Beyer, R. Scott

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

Area(s) of Specialization

Companion Animal Management
Poultry Nutrition and Management
Gamebird Production 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 60% teaching, 25% research and 15% extension appointment.

Dr. Scott Beyer has about 50 advisee undergraduate students and 2 graduate students. He teaches 9 different courses in the Department, which includes ASI 106, Dairy/Poultry Science Lab; ASI 107, Companion Animal and Equine Lab; ASI 310, Poultry/Production Evaluation; ASI 520, Companion Animal Management; ASI 635, Gamebird Management; ASI 640, Poultry Product Technology; ASI 645, Poultry Management; ASI 676, Avian Nutrition and ASI 677, Companion Animal Nutrition.

Dr. Beyer is coach of the KSU Collegiate Poultry Judging team, which won the national championship in 2002 and 2003, and has finished well in 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. He helps with home flock poultry production problems. Dr. Beyer also works with undergraduate students to hold the annual pullet sale each spring. His research focuses on feed manufacturing and poultry nutrition. He has been an invited speaker at almost every nutrition conference in the US. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences in Mexico, Tunisia, Egypt, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Switzerland, Vietnam, Morocco and the Philippines.

Dr. Scott Beyer resides in Manhattan with his wife, Amy. They have 3 sons, one who is a K-State graduate, another currently at KSU and another hoping to get there soon. When he has some spare time and isn't doing something poultry, 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]
  • Companion Animal Nutrition [ASI 677]
  • Gamebird Management [ASI 676]