Longtime animal scientist Terry Klopfenstein has been named one of the 50 most influential beef industry leaders in the last 50 years. The list was released in the September issue of Beef magazine, a leading industry publication.
Klopfenstein, the magazine noted, “is an internationally recognized authority in beef cattle nutrition and the first to develop beef cattle diets using distillers grains as both a protein and energy source.
“Discovering the synergy that occurs when wet distillers grains replace corn in cattle finishing diets, his research served as the foundation of the ‘golden triangle’ of corn, ethanol and cattle feeding industries in the state of Nebraska,” the magazine continued.
Klopfenstein is one of five people on the list of 50 with Nebraska ties. The others are: Frank Baker, former UNL faculty member; Nebraska native Paul Engler, an UNL graduate, Texas cattleman and benefactor of UNL’s Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program; Fred Johnson, whose cattle operation included interests in Nebraska; and John Pollak, director of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center.
Klopfenstein, now a professor emeritus, took a position with the University of Nebraska in 1965.
The complete Beef magazine list is available at http://go.unl.edu/tcdt.