Professor, Extension Beef Specialist
Haskell Agricultural Laboratory
57905 866 Road
Concord, NE 68728-2828
For More Information on Dr. Mader please visit http://nerec.unl.edu/haskell.htm
- Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University (1981) - Animal Nutrition
- M.S. - Oklahoma State University (1979) - Animal Science
- B.S. - Kansas State University (1973) - Feed Science & Management
- Professor-In-Charge - Haskell Ag. Laboratory Concord, NE (2000 - present)
- Professor (Research and Extension): University of Nebraska (1994 - present)
- Visiting Professor: University of Queensland, Australia (1994-1995)
- Associate Professor: University of Nebraska (1986-1994)
- Assistant Professor: University of Nebraska (1981-1986)
AWARDS & HONORS
- NCA: Outstanding IRM Program (Group Award) - 1992
- IANR: Team Effort Award - 1993
- Gamma Sigma Delta: Excellence in Research Award - 2002
- American Society of Animal Science: Animal Management Award - 2003
- UNL Wendell Burgher Beef Industry Award - 2003 and 2004
- Honorary Professor: University of Queensland, Australia - 2005 through 2007
- UNL Distinguished Extension Specialists - 2006
- Contributor to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); IPCC awarded share of 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
- Represent University of Nebraska on North Central Region Feedlot committee
- Past coordinator and organizer of Nebraska Beef Feedlot Interdisciplinary Extension Group
- Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program
- American Society of Animal Science section and awards committees
- Journal of Animal Science Editorial Board - 2 terms
- Animal Science Departmental Review Committee
- Animal Science Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee
- FASS - Chair of Beef Cattle sub-committee on Care adn Guide for Agricultural Animals
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
- American Society of Animal Science
- Nebraska Ag. Relations Council
- Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association
- American Registry of Professional Animal Sciences
- Federation of American Societies of Food Animal Sciences
- American College of Animal Nutrition
- Gamma Sigma Delta
- Intl. Soc. of Biometeorology
- Intl. Soc. of Ethology
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXTENSION PROGRAMS
- Conducted feedlot research in the following areas:
* Evaluate dietary and management regimen for feedlot cattle exposed to environmental stress
* Evaluate effects of heat stress on beef cattle reproduction
* Evaluation of management options for growing and finishing feedlot cattle
* Evaluate feed additives and growth promotants for beef cattle steers and heifers
- Current or past coordinator of multi-discipline NRI and NIGEC/DOE competitive research grants
- Annual research budget supplemented through industry and government grant resources
- Sabbatical to University of Queensland (1994-1995); one month change-of-duty station (April 1998, October 1999, and September 2003)
- Gaughan, J. B., T. L. Mader, S. M. Holt, and A. Lisle. 2008. A new heat load index for feedlot cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 86:226-234.
- Gaughan, J. B., and T. L. Mader. 2008. Cooling and feeding strategies to reduce heat load of grain-fed beef cattle in intensive housing. Livestock Science 113:226-233.
- Mader, T. L., M. S. Davis, and J. B. Gaughan. 2007. Effect of sprinkling on feedlot microclimate and cattle behavior. Intl. J. Biomet. 51:541-551.
- Mader, T. L., M.S. Davis, and T. Brown-Brandl . 2006. Environmental factors influencing heat stress in feedlot cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 84:712-719. (ARD No. 14750).
- Mader, T.L. and W. M. Kreikemeier. 2006. Effects of growth-promoting agents and season on blood metabolites and body temperature in heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 84:1030-1037 (ARD No. 14854).
- Amundson, J. L., T. L. Mader, R. J. Rasby, and Q. S. Hu. 2006. Environmental effects on pregnancy rate in beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 84:3415-3420 (ARD No.14717).
- Brown-Brandl, T. M., J. A. Nienaber, R. A. Eigenberg, T. L. Mader, J. L. Morrow, and J. W. Dailey. 2006. Comparison of heat tolerance of feedlot heifers of different breeds. Livestock Science 105:19-26.