During the Cattle Industry Convention in San Diego Greta Krafsur, DVM, was awarded on of two W.D. Farr Scholarships to assist in her graduate studies at Colorado State University. Krafsur, originally from South Dakota, earned her DVM degree from Colorado State University. Now working toward her PhD, she has focused her research on bovine pathology and specifically, bovine pulmonary hypertension, also known as brisket disease or high-mountain disease.

Established in 2007 by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation, the $12,000 W.D. Farr Scholarship aims to assist outstanding graduate students in beef-related fields of study. W.D. Farr was a pioneering cattle feeder and agricultural leader in Colorado, and served as the first president of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and as president of the American National Cattlemen’s Association, which later became the NCBA.

Whitney Crossland, a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University took home the other of this year’s W.D. Farr Scholarships. Her research is focused on feeding applications of ethanol byproducts and the effects of commercial feed additives on the ruminant microbiome.