Supply Chain

Peer Reviewed Publications

Torell, G., Torell, L.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Diaz, J., Anderson, D.M., Rotz, C.A., Spiegal, S., In preparation. A Case Study Economic Comparison of Raramuri Criollo and British Crossbred Cattle Production in the Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Arid Environments.

Spiegal, S., Vendramini, J.M.B., Bittman, S., Silveira, M.L., Gifford, C., Rotz, C.A., Ragosta, J.P., Kleinman, P.J.A., 2022. Recycling nutrients in the beef supply chain through circular manuresheds: Data to assess tradeoffs. Journal of Environmental Quality.

Meredith, G.R., Spiegal, S., Kleinman, P.J. and Harmel, D., 2022. The social networks of manureshed management. Journal of Environmental Quality.

Steiner, J., Devlin, D., Perkins, S., Aguilar, J., Golden, B., Santos, E., Unruh, M. Policy, Technology, and Management Options for Water Conservation in the Ogallala Aquifer in Kansas, USA. Water 2021, 13(23), 3406.

Bestelmeyer, B.T., Spiegal, S., Winkler, R., James, D., Levi, M., et al. 2021. Assessing Sustainability Goals Using Big Data: Collaborative Adaptive Management in the Malpai Borderlands. Rangeland Ecology & Management 77: 17–29.

Sawalhah, M.N., Geli, H.M.E., Holechek, J.L., Cibils, A.F., Spiegal, S., Gifford, C., 2021. Water Footprint of Rangeland Beef Production in New Mexico. Water 13. 

Spiegal, S., Williamson, J.C., Flynn, C., Buda, A., Rotz, C.A., et al. 2021. Land use change and collaborative manureshed management in New Mexico. Journal of Environmental Quality.

Zaied, A.J., H.M. Geli, A.F. Cibils, M.N. Sawalhah, J.L. Holechek, et al. 2021. Beef Cattle Price and Production Patterns in Relation to Drought in New Mexico. Sustainability 13(18): 10420.

Spiegal, S., Kleinman, P.J., Endale, D.M., Bryant, R.B., Dell, C., Goslee, S., Meinen, R.J., Flynn, C., Baker, J., Browning, D., McCarty, G., Bittman, S., Carter, J., Cavigelli, M., Duncan, E., Gowda, P., Li, X., Ponce-Campos, G.E., Raj, C., Silveira, M., Smith, D.R., Arthur, D.K., Yang, Q., 2020. Manuresheds: Advancing nutrient recycling in US agriculture. Agricultural Systems 182, 102813.

Rotz, C.A., Asem-Hiablie, S., Place, S., Thoma, G., 2019. Environmental footprints of beef cattle production in the United States. Agricultural Systems 169, 1–13.

Asem-Hiablie, S., Rotz, C.A., Stout, R., Fisher, K., 2017. Management characteristics of beef cattle production in the western United States. The Professional Animal Scientist 33, 461–471.

Asem-Hiablie, S., Rotz, C.A., Stout, R., Dillon, J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K., 2015. Management characteristics of cow-calf, stocker, and finishing operations in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Professional Animal Scientist 31, 1–10.


From Desert Pasture to Dinner Plate: Evaluating the Sustainability of Supply Chains for Beef Cattle Coming from Ranches of the Southwest. Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 10, 2022.

Book Chapters

Spiegal, S., Huntsinger, L., Starrs, P.F., Hruska, T., Schellenberg, M.P., McIntosh, M.M., 2019. Rangeland livestock production in North America, in: Squires, V.R., Bryden, W.L. (Eds.), Livestock: Production, Management Strategies, and Challenges. NOVA Science Publishers, New York, New York, USA.

Conference Abstracts

Spiegal, S., 2020. Ecosystem service tradeoffs associated with agricultural intensification of Grazinglands. 73rd Annual Meeting Society for Range Management, Denver, CO, February 16-20.

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