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Department of Agriculture
Member, Texas Tech University System The Princeton Review - 373 Best Colleges, 2011 Edition

Micheal W. Salisbury, Ph.D.








Professor of Animal Science, Department Chair

Phone: (325) 486-6920
Fax: (325) 942-2183
Personal Webpage


Ph.D. (1999) Reproductive Physiology, New Mexico State University
M.S. (1996) Animal Science, Angelo State University
B.S. (1994) Animal Science, Angelo State University

Research Interests

  • Decreasing reproductive wastage in sheep, goats, and cattle
  • Developing management practices to increase reproductive efficiency in domestic livestock species
  • Effect of nutrition on reproduction in ruminants
  • Relationship among performance test and production traits and long range management in sheep and goats
  • Meat goat performance testing (ASU Meat Goat Performance Test)

Recent Publications

Salisbury, M. W., T. T. Ross, C. R. Krehbiel, C. L. Schultz, and L. L. Melton. 2004. Effects of protein on intake, nitrogen balance, and site and extent of digestion in whiteface wethers consuming medium-quality grass hay. J. Anim. Sci. 82:3567-3576.

Schultz, C. L., T. T. Ross, and M. W. Salisbury. 2003. The effects of supplementing ewes with D-a Tocopherol on serum and colostrum immunoglobulin G titers and Preweaning lamb performance. Sheep and Goat Res. J. 18:96-100.

Salisbury, M.W., T.T. Ross, C.R. Krehbiel, L.L. Melton, C.L. Schultz, and D.M. Hallford. 2000. Development and reproductive performance in Suffolk and whitefaced lambs consuming medium-quality forage and supplemented with two levels of undegradable intake protein. Sheep & Goat Res. J. 16(2): 37-45

Courses Taught

ASCI 3240 Wool and Mohair Selection and Grading
ASCI 3443 Genetics of Livestock Improvement
ASCI 4248 Reproductive Techniques
ASCI 4344 Animal Reproduction
ASCI 4342 Sheep and Goat Science
ASCI 6339 Advanced Reproductive Physiology
ASCI 6345 Livestock Management

Other Activities

Wool and Mohair Judging Team
Block and Bridle Club Advisor