Jeff Heldt, PhD

Beef Technical Services Lead and US Ruminant Innovation Lead, Selko

Jeff Heldt was born and raised in Nebraska. He graduated from McCook Senior High School. From there Jeff went to the University of Wyoming where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992 with a major Animal Science. He received a Master of Science degree from South Dakota State University in 1995 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Kansas State University in 1998. Both advanced degree programs had an emphasis in range cow nutrition and forage utilization. Following college, Jeff has served in various Beef Technical Services roles in the livestock feed industry. Jeff also spent some time as a feedlot and ranch manager in Nebraska prior to his current position as Beef Technical Services Lead with Selko USA. In this role Jeff leads the Beef Technical Services and Validation Research efforts for the North American Beef team. Jeff is also active with his volunteer efforts in beef industry and is a past President of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Research and Education Foundation and is a member of the Nebraska Cattlemen Western Nebraska Affiliate and past co-chairman for the 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska. Currently, Jeff is on the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Board of Directors. Jeff and his wife Nicole and their three children (James, Clara, and Harrison) reside in Scottsbluff NE.