Jason E. Sawyer
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Jason Sawyer is an Associate Professor of beef cattle nutrition and production management in the Department of Animal Science and holds a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. He serves as Associate Department Head for operations, and as Superintendent of the McGregor Research Center. He received a B.S. in rangeland ecology and management from Texas A&M University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in beef cattle nutrition and management from New Mexico State University. Dr. Sawyer has taught undergraduate and graduate courses including Stocker and Feeder Cattle Management, Advancements in Beef Production II, and Beef Cattle Management, as well as a graduate experimental design course, Research Methods for Animal Science. As a member of the graduate faculty, he advises a number of students pursuing M.Ag., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.
Dr. Sawyer’s research interests revolve around beef cattle production systems, with a special emphasis on stocker cattle production. Specific research interests include enhancing production efficiency in forage systems, manipulation of nutrient partitioning, and decision support for beef cattle systems. In addition to teaching and research commitments, Dr. Sawyer has managerial responsibility for the 6,372-acre AgriLife Research Center at McGregor as well as a number of research, teaching, and extension facilities located in and around College Station. Before joining the faculty at Texas A&M University in 2003, Dr. Sawyer held a joint Research and Extension beef cattle specialist position at New Mexico State University’s Clayton Livestock Research Center. He and his wife, Allison, have three children.