-calf profitability, based on Kansas Farm Management Association records...it shows that the gross income generated by the herd and cost management are equally important to that profitability, which is something of a new revelation.

September 10, 2018
Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers

An Analysis of 2013-2017 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise

September 5, 2018
14. Cow‐Calf Profitability: Where to Focus Management for Success August 1, 2018