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The mission of the Integrated Livestock Management (ILM) Program is to provide creative solutions for the challenges that face the livestock industries through direct engagement with producers, field-based research, dissemination of information, and training highly skilled personnel.

ILM activities link a graduate studies program with research and field-based engagement activities. Because ILM activities focus on livestock producer problems, students explore real, relevant issues in the field and provide a valuable service to producers. Animal production areas include dairy, cow-calf, feedlot, sheep and wildlife.

Students receive a Masters or PhD degree from one of the participating departments. They develop expertise in a specific discipline within a multidisciplinary environment of inquiry in animal agriculture.


Participating students (pre and post graduate) work on projects designed to incorporate field work and producer communication so that the production setting is a significant component of the educational program. Read more here.

ILM Projects and Research

Collaboration of a multidisciplinary faculty group, animal health and production specialists, State Diagnostic Laboratory personnel, and Cooperative Extension resources, generates a well-rounded approach to animal agriculture problem solving. Read more about our problem solving efforts here.

Producer Information

We are committed to communication with producers to prioritize activities, target training opportunities, focus on problems of real importance, and direct our outreach activities. We publish newsletters, trade-journal and refereed scientific articles, and conduct field-based seminars for producer education. Read more about producer engagement here.