Meet the Faculty

James D. Caldwell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Animal Science
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Cooperative Research
Lincoln University
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Phone: (573) 681-5374


  • Ph.D. & M.S. from University of Arkansas
  • B.S. from Morehead State University

Research Focus

  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • Grazing Systems
  • Forages


James Caldwell is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science in the Department of Agriculture & Environmental Science with an adjunct appointment at the University of Arkansas.  He teaches animal nutrition and forage related courses, primarily Applied Nutrition, Ruminant Nutrition, and Pastures and Forages. His research primarily focuses on ruminant nutrition and grazing systems dealing with both small and large ruminant animals. He has been the PD or Co-PD of several research projects funded by USDA, NIFA, and NRCS, and has numerous research articles published. Caldwell has been a review author for The Professional Animal Scientist, has been an invited speaker at different conferences, and is involved in national collaborative projects.


  • Caldwell, J. D., K. P. Coffey, W. K. Coblentz, J. A. Jennings, D. S. Hubbell, III, D. L. Kreider, M. L. Looper, D. L. Galloway, E. B. Kegley, and C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2011. Weaning and post-weaning performance by fall-born beef calves weaned on different dates in the spring from Neotyphodium coenophialum-infected tall fescue pastures. Livestock. Sci. 135:44-52.
  • Gregorini, P., S. A. Gunter, M. T. Bowman, J. D. Caldwell, C. A. Masino, W. K. Coblentz, and P. A. Beck. 2011. Effect of herbage depletion on short-term foraging dynamics and diet quality of steers grazing wheat pastures. J. Anim. Sci. 89:3824-3830.
  • Bass, A. E., D. Philipp, K. P. Coffey, J. D. Caldwell, R. T. Rhein, A. N. Young, and W.K. Coblentz. 2011. Chemical composition, intake by sheep, and in situ disappearance in cannulated cows of bermudagrass hayed at two moisture concentrations and treated with a non-viable Lactobacillus-lactic acid preservative. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. doi:10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.09.018.
  • Akins, M. S., E. B. Kegley , K. P. Coffey, J. D. Caldwell, K. S. Lusby, J. C. Moore, and W. K. Coblentz. 2009. Comparison of bloat potential between a variety of soft-red versus a variety of hard-red winter wheat forage. J. Anim. Sci. 87:3278-3287.
  • Caldwell, J. D., K. P. Coffey, W. K. Coblentz, J. A. Jennings, D. S. Hubbell, III, D. L. Kreider, M. L. Looper, C. F. Rosenkrans, Jr. 2009. Performance by fall-calving cows grazing tall fescue pastures with different proportions stockpiled. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2009-0312-01-RS.