Our thanks to Dr. Jock Buchanan-Smith

Since the inception of the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) in 2001, Dr. Jock Buchanan-Smith has acted as the BCRC’s Technical Administrator. Jock provided direction and technical review services to the Council to guide research program development and ongoing management, and evaluated both research proposals and project results. He played a significant role in bridging the gap between scientists and industry.



Jock recently stepped down from his role with the BCRC to enjoy full-time retirement with his wife Virginia at their home near Guelph, Ontario.

Dr. Buchanan-Smith is an internationally recognized authority on beef cattle nutrition and management. He has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed journal papers, research presentations and technology transfer articles for producers.

Jock also chaired the National Academy of Science committee that updated and published the 7th Revised Edition of the Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle in 2000. This publication provides authoritative nutritional recommendations for beef cattle, accounting for variability due to breed types, production systems, and the environmental conditions in which beef cattle are raised.

Throughout his career, Dr. Buchanan-Smith has been admired for Continue reading