Matthew Burns, PhD
Extension Animal Scientist – Beef Specialist
Office: (864) 656-1743
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Field Operations
Ph.D. – Dept. of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
M.S. – Dept. of Animal Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Dr. Burns' appointment is 100% Extension. Extension programming focuses on increasing adoption of best management practices to decrease the effects of fescue toxicosis on beef cattle operations, and using technology to increase "efficiency" within the cattle industry. His programmatic responsibilities include Master Cattleman, Bovine Artificial Insemination School, Clemson University Bull Test Coordinator, and statewide beef cattle program development. His areas of expertise are beef cattle management, reproduction, and forage/reproduction interactions in beef cattle.