Richard Ehrhardt

Richard Ehrhardt

Extension Specialist, Small Ruminants
Telephone: (517) 353-2906
Work Location / Address: 1287F Anthony Hall
Employed by / Works For: Department of Animal Science


  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Cornell University
  • PhD, Cornell University
  • Post Doc, University of California-Santa Cruz
  • Post Doc, Cornell University    


100% Extension


Major interest is to improve the efficiency of small ruminant production through applied research and extension efforts. Key interest areas include: efficient use of forage resources, extending the grazing season, the interaction between nutrition and aseasonal reproductive success, preventative health management and strategic nutritional management. In addition to working with both large and small scale producers, I am also involved in training veterinary students in small ruminant production and preventative health programs.