Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University
232 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-8028


785-532-7059 fax


Beyer, R. Scott

Beyer, R. ScottAssociate Professor
130 Call Hall
Manhattan KS 66506-1600
785-532-5681 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Companion Animal Management
Poultry Nutrition and Management



B.S. , Texas A&M University, 1983
M.S. , University of Georgia, 1988
Ph.D. , University of Georgia, 1991
Post Doctoral Associate , Harvard University, 1991 - 1993

Bio Brief

Originally from Galveston, Texas, Dr. Scott Beyer attended Texas A&M University and received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in 1983. He obtained his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the Animal Nutrition Program from the University of Georgia. He then worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for Harvard University in the Department of Nutrition. In 1993, he accepted an Assistant Professor position at Kansas State University where he currently has a 50% teaching, 25% research and 25% extension appointment.

Dr. Scott Beyer has 20 advisee undergraduate students and 3 graduate students. He teaches 7 different courses in the Department, which includes ASI 106, Dairy/Poultry Science; ASI 107, Companion Animal and Equine Lab; ASI 310, Poultry/Production Evaluation; ASI 520, Companion Animal Management; ASI 640, Poultry Product Technology; ASI 645, Poultry Management; and ASI 676, Avian Nutrition.

Dr. Beyer is coach of the KSU Collegiate Poultry Judging team, which won the national championship in 2002 and 2003, and has finished in the top of every contest since then. He also works with numerous 4-H volunteers and FFA instructors and teams. He is involved with poultry judging at counties fairs and supervisor of the poultry division at the Kansas State Fair.

Dr. Beyer is also the Poultry Extension Agent for the state of Kansas and maintains extramural funding for his research program related to poultry and companion animals. His research focuses on feed manufacturing and poultry nutrition. He has been an invited speaker at every nutrition conference in the US. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences in Mexico, Tunisia, Egypt, China, Malaysia, South Korea, and Morocco.

Dr. Scott Beyer resides in Manhattan with his wife Amy, and their three boys, Travis, Eric, and Nick, all of whom play baseball on different traveling teams. When he has some spare time and isn’t doing something poultry or watching baseball, he enjoys woodworking, fishing, and gardening.


  • Dairy and Poultry Science [ASI 106]
  • Companion Animal Management [ASI 520]
  • Poultry and Poultry Product Evaluation [ASI 310]
  • Poultry Products Technology [ASI 640]
  • Poultry Management [ASI 645]
  • Avian Nutrition [ASI 676]
  • Companion Animal and Horse Lab [ASI 107]