Trent Smith

Trent Smith

Associate Professor
Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics

Mailing Address:
Box 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762


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

Society Memberships:

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

Courses Taught:

  • ADS 4123 Animal Breeding
  • ADS 4321 Beef Cattle Laboratory
  • ADS 4323 Beef Cattle Science
  • 4433/6633 Advanced Beef Cattle Production


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

Graduate Students

Kalyn Woods


Buntyn, J. O., J. A. Carroll, T. Smith, J. D. Rivera, N. C. Burdick-Sanchez, P. R. Broadway, S. M. Falkenberg, T. B. Schmidt. 2016. Evaluation of the innate immune response of Angus heifers with genetic marker variation for intramuscular fat deposition following a lipopolysaccharide challenge. Livestock Science 188:103-110:  Download
Demarais, S., B. K. Strickland, S. L. Webb, T. Smith, C. McDonald. 2016. Simulated effects of releasing pen-raised deer into the wild to alter population-level antler Size. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:41-49.  Download
Kurve, V. P., P. Joseph, J. B. Williams, T. J. Kim, H. Boland, T. Smith, M. W. Schilling. 2016. The effect of feeding native warm season grasses in the stocker phase on the carcass quality, meat quality, and sensory attributes of beef loin steaks from grain-finished steers. Meat Science 112:31-38.  Download
Michel, E. S., S. Demarais, B. K. Strickland, T. Smith, C. M. Dacus. 2016. Antler characteristics are highly heritable but influenced by maternal factors. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1420-1426.  Download
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