Schaake, Scott

Schaake, Scott L.
Associate Professor
Recruiting Coordinator
127 Weber Hall
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-7059 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Beef Cattle Production & Management


B.S. , Kansas State University, 1984
M.S. , Clemson University, 1986
Ph.D. , University of Kentucky, 1991

Bio Brief

Dr. Scott Schaake was raised on a cow-calf ranch/row crop operation near Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry. He earned his M.S. at Clemson University and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, specializing in Meat Science.

He served as the coach of the Kansas State Livestock Judging Team from 1992 to 2013, leading his teams to five consecutive national championships during his tenure. Dr. Schaake has judged livestock shows in 40 states, Canada, Mexico and South America.

He and his wife, Kandi, live in Westmoreland, Kansas, where they manage more than 80 head of registered Simmental cattle. Their program utilizes an extensive AI and ET program designed around successful, proven cow families. They take pride in building their herd around cattle that are sound, functional and display genetic excellence not only in the show ring, but most importantly when put in production. Sons Shane, his wife, Melissa, and Shilo remain actively involved in the growth of Schaake Farms, and assist with the marketing of their genetics.


  • Foundations in Animal Sciences & Industry [ASI 101]
  • Animal Sciences and Industry Lab [ASI 105]
  • Livestock and Meat Evaluation [ASI 315]