Daniel John Shafer
Maple Leaf Farms
Bachelor's Degree - Texas A&M University
Master's Degree - Texas A&M University
PhD - Texas A&M University
Area of Expertise:
Poultry Nutrition & Production Management. Specializing in Pekin Ducks for the past 24 years.
Where did you grow up and did you have poultry in your youth?
Grew up in the South Plains region of the Texas Panhandle. I had a few Quail, Gamecock and Ducks to care for as kid.
What was your first job out of school and what were your responsibilities?
Working for a Mixed Animal Veterinary Clinic that focused on Quarter Horse and Cattle care.
If you had a motto that applied to your daily professional career, what would it be?
First things first, trust your people, and make sure to include folks on your team that view things from a different perspective!
What value does PSA membership offer you?
Access to great minds and great research.
What is your favorite poultry breed?
Pekin Duck of Course!