Dr. Whit Stewart

Associate Professor

Extension Sheep Specialist


Office: AS/MB 410


Phone: (307)-766-5374


Dr. Whit Stewart is an Assistant Professor and Extension Sheep Specialist for the state of Wyoming. His interests are conducting applied research and extension education for the betterment of the commercial sheep industry. As such he has an interest in placing students in careers that support the lamb and wool industries in the U.S., either directly or in support allied industries of nutrition, lamb processing, marketing, animal health, extension, and non-profit industry groups. Whit also is the advisor for the UW Collegiate Wool Growers and UW Intercollegiate Wool Judging team.


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B.S. in Agriculture Education, Brigham Young University - Idaho

M.S. in Animal Science, Oregon State University

Ph.D. in Animal Science, New Mexico State University 

Professional Experience

2022- Present- Associate Professor/ Extension Sheep Specialist, University of Wyoming

2017 - 2022 - Assistant Professor/ Extension Sheep Specialist, University of Wyoming

2015 - 2017 - Assistant Professor/ Extension Sheep Specialist, Montana State University

2013 - 2015 - Graduate Assistant, New Mexico State University

2013 - 2015 - New Mexico State Univ. Intercollegiate Wool Judging Coach

2012 - 2013 - Research Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

2011- 2012 - Extension Educator, University of Wyoming Extension

2009 - 2010 - Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University


ANSC 3535 Introduction to Wool Judging

ANSC 3540 Collegiate Wool Judging

ANSC 4230 Advanced Sheep Production and Management 

Research Interests 

  • Incorporation of alternative feedstuffs and forages for reducing input costs in sheep production systems

  • Targeted mineral, protein and energy supplementation in sheep for optimal lamb and wool production

  • Ram and ewe lamb development strategies for optimum longevity in range sheep production systems

  • Nutritional factors influencing lifetime wool production

  • Range sheep cross breeding systems to maximize lamb growth and wool quality

  • Study of woody plants and plant secondary compounds utilized in sheep production systems

Extension Interests 

  • Increasing adoption rate of emerging technologies in lamb and wool production

  • Engaging WY sheep producers in on-farm research and hands-on programing

  • Generating production strategies and tools that enhance producer decision making

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

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