The University of Arizona

Dr. Dan FaulknerDr. Dan Faulkner

Extension Beef Specialist

Agricultural Research Center
4101 North Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-626-5573
Fax: 520-626-1283



Dr. Dan Faulkner joined the Animal Sciences Department in July 2012. Prior to his University of Arizona appointment Dr. Faulkner was a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois, Department of Animal Sciences as a Professor with a 50% extension and 50% research appointment.  His research and extension activities emphasized proper nutrition and management of beef cattle. Dr. Faulkner brings a wealth of knowledge and prominence to his position at the University of Arizona.  He led the beef extension group and the beef industry in Illinois for over 25 years and has a publication list which includes 5 book chapters, 79 journal articles, and 93 abstracts.  He has also planned and conducted over 500 educational conferences and seminars for over 30,000 individuals, was an invited speaker at 60 regional or national conferences, prepared over 300 extension articles (a number of which received national distribution) and did over 150 radio and television programs.

Research Interests:

Dr. Faulkner’s research program focuses on the factors that influence cow forage intake, efficiency and longevity under Arizona range conditions.  Recently he has evaluated cow forage intake and observed over 100% variation in intake for cows of similar size and milk production.

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