Betsy Brown - Animal Sciences/pre-vet
In her research, animal sciences/pre-vet senior Betsy Brown is evaluating the effects of administering rumen-protected methionine, or RPM, during late gestation on the performance of cows with winter and fall calving seasons and determining carryover effects of maternal administration of RPM on offspring performance before and after weaning. Supplementing the diets of dairy cattle with RPM leads to an increase in milk production; Brown is investigating whether such supplementation increases muscle and daily weight gain in beef cattle. Her results could help cattle farmers operate more profitably. Brown says she plans to attend vet school after graduation, and that the experience she is gaining with research will open up many doors to careers in veterinary medicine.
Project title: Calving season and rumen-protected methionine on epigenetic control of beef production