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NMSU Adds Livestock Nutritionist

LAS CRUCES - Sergio Soto-Navarro has joined New Mexico State University's animal and range sciences department as its new livestock nutritionist.

Soto-Navarro's plans include research on beef nutrition and management on irrigated pastures. "My focus will be on nutrient management for optimal cattle performance," he said

Soto-Navarro will teach an undergraduate course on animal nutrition, and graduate-level courses in livestock energy metabolism. "I really enjoy teaching and interacting with students," he said.

Prior to joining NMSU, Soto-Navarro served as a postdoctoral fellow at North Dakota University. He also worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Langston University's E. Kika de la Garza Institute for Goat Research.

Soto-Navarro earned bachelor's degree in animal science and master's degree animal production systems from the Autonomous University of Baja California. He received a doctorate in animal science with a focus on feedlot nutrition from NMSU.