Kiracofe, GuyProfessor Emeritus
212 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Area(s) of SpecializationBeef Cattle Physiology
EducationB.S. , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1958
M.S. , Viriginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1960
Ph.D. , Kansas State University, 1965
Post Doctoral Associate , University of Kentucky, 1965 - 1966
Dr. Guy H. Kiracofe was born in Mt. Solon, VA. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1958 and 1960, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in 1965, and then spent one year on a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Kentucky.
He was on the faculty of Kansas State University and the University of Kentucky. He was on the faculty of Kansas State University from 1966 until 1991. He was chairman of the Department of Animal Sicences at the University of Kentucky from 1991 until retirement in 2000. He taught courses related to farm animal reproduction and beef science. Dr. Kiracofe has won the top awards given by Kansas State University for both excellence in undergraduate teaching and student club advising. A total of 13 Ph.D. and 22 M.S. degrees have been awarded under his direction. His research was among the first to demonstrate several physiological interrelationships that contribute to success and failure of synchronization of estrus in cattle. While he was chairman of Animal Sciences at the University of Kentucky, he maintained a close relationship with the beef, dairy, horse, meat, poultry, sheep and swine industries and was involved in the building of new beef, sheep, and swine facilities.
Over the past couple of years Dr. Kiracofe helped the department working part-time as an academic advisor for pre-vet students as well as advisor for the pre-veterinary medicine club and visiting with prospective students. He also helped to lead the department through a departmental review last year.
Dr. Kiracofe and his wife, Doris, have two children and five grandchildren.