Bruce Richards


Extension Specialist | Dairy

Bruce Richards

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 236
Phone: 435-797-3763

Educational Background

PhD, Animal Science, (Dairy Nutrition), University of Illinois, 2011
Strategies to decrease incidence of fatty liver in dairy cows
MS, Dairy Science, (Animal Nutrition), Utah State University, 2006
Feed a pound of fat strategy to improve production and health of dairy cows
BS, Dairy Science, Utah State University, 2004


Grew up on a family Jersey farm in Farmington and Erda, Utah. Received bachelor's and master's degrees from Utah State and PhD from University of Illinois. Taught Animal Nutrition and Dairy Science courses at Delaware Valley University for 11.5 years. Started as USU Dairy Extension Specialist August 2022.

Teaching Interests

Dairy Science, Animal Nutrition, Spanish for Agriculture

Research Interests

Dairy nutrition, dairy technology, water use, Jerseys, dairy teaching, Spanish for agriculture instruction, needs of Utah dairy farmers.