Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes is the Range Animal Nutritionist in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University. His area of specialty is cow/calf nutrition with an emphasis on strategic supplementation programs that not only improve cow reproduction and growth but also improve the longevity and  performance of their offspring.  He also conducts research in the area of animal health, annual crop grazing, and mineral nutrition. Dr. Scholljegerdes  worked as a Research Animal Scientist for the USDA in North Dakota prior to arriving at NMSU.

Title: Associate Professor of Animal Science
Major Field of Interest: Ruminant Nutrition
E-mail address: ejs@nmsu.edu
Office Phone: 575-646-1750


B.S. University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998

M.S. University of Wyoming, 2001

Ph.D. University of Wyoming, 2005


Investigation of strategic supplementation strategies that improve the use of forages by ruminants. Other interests include the development of supplements which provide key nutrients at critical times of the production cycle to improve reproduction and growth.

Courses Taught:

Animal Science 426 – Beef Production

Animal Science 484 – Ruminant Nutrition

Animal Science 510 – Range Nutrition Techniques

Animal Science 515 – Graduate Seminar

Animal Science 521 – Advanced Nutritional Management II: Cow calf/stocker


Honors and Awards:

Western Section, American Society of Animal Science “Young Scientist Award” -2014

Israel Faculty Fellowship, Jewish National Fund -2012

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Contact Dr. Scholljegerdes: ejs@nmsu.edu