Nick Hardcastle, PhD

Beef Sustainability Lead, Cargill

Dr. Nick Hardcastle is the Beef Sustainability Lead for Cargill Protein’s Beef Live Ops and Procurement team.  Currently, Nick works to optimize sustainability solutions for Cargill’s cattle supply. He hopes to identify opportunities that lead to meaningful change in the industry and help support the producer’s longevity. Prior to his current role, Nick served as the Beef Optimization Business Manager for Cargill.  In this role, he focused on maximizing carcass value and supply chain merit. Nick believes that maximizing the value of every head from a productivity, cutability, and sustainability perspective is important to the future of the industry and collaboration is needed to deliver in each of these areas.