Kacie McCarthy

portrait of Kacie McCarthy
Areas of Expertise
Beef Cattle
Extension
Assistant Professor
Beef Cow-Calf Specialist

Education

 

Ph.D.               North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

                         Major: Animal Science

                         December 2019

 

M.S.                New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

                         Major: Animal Science, Ruminant Nutrition

                        December 2016

 

B.S.                 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

                        Major: Animal Science

                        Minor: Business Administration

                        May 2014

 

                        California State University, Chico, Chico, CA

                        Major: Animal Science

                        2009-2011

 

Professional Experience

  •  Graduate Research Assistant

        Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

        January 2017 – December 2019

  • Graduate Assistant

        Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

        August 2014 – December 2016

  • Graduate Assistant Softball Coach

       Athletic Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

      August 2014-June 2016

 

Honors and Awards Received

  • ASAS Midwestern Section Animal Science Young Scholar, 2020
  • Joseph P. Fontenot Appreciation Club Travel Scholarship, ASAS, 2018
  • 3rd Place Midwest American Society of Animal Science Ph.D. Oral Competition, 2018
  • Western Section ASAS Graduate Student Representative, July 2018 to July 2020
  • ND Livestock Endowment Foundation Arlon G. Hazen Memorial Scholarship, NDSU, 2017
  • Lee S. and Lou C. Evans Memorial Scholarship, NMSU, 2016
  • Alvin L. and Lorena P. Neumann Memorial Endowed Scholarship, NMSU, 2016
  • Academic All- Mountain West Softball Team, 2013
  • Mountain West Softball Pitcher of the Year, 2012
  • Mountain West All Conference Softball Team, 2012 & 2013
  • Mountain West Softball Pitcher of the Week x3, 2012

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Animal Science
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture

 

Teaching Experience

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • ASCI 455: Beef Cow-Calf Management

       Semester: Spring

       Summary: Integrated management specific to the beef cow-calf enterprise necessary to achieve biologic and economic efficiency.

  • ASCI 311E: Beef Industry Study Tour

       Semester: Spring

       Summary: Identify beef cattle related enterprises that represent the breadth of the cattle industry. Prioritize these enterprises as candidates for inclusion in the summer tour.

 

Previous Courses Taught

North Dakota State University

  • ANSC 486: Beef Industry and Production Systems

       Semester: Spring 2019

       Summary: Capstone course includes the management, systems, selection, record keeping, merchandising, and production testing of beef.

 

Teaching Assistant

  • ANSC 463: Physiology of Reproduction

       Semester: Spring 2018

       Summary: Comparative anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology of reproduction in mammals.

  • ANSC 486: Beef Industry and Production Systems

       Semester: Spring 2017

       Summary: Capstone course includes the management, systems, selection, record keeping, merchandising, and production testing of beef.

 

Refereed Publications

  • McCarthy, K. L., S.R. Underdahl, and C. R. Dahlen. 2020. Effects of a vitamin and mineral bolus on beef heifer feedlot performance, feeding behavior, carcass characteristics, and liver mineral concentrations. (Submitted)
  • Kassetas, C. J., J.S. Caton, J.D. Kirsch, S.T. Dorsam, K.L. McCarthy, M.S. Crouse, K.K. Sedivec, B.W. Neville, and C.R. Dahlen. 2020. Effect of feeding 60% dried corn distillers grains plus solubles or the equivalent sulfur as CaSO4 on performance and reproductive traits of yearling Angus bulls. (Submitted)

 

Proceedings

  • McCarthy, K. L., S. R. Underdahl, M. Undi, S. Becker, and C. R. Dahlen. 2019. Utilizing an electronic feeder to measure mineral and energy supplement intake in beef heifers grazing native range. Transl. Anim. Sci. 3 (Suppl. 1): 1719-1723. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txz065
  • McCarthy, K. L., E. J. Scholljegerdes, J. A. Gould, J. Hepton, and W. T. Nichols. 2017. Effects of early administration of Ralgro to Holstein calves on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics. Proc. West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. 68:130-135. doi:10.2527/asasws.2017.0052
  • McCarthy, K. L., E. J. Scholljegerdes, J. A. Gould, and W. T. Nichols. 2016. Effects of administering Ralgro to Holstein calves during the hutch period on growth performance. Proc. West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. 67: 198-199. doi:10.2527/jam2016-1667

 

Abstracts

  • McCarthy, K.L., J. Nestande, C.J. Kassetas, F. Baumgaertner, J. D. Kirsch, S.T. Dorsam, T.L. Neville, A.K. Ward, P.P. Borowicz, L.P. Reynolds, C. Forcherio, R. Scott, J.S. Caton, and C.R. Dahlen. 2020. Effects of feeding vitamin and mineral supplements and (or) energy supplements to beef heifers during the first 84 days of pregnancy on concentrations of progesterone, corpus luteum size and fetal body measurements. Submitted ICAR 2020.
  • C.R. Dahlen, S.R. Underdahl, K.L. McCarthy, C.J. Kassetas, J.D. Kirsch, S.J. Dorsam, M.S. Crouse, K.K. Sedivec, and J.S. Caton. 2020. Effects of managing mature beef bulls on divergent planes nutrition on motility and kinematic properties of fresh and frozen-thawed sperm. Submitted ICAR 2020.
  • Kassetas, C. J., J.S. Caton, J.D. Kirsch, S.T. Dorsam, K.L. McCarthy, M.S. Crouse, K.K. Sedivec, B.W. Neville, and C.R. Dahlen. 2020. Effect of feeding 60% dried corn distillers grains plus solubles or the equivalent sulfur as CaSO4 on and trace mineral concentrations in serum and seminal plasma. Submitted ICAR 2020.
  • Reynolds, L.P. K.L. McCarthy, M.S. Crouse, C.J. Kassetas, F. Baumgaertner, S.T. Dorsam, J.D. Kirsch, T.L. Neville, P. Coy, J.S. Caton, P.P. Borowicz, and C.R. Dahlen. 2020. Effects of feeding restricted dietary intake on expression of oviductal glycoprotein 1 (ovgp1) in the oviductal ampulla of beef cows. Submitted ICAR 2020.
  • Sauer, L.I., T.L. Neville, C.J. Kassetas, F. Baumgaertner, J.D. Kirsch, S.T. Dorsam, P.P. Borowicz, L.P. Reynolds, A.K. Ward, J.C. Forcherio, R. Scott, K.L. McCarthy, C.R. Dahlen, and J. S. Caton. 2020. Effects of a vitamin and mineral supplement and an energy supplement on concentrations of glucose and non-esterified fatty acids in artificially inseminated beef heifers up to d 84 post-insemination. Submitted Midwest Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci.
  • C.R. Dahlen, S.R. Underdahl, K.L. McCarthy, M.C. Crouse, J.D.  Kirsch, S.T. Dorsam, C.J. Kassetas, T.C. Gilbery, K.K. Sedivec, and J.S. Caton. 2020. Effects of feeding rumen-protected methionine to mature beef bulls. Submitted Midwest Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci.
  • Kassetas, C. J., J.S. Caton, J.D. Kirsch, S.T. Dorsam, K.L. McCarthy, M.S. Crouse, K.K. Sedivec, B.W. Neville, and C.R. Dahlen. 2020. Effect of feeding 60% dried corn distillers grains plus solubles or the equivalent sulfur on performance, hormone concentrations, and glutathione peroxidase activity in yearling Angus bulls.  Submitted Midwest Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci.
  • McCarthy, K. L., S. R. Underdahl, and C. R. Dahlen. 2019. Effects of a vitamin and mineral bolus on heifer feedlot performance, feeding behavior and carcass characteristics. J. Anim. Sci. 97 (Suppl. 3): 156-157. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz258.321
  • Kassetas, C. J., B. W. Neville, J. S. Caton, J. D. Kirsch, K. L. McCarthy, K. K. Sedivec, M. S. Crouse and C. R. Dahlen. 2019. Effects of feeding 60% dried distillers grains plus solubles or the equivalent sulfur as calcium sulfate on hydrogen sulfide gas production in the rumen. J. Anim. Sci. 97 (Suppl. 3): 216-217. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz258.443
  • McCarthy, K. L., L. G. Sitorski, K. C. Swanson, S. R. Underdahl, T. C. Gilbery, K. K. Sedivec, B. W. Neville and C. R. Dahlen. 2018. The relationship between preweaning creep feeder appearance on postweaning calf intake and carcass characteristics.  J. Anim. Sci. 96 (E. Suppl.): 66. doi: 10.1093/jas/sky404.146
  • Da Silva, F., N. Negrin-Pereira, B. Funnell, F. Baumgaertner, M. Crosswhite, K. L. McCarthy, S. R. Underdahl, B. W. Neville, K. K. Sedivec, D. DeGrofft, and C. R. Dahlen. 2018. The effects of injectable trace mineral supplements in donor cows at the initiation of a superovulation protocol in embryo outcomes and pregnancy rates in recipient females. J. Anim. Sci. 96 (E. Suppl.): 346. doi: 10.1093/jas/sky404.762
  • McCarthy, K. L., M. Undi, C. R. Dahlen. 2018. Mineral intake, feeding behavior, and growth performance of cow-calf pairs grazing native range. J. Anim. Sci. 96: 83-84. doi: 10.1093/jas/sky073.155.