Dr. Travis Maddock
President, Owner, Lead Consultant
Dr. Travis Maddock is the president, owner, and consultant for Dakota Global. Travis has over 15 years of research and teaching experience in agriculture with an emphasis on cattle nutrition, including the use of alternative feedstuffs in beef cattle diets, nutritional manipulation of the bovine reproductive system, digestive and metabolic efficiency of ruminants and beef meat quality. Travis has published several peer reviewed papers and popular press articles dealing with livestock management and is commonly invited to speak regarding livestock production to groups across the US and abroad.
Prior to forming Dakota Global, Travis worked as the lead nutritionist and technical consultant for Global Beef Consultants, LLC and TOO KazBeef, Ltd., directing daily operations on large beef cattle operations in Kazakhstan and Russia. Additionally, Travis has worked with the Kazakhstan government to support teaching and outreach (adult education) activities and assisted in the development of that country’s first modern nutrition analysis laboratory.
Travis earned his baccalaureate degrees in animal science and education from North Dakota State University, a M.S. in meat science from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from North Dakota State University. He served as a post-doctoral research fellow with the University of Florida, studying the economics and biology of nutritional efficiency in beef cattle systems. Travis’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Animal Science, American Meat Science Association, and the National Cattleman’s Beef Association.
Beyond consulting, Travis remains connected with production agriculture as the planning and marketing partner for Angle M Cattle Company, a beef-cattle based agribusiness located in North Dakota that was recently recognized by the State of North Dakota as exceptional for its conservation and management of natural resources. Travis resides in Davenport, ND with his wife, Mistte, and two children.