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Dan Eversole

Associate Professor & Extension Beef Scientist, Beef Cattle Management and Animal Nutrition
Photo of Dr. Dan Eversole. The Inn at Virginia Tech,  2023.
School of Animal Sciences
3250 Litton Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech
175 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Extension and outreach activities have focused primarily in 4-H/FFA youth programs and in cow/calf management. Areas of interest include nutrition, management, trace-mineral supplementation, performance bull testing, livestock evaluation and selection, and registered purebred cattle. Guidance and assistance are provided in coordinating the State FFA Livestock Judging Contests as well as in assisting with county, district, and state 4-H contests.

Areas of research have included applied studies in the growth and development of bulls, cow/calf management, and feedlot nutrition. His research is directly applicable to the beef cattle industry and has elucidated solutions to problems affecting the efficacy of beef cattle performance and management. Considerable work has focused on selenium, copper, and zinc supplemental levels in salt-mineral mixtures for weaned calves, gestating cows, and growing bulls. Studies have been conducted to examine the effects of trace-mineral supplementation on immune function in beef cattle.

AT 0164 – Introduction of Animal Science (Co-instructor) - 40 students

APSC 2114 - Livestock Management and Handling - 135 students

ALS 3204 – Animal Nutrition and Feeding - 150 students

APSC 3764/AT 0294 – Livestock Merchandising - 105 students

APSC /FST 3214 – Principles of Meat Science (Co-instructor) - 30 students

APSC 4414 – Beef and Sheep Production - 45 students

Academic Advisor in the Central Advising Office

Eversole, D.  2009.  Newest Breed on Campus.   SimTalk 17 (1): 26-27,31.

Dunnington, E. A., D. E. Eversole, and P. Umberger.   2007.  University livestock sale provides an exceptional teaching tool and effective program support.   NACTA J. 51:34-39.

Wood, C., B. Beal, E. Dunnington, D. Eversole, H. Jiang, A. McElroy, and R. Splan.  2008.  Capstone experiences in animal and poultry sciences:  Opportunity and challenge.  J. Anim. Sci. 86 (E-Suppl.2):  397.

Wood, C., B. Beal, E. Dunnington, D. Eversole, A. McElroy, and R. Splan.  2008.  A holistic approach to undergraduate curriculum review and revision in animal and poultry sciences:  Process and results.  J. Anim. Sci. 86 (E-Suppl.2):  398.

Eversole, D. E and B. Anderson.  2006.  Creep Feed Considerations.  Angus J. 27 (12): 77-79.

Dietz, R.E., J.B. Hall, W.D. Whittier, F. Elvinger, and D.E. Eversole.  2003.  Effects of feeding supplemental fat to beef cows on cold tolerance in newborn calves.  J. Anim. Sci. 81:885-894.

Bass, R. T., W. S. Swecker, Jr., and D. E. Eversole.  2001.  Effects of oral vitamin E supplementation during late gestation in beef cattle in late winter and late summer.  Am. J. Vet. Res:.  62:921-927.

Rice, R., D. Blodgett, G. Schurig, W. Swecker, C. Thatcher, and D. Eversole.  1998.  Oral and parenteral vaccination of mice with protein-ergotamine conjugates and evaluation of protection against fescue toxicosis.  Vet. Immunol. & Immunopath. 61:305-316.

Jack, N. E. and D. E. Eversole.  1997.  Student-managed livestock sale provides valuable job skills.  NACTA J. 41:37-41.

Swecker, W. S., Jr., C. D. Thatcher, D. E. Eversole, D. J. Blodgett, and G. G. Schurig.  1995.  Effect of selenium supplementation on colostral IgG concentration in cows grazing selenium-deficient pastures and on postsuckle serum IgG concentration in their calves.  Am. J. Vet. Res. 56:450-453.

Niederman, C. N., D. J. Blodgett, D. E. Eversole, G. G. Schurig, and C. D. Thatcher.  1994.  Effect of copper and iron on neutrophil function and humoral immunity of gestating beef cattle.  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.  204:1796-1800.

Eversole, D. E., J. P. Fontenot, D. M. Lucas, and D. J. Kirk.  1991.  Performance and carcass characteristics of finishing steers on high roughage using salinomycin or monensin.  Prof. An. Sci. 7:47-49.

Swecker, W. S., Jr., D. E. Eversole, C. D. Thatcher, and D. J. Blodgett.  1991.  Selenium supplementation of gestating beef cows on selenium-deficient pastures.  Agri-Practice 12:25-30.

Zajac, A. M., J. W. Hansen, W. D. Whittier, and D. E. Eversole.  1991.  The effect of parasite control on fertility in beef heifers.  Vet. Parasitol.  40:281-291.

Hough, R. L., F. D. McCarthy, H. D. Kent, D. E. Eversole, and M. L. Wahlberg.  1990.  Influence of nutritional restriction during late gestation on production measures and passive immunity in beef cattle.  J. Anim. Sci.  68:2622-2627.

Hough, R. L., F. D. McCarthy, C. D. Thatcher, H. D. Kent, and D. E. Eversole.  1990.  Influence of glucocorticoid on macromolecular absorption and passive immunity in neonatal lambs.  J. Anim. Sci.  68:2459-2464.

Eversole, D. E.  1990.  Use of video for improving oral reason presentations of livestock judging students.  NACTA J. 34:19-20.

Hansen, J. W., A. M. Zajac, D. E. Eversole, and H. J. Gerken, Jr.  1989.  The effect of stocking rate and parasite control on the performance of replacement beef heifers on pastures.  Vet. Parasitol.  34:103-115.

Swecker, W. S., Jr., D. E. Eversole, C. D. Thatcher, D. J. Bodgett, G. G. Schurig, and J. B. Meldrum.  1989.  Influence of supplemental selenium on the humoral immune response in weaned beef calves.  Am. J. Vet. Res. 50:1760-1763.

Eversole, D. E., J. P. Fontenot, and D. J. Kirk.  1989.  Implanting trenbolone acetate and estradiol in finishing beef steers.  Nutr. Rep. Int.  39:995-1002.

Eversole, D. E., C. D. Thatcher, D. J. Blodgett, J. B. Meldrum, and H. D. Kent.  1988.  Repletion of blood selenium concentrations in weaned beef calves.  Cornell Vet. 78:75-87.

Eversole, D. E., W. G. Bergen, R. A. Merkel, W. T. Magee, and H. W. Harpster.  1981.  Growth and muscle development of feedlot cattle of different genetic backgrounds.  J. Anim. Sci.  53:91-101.

  • Ph.D., Ruminant Nutrition, 1978, Michigan State University
  • B.S. Animal Science 1973, Ohio State University



  • The Ohio State University Animal Sciences Hall of Fame (2020)
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Association UT Prosim Service  Award, Virginia Tech  (2019)
  • Seedstock Producer of the Year, Virginia Tech, American-International Charolais       Association (2017)
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Virginia    Tech, (2015)
  • Honorary American FFA Degree, Awarded by the National FFA Organization Board of Directors (2007)
  • Teaching Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, Virginia Tech (1997)
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech (1992)
  • Alpha Zeta Outstanding Faculty Service Award in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (1982)

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