University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Darrh Bullock, Ph.D.

Extension Professor, Beef Cattle Genetics
University of Kentucky
804 W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: (859) 257-7514
FAX: (859) 257-3412
E-mail: dbullock@uky.edu


POSITION

Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, Beef Breeding and Genetics

Animal and Food Sciences Extension Coordinator

Beef Group Coordinator


EDUCATION

B.S. Animal and Dairy Sciences Auburn University Auburn, AL 1984

M.S. Animal Breeding Auburn University Auburn, AL 1988

Ph.D. Animal Breeding University of Georgia Athens, GA 1992


SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES

University of Kentucky Beef Integrated Resource Management Committee, Member

National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium, Member of Scientific Council and Coordinator of Educational Programs

Beef Improvement Federation, former East Region Secretary and Board of Director

International Committee for Animal Recording Beef Group, former U.S. representative

Invited speaker for meetings and symposia in Alabama, Arkansas, Australia, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Italy, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, South Africa, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming


AWARDS

2010 M. D. Whiteker Award of Excellence in Extension, KASEP

2003 Extension Award, American Society of Animal Science, Southern Section

2002 Outstanding Extension Project Award - Association of Kentucky Extension Specialists (Co-recipient)

1996 Outstanding New Extension Specialist - Association of Kentucky Extension Specialists

1996 Outstanding Extension Project Award - Association of Kentucky Extension Specialists (Co-recipient)

1997 Outstanding Educational Material Award - American Agronomy Society (Co-recipient)


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Animal Science

Kentucky Association of State Extension Professionals

Gamma Sigma Delta

Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association


CURRENT PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Beef Cattle Breeding Management

Providing Kentucky’s beef producers with the necessary tools to maximize profits from their operation. The primary focus is to encourage sound crossbreeding programs to take advantage of heterosis and educate producers on the use of Expected Progeny Differences in their selection practices.

Beef Integrated Resource Management (IRM)

Member of the multi-discipline coordinating committee that oversees the statewide IRM program. The effort of the beef IRM coordinating committee is to implement a state-wide educational program based on integrated concepts. The overall goal of the committee is for Specialists, Ag Agents and ultimately producer to apply holistic concepts to management and problem solving, based on predetermined goals.

Beef Performance Records Program

Coordinate the statewide performance records program. This program encourages the collection, interpretation and utilization of performance records in the beef operation. This information is being coordinated with the state financial records program to help Kentucky producer become more profitable.

Master Cattleman Program

Develop and present educational materials on beef breeding management. This is a four hour course that covers assessment, crossbreeding and selection.


PUBLICATIONS (Since 2005)

CHAPTERS

K. D. Bullock. Beef Sire Selection Manual (Second Edition): Assessing Management, Resources, and Marketing. National distribution through National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium and ASC-169 (May 2010)

K. D. Bullock. Beef Sire Selection Manual (Second Edition): Genetic Principles. National distribution through National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium and ASC-169 (May 2010)

JOURNALS/PROCEEDINGS

Bullock, K. D. and E. J. Pollak. 2009. Beef Symposium: The evolution of beef cattle genetic evaluation. J. Anim. Sci. 87: E1-2E.PROCEEDINGS

Bullock, K. D., D. R. Strohbehn, R. L. Weaber, E. J. Pollak, D. J. Garrick, J. K. Bertrand, D. W. Moser and J. M. Reecy. 2006. From Research to Application: A Model for Educating Beef Producers in Animal Breeding Technologies. Eighth World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. August 13-18, 2006.

Bullock, K. D., E. J. Pollak, J. K. Bertrand, D. Garrick, M. Enns, B. Weaber and D. E. Wilson. 2003. International Beef Cattle Genetic Evaluation in the United States and the Role of the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium. Proceedings of the 2003 Interbull Meeting, pp 156.

REVIEWED EXTENSION PUBLICATIONS

K. D. Bullock. Fundamentals of Expected Progeny Differences. National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium Fact Sheet. (July, 2009).

K. D. Bullock. Curly Calf Syndrome. National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium Fact Sheet. (October, 2008).

K. D. Bullock. Kentucky Beef Book: Planning the Breeding Program. ID-108 (Major Revision 2005).

Mikel, W. B., K. D. Bullock, and G. Anderson. Kentucky Beef Book: The End Product. ID-108 (Major Revision 2005).

K. D. Bullock, R. Burris, J. Henning, L. Anderson, B. Mikel, P. Scharko, and D. Shepherd. 2005-2010 Beef Integrated Resource Management Calendars. AGR-CAL


GRANTS
(Since 2005) Total - $2,084,822 PI - $313,924

Burris, W. R., L. H. Anderson, K. D. Bullock. KY Beef Network (2009-10). Master Cattleman. $151,750 (Co-PI)

Lehmkuhler, J., K. D. Bullock, L. H. Anderson, W. R. Burris. KY Beef Network (2009-10). Applied Master Cattleman. $38,450. (Co-PI)

Bullock, K. D. Kentucky Beef Improvement Association (2010). Gift grant for Extension programming. $2,030 (PI)

Bullock, K. D. Select Sires (2009). Gift grant for Extension programming. $500 (PI)

Bullock, K. D. USDA-Special Grant (2009). National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium educational program. $47,500 (PI).

Van Eenennaam, A., K. D. Bullock, D. Garrick, D. Drake, J. Pollak. USDA-NRI (2008). Integrating DNA information into Beef Cattle Production Systems. $550,000 (Co-PI)

Bullock, K. D. USDA-Special Grant (2008). National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium educational program. $50,000 (PI).

Burris, W. R., L. H. Anderson, K. D. Bullock. KY Beef Network (2007-08). Master Cattleman. $252,138 (Co-PI)

Burdine, K., K. D. Bullock, L. H. Anderson. KY Beef Network (2007-08). Applied Master Cattleman. $154,560. (Co-PI)

Anderson, L. H., K. D. Bullock, W. R. Burris. Ag Development Board (2007-08). Integrated Resource Management. $215,500. (Co-PI)

Bullock, K. D. Beef Improvement Federation (2007). Gift grant for Extension programming. $1,244 (PI).

Bullock, K. D. USDA (2006). National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium educational program. $60,000 (PI).

Bullock, K. D. Beef Improvement Federation (2006). Gift grant for Extension programming. $2,650 (PI).

Bullock, K. D., L. H. Anderson, E. Wilkerson. KY Beef Network (2005-06). Applied Beef Production Practices. $100,000. (PI)

Anderson, L. H., K. D. Bullock, W. R. Burris. Ag Development Board (2005-06). Integrated Resource Management. $200,500. (Co-PI)

Burdine, K., L. H. Anderson, K. D. Bullock. Ag Development Board (2005). Advanced Master Cattleman Program. $208,000. (Co-PI)

Bullock, K. D. USDA (2005). National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium educational program. $50,000 (PI).