Roy Burris

Roy Burris

Extension Professor
Phone (270) 365-7541 x1
Fax (270) 365-2667

Department of Animal and Food Sciences
P.O. Box 469
Princeton KY 42445


Professional Profile

Professor, Extension Beef Specialist

Cow-calf nutrition and management
Health programs for feeder calves
Integrated Resource Management (IRM) for beef
Applied research in beef cattle management


1974 - Ph.D., Ruminant Nutrition, University of Kentucky
1972 - M.S., Ruminant Nutrition, University of Kentucky
1969 - B.S., Animal Science, Tennessee Technological University

Selected Publications

Ray Smith, Garry Lacefield, Roy Burris, David Ditsch, Bob Coleman, Jeff Lehmkuhler, and Jimmy Henning.  2016.  ID-143 Rotational Grazing

Jeff Lehmkuhler, Roy Burris, and Donna Amaral-Phillips.  2014.  ASC-215 Mineral and Protein Blocks and Tubs for Cattle

L.H. Anderson, K.D. Bullock, W.R. Burris, A.P. Foote, D.L. Harmon, V.B. Holder, N.M. Kenney, D.H. Kim, S.E. Kitts, A.F. Koontz, J.W. Lehmkuhlerm, K.R. McLeod, E.M. Vanzant, G.E. Aiken, K.R. Brown, I.A. Kagan,. J.L. Klotz, J.R. Strickland, B.M. Gof, L.P. Bush, J.R. Bussard, W.W. Witt, J.M. Tricarico, J.S. Jennings, N.B. Kristensen.  2013.  2012 Beef Research and Extension Report

Paul Vincelli, Lee Meyer, Roy Burris, Timothy Coolong, Ric Bessin, Jeffrey Bewley, Josheph Taraba, Rebecca McCulley.  2011. ID-191 Climate Change:  A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents

Liao, S.F., K.R. Brown, A.J. Stromberg, W.R. Burris, J.A. Boling, and J.C. Matthews. 2010. Dietary Supplementation of Selenium in Inorganic and Organic Forms Differentially and Commonly Alters Blood and Liver Selenium Concentrations and Liver Gene Expression Profiles of Growing Beef Heifers. Biological Trace Element Research published (April 13, 2010) first online as DOI: 10.1007/s12011-010-8685-2.

Howlett, C.M., E.S. Vanzant, L.H. Anderson, W.R. Burris, B.G. Fieser and R.F. Bapst. Effect of supplemental nutrient source on heifer growth and reproductive performance, and on utilization of corn silage-based diets by beef steers. Journal of Animal Science 81:2367-2378. 2003.

Burris, R. and P. Scharko. 1996. Health and management techniques. In Beef Management in Kentucky. ID-108.

Burris, R. and J. Johns. 1996. Feeding the cow herd. In Beef Management in Kentucky. ID-108.

Patterson, D.J., K.D. Bullock, W.R. Burris and J.T. Johns. 1995. Management considerations in beef heifer development: Breed type, weight and height, reproductive tract scores. ASC-144. UK College of Agriculture.

Bullock, D., R. Burris, J. Henning, P. Joerger, D. Patterson and D. Shepherd. 1996. Beef integrated resource management calendar. AGR-CAL. UK College of Agriculture.

Burris, Roy, John Johns, Nelson Gay and David Patterson. 1990. Growth stimulating implants for beef cattle. ASC-25. (Rev.).

Burris, Roy and John Johns. 1990. Feed additives for beef cattle. ASC-123.
Lacefield, Garry, Roy Burris, Charles Dougherty and Curtis Absher. 1990. Grazing alfalfa. ID-97.

Johns, John, Roy Burris, Nelson Gay, David Patterson and Duane Miksch. 1990.

Conditioning cattle for growing or finishing. Fact Sheet ASC-22.


Myers, E., E.S. Vanzant, L.H. Anderson, W.R. Burris, R.B. Hightshoe, J.T. Johns and K.K. Schillo. Effects of fat supplementation on heat-stressed lactating beef cows grazing endophyte-infested fescue. Journal of Animal Science 81(Suppl. 2):105. 2003.

Burris, W.R., L.H. Anderson, J. Bicudo, K. D. Bullock, J. Henning, J.T. Johns, G. Lacefield, L. Meyer, W.B. Mikel and P.B. Scharko. The Kentucky "Master Cattleman" program. Journal of Animal Science 81(Suppl. 2):5. 2003.

Burris, R., L.H. Anderson, K.D. Bullock, P.B. Scharko and J.H. Randolph. Effect of Brahman-influence on cattle grazing fescue pastures. Journal of Animal Science 81(Suppl. 2):6. 2003.

Bullock, K.D., L.H. Anderson, W.R. Burris, J.C. Henning, P.B. Scharko, W.B. Mikel, D.W. Shepherd, J. Akers, J. Hunter and A.M. Smith. Using a value-added study tour and workshop to develop county based Integrated Resource Management programs. Journal of Animal Science 81(Suppl. 2):5. 2003.