Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Keela Trennepohl, Ph.D.

Keela Retallick with two Angus cows

Assistant Professor, Beef Cattle Specialist

Office: Bldg 10, Rm 117

(805) 756-2685



• B.S. – University of Wisconsin-Madison

• M.S. – University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign

• Ph.D. - University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign


Teaching/Area of Discipline:

• Ruminant Nutrition

• Beef Cattle Production and Management



• Determining the feeding value of California by-product feeds in ruminants

• How to measure and evaluate feed efficiency in the cow herd

• The value of heterosis in commercial cow-calf operations

• Benefits of managed rangeland grazing for beef cattle operations

• Using technology and nutritional strategies to insure economical feedlot cattle production 


Other Responsibilities:

• Advisor to the Young Cattlemen’s Committee (YCC)

• Assist with Beef Operations Management

• Cal Poly Bull Test


Associations and Memberships:

• National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

• San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association

• California Angus Association

• American Angus Association

• California Beef Cattle Improvement Association 

• American Society of Animal Science


Related Content