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Trent Smith

Associate Professor

Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics

Office Location: Wise Center, Rm 4015

Mailing Address
Mailstop 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Email: ts289@ads.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-3691
Fax: (662) 325-8873


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • M.S., Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Mississippi State University

Courses Taught

  • ADS 4123 Animal Breeding
  • ADS 4323 Beef Cattle Science
  • ADS 4412 Management of Livestock Sales I

Society Membership

  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
  • Louisiana Cattlemen's
  • Association

Research Interests

  • Estimation of genetic parameters in performance, carcass, and consumer related traits in beef cattle
  • Evaluation of beef breeds, breed types, and mating systems

Refereed Publications

Parish, J.A., T. Smith. 2012. Performance-based evaluation of a beef cattle retained ownership extension program. Journal of Extension 50(1):1T0T6. Download

Parish, J.A., B.M. Bourg, M.L. Marks, N.B. Simmons and T. Smith. 2012. Evaluation of different methods of cattle hip height data collection. The Professional Animal Scientist 28: 292-299. Download

Parish, J.A., T. Smith, R.C. Vann. 2012. Mississippi farm to feedlot program thirteen-year summary: Effects of steer age and morbidity on feedlot performance and carcass traits. Professional Animal Scientist 28:158-165. Download

Parish, J.A., T. Smith, R.C. Vann. 2011. Case Study: Influence of years of Mississippi Farm to Feedlot Program participation on feedlot performance and carcass traits. The Professional Animal Scientist 27(6):584-590. Download

Parish, J.A., T. Smith, J.R. Parish, T.F. Best, H.T. Boland. 2009. Evaluation of four different methods of calf birth weight data collection. Professional Animal Scientist 25(6):716-721. Download