Kurt D. Vogel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Animal Science, Department of Animal and Food Science, University of Wisconsin- River Falls

Dr. Kurt Vogel is an Assistant Professor and the Oscar Mayer Faculty Scholar of Livestock Welfare and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. Dr. Vogel’s research and teaching interests include the effects of management practices on the physiology and behavior of livestock from the farm to slaughter. He completed his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Vogel received his doctoral training in Animal Sciences at Colorado State University under the guidance of Dr. Temple Grandin. During this time, he performed multiple studies regarding the impact of feed additives on feedlot cattle physiology and behavior, electrical stunning of pigs, and dairy animal welfare assessments. Dr. Vogel also is the president of Vogel Livestock Solutions, a consulting company that focuses on practical and applied implementation of animal housing, handling, management, and slaughter processes that are based on a blend of science, ethics, and common sense. In his free time, Dr. Vogel writes a bimonthly featured commentary on meat industry - related animal welfare issues for National Provisioner magazine titled “Farm to Plate.”  He has been an invited speaker for numerous meetings and seminars and greatly enjoys working with livestock producers at the farm, ranch, plant, and feedlot to find practical, science-based solutions to animal welfare issues.

Education

  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2011
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, 2008
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2006

Teaching Responsibilities

University of Wisconsin

  • ANSC 115: Animal Welfare
  • ANSC 260: Animal Physiology
  • AnSci 431: Beef Cattle Production
  • AnSci 305: Principles of Meat Science

Colorado State University

  • ANEQ 565: Interpreting Animal Science Research
  • ANEQ 476: Feedlot Systems
  • ANEQ 470: Meat Production Systems
  • ANEQ 320: Reproductive Physiology
  • AGRI 192: Orientation to Agricultural Systems
  • ANEQ 300E: Principles of Livestock Behavior

Extension and Outreach Programs

  • Minnesota Nutrition Conference - Poultry Section
  • Poultry Schools
  • Turkey Media Day

Affiliated Centers/Organizations/Appointments

  • Poultry Science Association (Associate Editor)
  • NE-1022 Regional Research Project - Poultry Production Systems

Publications

Refereed Articles

Vogel, K. D. , G. Badtram, J. R. Claus, T. Grandin, S. Turpin, R. E. Weyker, and E. Voogd. 2011 . Head - only followed by cardiac arrest stunning is an effective alternative to head - only electrical stunning in pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 89:1412 - 1418.

Vogel, K. D. , J. R. Claus, T. Grandin, G. R. Oetzel, and D. M. Schaefer. 2011 . Water access and health status effects on blood components, body weight loss percentage, and fresh meat characteristics of Holstein slaughter cows. J. Anim. Sci. 89:538 - 548.

Claus, J. R., C. A. Sawyer, and K. D. Vogel . 2009. Injection order effects on eff icacy of calcium chloride and sodium tripolyphosphate in controlling the pink color defect in uncured, intact turkey breast. Meat Sci. 84:755 - 759.

Vogel, K. D . 2013. The Science of Animal Welfare: Why a multifaceted approach is necessary . Proc. 66 th Reciprocal Meat Conf. (Suppl). (Abstr).

Collins, M., B. Bartz, R. Livingood, H. Sobczynski, and K. D . Vogel . 2013. Assessment of non - penetrating captive bolt stunning followed by electrical induction of cardiac arrest in veal calves . Proc. 66 th Reciprocal Meat Conf. (Suppl). (Abstr).

Vogel, K. D. 2011. Does high production cause health problems in dairy cows? J. Dairy Sci. 94: (E - Suppl. 1) (Abstr.).

Vogel, K. D. , G. Badtram, J. R. Claus, T. Grandin, S. Turpin, R. E. Weyker, and E. Voogd. 201 0 . Head - only followed by cardiac arrest stunning is an effective alternative to head - only electrical stunning in pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 88: (E - Suppl. 2) (Abstr.).

Vogel, K. D. , J. R. Claus, T. Grandin, G. R. Oetzel, and D. M. Schaefer. 2009. Water access and the physiological well - being of Holstein slaughter cows. J. Anim. Sci. 87: (Suppl. 2) (Abstr.).

Vogel, K. D. and J. R. Claus. 2007. Factors affecting myoglobin color reversion in cooked ground beef patties. Proc. 60 th Reciprocal Meat Conf. (Suppl). (Abstr).

Address

  • Street: 410 S. Third Street
  • City: River Falls
  • State: WI
  • Country: United States
  • Postcode: 54022

Contact

  • Telephone: 715-425-3704
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.