Dustin Pendell

Livestock, Animal Health

Professor - Kansas State University

Dr. Pendell joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University in July 2015 as an Associate Professor. His broad research interests include livestock and animal health issues that span from the producer through the meat supply chain to the final consumer. Dustin’s interdisciplinary research has been funded by federal agencies and commodity organizations and appears in various academic and outreach publications.


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Documents & Presentations by Dustin Pendell
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Cattle Chat - Weekly Podcast from K-State Beef Cattle Institute

Recent episodes:

Episode 181: October 15, 2021 - Weaning prep, listener question, transition diet part 2

Episode 180: October 8, 2021 - Measuring cow herd efficiency, role of research in cow-calf operations, transition diets during weaning

October 15, 2021
Cow-Calf Producers Trends in Kansas

K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell and Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Hannah Shear discuss their extensive survey of cow-calf producers in Kansas, seeking out trends in cow-calf management and economic performance...they centered on several aspects of herd management, including calving time, calf preconditioning, breeding programs and herd feeding.

September 14, 2021
Kansas Cow‐Calf Production August 1, 2021
Feed Costs: Pasture Versus Non-Pasture Cost

An Analysis of 2015-2019 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise

July 1, 2021
Differences Between High-, Medium-, and Low-Profit Cow-Calf Producers - 2015-2019

An Analysis of 2015-2019 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprise

May 18, 2021
KSU-Sheep Farm Management Guide Spreadsheet

An Excel spreadsheet for sheep enterprise budgeting to evaluate potential income, costs and profitability. 

December 14, 2020
KSU Sheep Farm Management Guide Spreadsheet

An Excel spreadsheet for sheep enterprise budgeting to evaluate potential income, costs and profitability

December 18, 2019
Master List of Prices Used in Livestock Budgets December 18, 2019
Economic Impacts of Cattle Traceability

K-State livestock economist Dustin Pendell and graduate researcher Hannah Shear go over their just-released analysis of the economics associated with a cattle traceability system featuring individual animal identification. They look at which sector of the beef cattle industry would bear the largest share of traceability costs, as well as the potential economic payoffs of having a traceability system in place.

December 9, 2019
Implementation and Economic Impacts of a Traceability Program on Beef Industry Stakeholders December 3, 2019