The Meet Your Herdmates Sodcast

62 Tim McAllister, PhD

June 15, 2021

The wonder of the essential ruminant, the treasure of our grasslands.

Dr. Tim McAllister grew up on his parents’ cow/calf farm in Innisfail, Alberta.  He obtained a B.Sc. (Agr) and M.Sc. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and a Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition and microbiology from the University of Guelph, ON.   He accepted an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary in 1991 and joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge, AB in 1992.  Dr. McAllister has been a research scientist in Rumen Microbiology, Feed and Nutrition since 1997.  His research focuses on microbiology, nutrition and beef production and on food and environmental safety issues related to livestock production. Dr. McAllister has been recognized internationally for his leadership role and significant contributions to agricultural research and innovation in the areas of ruminant nutrition/microbiology and molecular biology as they apply to animal health, environmental health and food quality for the benefit of the agricultural industry in Alberta, Canada, and beyond.

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