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Animal Sciences and Industry

Bradford, Barry

Bradford, BarryProfessor
135 Call Hall

Area(s) of Specialization

Dairy nutrition
Nutrient metabolism
Nutritional endocrinology


B.S. , Iowa State University, 2002
Ph.D. , Michigan State University, 2006

Bio Brief

Barry Bradford was raised on a cow/calf operation in southwest Iowa and was heavily involved in the operation from a young age. He received his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University, then went on to obtain his doctorate in animal nutrition at Michigan State University, where his research focused on metabolic regulation of feed intake in dairy cattle. In 2006, Bradford began his current position at Kansas State University with a 60% research, 40% teaching appointment. Bradford oversees an active research program focused on uses of alternative feedstuffs in dairy nutrition, transition cow health, and physiological regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. He also teaches over 185 students per year as an instructor in Fundamentals of Nutrition (ASI 318), Physiology of Lactation (ASI 601), and Dairy Cattle Nutrition (ASI 681). Barry lives in Manhattan with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Hannah, Kiernan, and Lydia. The Bradfords recently returned from a 6-month sabbatical in Australia where Barry worked on a next-generation approach to pharmaceuticals known as RNA interference.


  • Dairy Cattle Nutrition [ASI 681]
  • Physiology of Lactation [ASI 601]

Dairy Metabolism Group