Kim McCuistion, Associate Professor
Dr. Kim McCuistion currently serves as the Interim Dean of the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, but continues to maintain her connection with the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management and the Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences. She teaches courses focused on ruminant nutrition, cattle production systems, and equine management. Her research has focused on the practical application of ranch related projects, such as overlaying business principles with animal, rangeland, and human resource management. Dr. McCuistion also works with sorghum products used in grazing, feedlot, and dairy cattle diets. She attended Texas A&M University for her B.S., Kansas State University for her M.S., and received her Ph.D. from West Texas A&M University. Kim and her husband Brian met in 1997 while attending Texas A&M University, and were married in 2003. They have three children, Sam, William, and Clair.
B.S. in Animal Science, Texas A&M University - 2001
M.S. in Animal Science, Kansas State University - 2003
Ph.D. in Agriculture, West Texas A&M University - 2006
Kim’s research background is diverse and involves both basic and applied research components. As an Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Honors Program at Texas A&M, Kim studied the effects of nutritional supplementation on reproductive traits in female fallow deer and then concentrated her studies at Kansas State University on amino acid utilization in growing steer. Kim’s research at West Texas A&M University focused on production agriculture using a systems-based approach. A major component of Kim’s work was to conduct and collect data from field trials that could be incorporated into decision support tools for beef and forage producers in the Texas Panhandle. Kim finds research that assists producers with production decisions to be very fulfilling and consequently is committed to conducting research that directly benefits beef producers and the ranching industry.
Outreach and Community Service
Kim’s outreach and community service activities have been centered around campus activities at her three alma maters. She particularly enjoys meeting with prospective students, providing new student orientation, counseling and advising students regarding career paths, and developing mentoring relationships. Kim maintains active membership in the American Society of Animal Science, Plains Nutrition Council, and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.
Ruminant Nutrition - Graduate Level
Advanced Range Livestock Production - Graduate Level
Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences
Kleberg Ag 119
MSC 228 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
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