Matt Crouse, PhD

Research Physiologist, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, USDA

Dr. Matthew Crouse is a Research Physiologist in the Nutrition, Growth, and Physiology Research Unit at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, NE. Dr. Crouse completed his undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from North Dakota State University in Nutritional Physiology with a focus on heifer development and developmental programming. Dr. Crouse's current work with the Agriculture Research Service is two-fold 1) heifer nutrition and strategic supplementation to improve fetal development and calf growth, and 2) yearling bull nutrition to optimize fertility and identify changes in calf growth based on bull nutrition and management. Dr. Crouse collaborates with scientists at USMARC, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, North Dakota State University, and across the country to answer questions that improve cattle management and increase profitability.