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The Illinois Beef Cattle Nutrition team would like to welcome you to our website. This site has been created to provide information on the activities of the beef nutrition group at the University of Illinois. On this page you will find links to our facilities, the current group of personnel we’re working with, as well as information about our major professors working on beef cattle nutrition, Dr. Dan Shike and Dr. Josh McCann.

The University of Illinois has a long standing reputation for excellence in the field of beef cattle nutrition. Dr. Shike and Dr. McCann are very happy to be continuing that tradition.

Our mission is to provide quality research and educational experiences for our graduate and undergraduate students. Our research goals are to enhance the quality of beef while decreasing the costs of production by utilizing alternative feeds and management strategies throughout all stages of development.