Extension Professor, Beef Cattle Genetics
Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, Beef Breeding and Genetics
Animal and Food Sciences Extension Coordinator
Beef Group Coordinator
Ph.D. Animal Breeding University of Georgia Athens, GA 1992
M.S. Animal Breeding Auburn University Auburn, AL 1988
B.S. Animal and Dairy Sciences Auburn University Auburn, AL 1984
University of Kentucky Ag Faculty Council
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 (past)
International Committee for Animal Recording Beef Group, former U.S. representative (past)
Southern Section American Society of Animal Sciences Extension Committee Chair (past)
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
2015 Extension Award, American Society of Animal Science
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
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.
Cattle Handling and Care Certification
Coordinate the Cattle Handling and Care program. Developed a video, chute-side aid and assessment exam. This program encourages the best management practices in the proper treatment of cattle. Participants that complete the program and pass the proficiency exam receive a barn sign designating their certification.
Master Cattleman Program
Develop and present educational materials on beef breeding management. This is a four hour course that covers assessment, crossbreeding and selection.
Beef Genetic Improvement Program
Developed a bull selection process for beef producers to qualify for cost-share dollars from the Kentucky Ag Development Fund. The process involves an educational program on matching genetics to management and crossbreeding, the producer identifies the category of bull that best fits their situation and then purchases a bull that meets the Expected Progeny Differences guidelines within that category.
Publications (Since 2012)
Reviewed Extension Publications
Bullock, K. D. Simple Inheritance in Beef Cattle. 2017. eBEEF.org (http://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/25_Simple%20Inheritance%20in%20Beef%20Cattle_Arial.pdf)
Bullock, K. D.. The Genetics of Horned, Polled and Scurred Cattle. 2016. eBEEF.org (http://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/2015-4_Genetics%20of%20Horned%20Polled%20and%20Scurred%20Cattle_Arial.pdf)
Bullock, K. D., and M. Rolf. Beef Sire Selection Recommendations. 2015. eBEEF.org (http://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/1_Beef%20Sire%20Selection%20Recommendations%20fact%20sheet_Arial.pdf)
Bullock, K. D.. Genetic Practices to Improve Beef Cattle Reproduction. 2015. eBEEF.org (http://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/4_Genetic%20Practices%20to%20Improve%20Beef%20Cattle%20Reproduction_Arial_0.pdf)
A. Van Eenennaam and K. D. Bullock. Commercial Replacement Heifer Selection. 2015. eBEEF.org (http://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/2015-7_Commercial_Replacement_Heifer_Selection_Arial_0.pdf)
K. D. Bullock. Mating Systems in Commercial Beef Cattle Operations. 2015. eBEEF.org (http://articles.extension.org/sites/default/files/5_Mating%20Systems%20in%20Commercial%20Beef%20Cattle%20Operations_Arial_1.pdf)
Bessin, S. and K. D. Bullock. Expected Progeny Differences Trait Definitions and Utilizing Percentile Tables. ASC-211(January 2014). Mr. Bessin is a former student that I worked with to develop this factsheet while he was serving an internship in the Madison County Extension office.
Bullock, K. D., R. Burris, J. Lehmkuhler, L. Anderson, R. Smith, G. Rentfrow, M. Arnold, and D. Shepherd. 2012-2017 Beef Integrated Resource Management Calendars. AGR-CAL
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)
Bullock, K. D., R. M. Lewis, R. L. Weaber, B. B. Lockee, D. R. Strohbehn, D. J. Garrick and E. J. Pollak. 2010. Distance Education: A Short-term Solution to Training Graduates and Producers by a Shrinking Population of Quantitative Geneticists. Ninth World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany. August 1-16, 2010. ISBN 978-3-00-031608-1(ID916).
Bullock, K. D., K. Laurent, R. Burris, M. Arnold, J. Lehmkuhler, L. Anderson, P. Prater and B. Paul. Cattle Handling and Care Certification. (2014)
Bullock, K. D. Cattle Genomics and Ultrasound. YouTube Video (2012).
Bullock, K. D., W. R. Burris. Utilizing Genetics and Handling Techniques for Improved Cattle Care. IACUC Training Module – 1.1.15 (January 2015)
Bullock, K. D. Genetic Defects in Beef Cattle. IACUC Training Module – 2.1.13 (November 2013)
Grants (Since 2012) Total - $1,376,360
Bullock, K. D. USDA-NIFA – Sub-award from Texas A&M (2014-17). Integrated Program for Reducing Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex In Beef and Dairy Cattle. $101,176 (PI)
Bullock, K. D., J. Lehmkuhler, W. R. Burris and L. H. Anderson. KY Beef Network (2015-17). Pasture to Plate Program. $194,378 (PI)
Bullock, K. D., J. Lehmkuhler L. H. Anderson, W. R. Burris. KY Beef Network (2015-17). Cattle Handling and Care Certification Program. $20,100 (PI)
Lehmkuhler, J., K. D. Bullock, W. Burris, L. Anderson, D. Amaral-Phillips, S. Smith Jr., G. Halich and K. Burdine. KY Beef Network (2015-17). Applied Master Cattleman. $432,058. (Co-PI)
Bullock, K. D., J. Lehmkuhler L. H. Anderson, W. R. Burris. KY Beef Network (2013-14). Cattle Handling and Care Certification Program. $49,100 (PI)
Burris, W. R., K. D. Bullock, J. Lehmkuhler, L. H. Anderson. KY Beef Network (2013-14). Master Cattleman. $29,600 (Co-PI)
Lehmkuhler, J., D. Amaral-Phillips, S. Smith Jr., K. D. Bullock, G. Halich, K.Burdine, W. Burris, L. and Anderson. KY Beef Network (2013-14). Applied Master Cattleman. $174,160. (Co-PI)
Burris, W. R., L. H. Anderson, K. D. Bullock. KY Beef Network (2010-12). Master Cattleman. $309,788 (Co-PI)
Lehmkuhler, J., K. D. Bullock, L. H. Anderson, W. R. Burris. KY Beef Network (2010-12). Applied Master Cattleman. $66,000. (Co-PI)