Elizabeth Backes-Belew

Elizabeth Backes-Belew , Ph.D.

Nutritionist, Beef Technical Solutions

I’m excited to be a part of Purina’s strong contribution to the beef cattle industry and their impact in supporting the growth and development of cattle producer’s knowledge of cattle production.



University of Arkansas


What gets Elizabeth out of bed in the morning? Forget coffee. Her passion for serving cattle producers and the Purina sales team is the only jolt she needs. Elizabeth wears many hats during a day as a nutritionist with the technical solutions team. Hands-on team trainer? Check. Nutrition problem solver? Check. Expert on the impacts of parasitology on nutrition and performance? Check.

Elizabeth believes in Purina’s tradition – innovation, hard work and a commitment to do what’s right by farmers and ranchers. She’s excited by solving not only today’s challenges for modern cattlemen and women, but also by finding answers to questions that haven’t even been asked yet.

Elizabeth earned her master’s degree in animal science from the University of Arkansas. She continued her education at the University of Arkansas, where she earned her Ph.D. in cow/calf parasitology.

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