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.


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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 283: September 29, 2023 - How do I Prevent Pregnancy Loss, Culling Decisions at Preg Checking, Infertility vs. Pre-Loss

Episode 282: September 22, 2023 - Cattle Chat Live at the Kansas State Fair

September 29, 2023
Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) en la región del CVP September 28, 2023
13 - Grazing Management Plan Adoption in US Cow-Calf Operations August 1, 2023
14 - Sustainability of Grazing Beef Cattle in the Great Plains August 1, 2023
Collaborating Center for Animal Health

K-State agriculture economics professor Dustin Pendell explains the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) of which K-State has recently become a part.

June 29, 2023
Beef-Cattle Outlook and Drought Feeding

Tri-State Cow Symposium. Bird City, KS. 

January 27, 2023
KSU-Sheep Farm Management Guide Spreadsheet

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

December 28, 2021
Feed Costs: Pasture Versus Non-Pasture Costs

An Analysis of 2016-2020 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow Calf Enterprise

November 23, 2021
Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers - 2016-2020 November 23, 2021
Cow-Calf Producers Trends in Kansas

K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell and Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Hannah Shear discuss their extensive survey of cow-calf producers in Kansas, seeking out trends in cow-calf management and economic performance...they centered on several aspects of herd management, including calving time, calf preconditioning, breeding programs and herd feeding.

September 14, 2021