Extension Beef Specialist - Livestock and Forage Program Team Leader
Livestock and Forages Program Team
Office: 107 Barre Hall
Ph.D Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Clemson University 2012
M.S. Animal Science and Industry - Reproductive Physiology
Kansas State University 2007
B.S. Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Clemson University 2005
Dr. Burns currently serves as the Extension Beef Specialist and Livestock Team Leader for the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service. 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. Matt lives in Pendleton, SC on a small family farm operation with his wife Ashley and 5-month-old daughter Eleanor Grace.
Burns, M.G., Erica Prescott, Patty Scharko, and Cassie Wycoff. 2015. Beef Cattle: Types of Identification. Clemson University Extension Fact Sheet (BC-03).
Burns, M.G. 2015. Improving Reproductive Success in Beef Cattle. Clemson University Extension Fact Sheet. (in preparation)
Aiken, G. E., M. G. Burns, H. M. Stowe, J. G. Andrae, S. L. Pratt. 2015. Vasconstrictive responses of the testicular and caudal arteries in bulls exposed to ergot alkaloids from tall fescue. Professional Animal Scientist. (accepted for publication).
Burns, M. G. 2014. Body Condition Scoring in Beef Cattle, Is it Important?. Clemson University Extension Fact Sheet. (AA00)
Stowe, H. M., M. Miller, M. G. Burns, S. M. Calcatera, J. G. Andrae, G. E. Aiken, F. N. Schrick, T. Cushing, W. C. Bridges, S. L. Pratt. 2013. Effects of fescue toxicosis on bull growth, semen characteristics, and breeding soundness evaluation. J. Anim. Sci. 91(8): 3686-3692.
Burns, M. G., J. G. Andrae, T. A. Burns, G. L. Burns, S. L. Pratt, F. N. Schrick, M. C. Miller, S. K. Duckett, W. C. Bridges. 2012. Timing of exposure to toxic tall fescue negatively affects reproductive success in beef cows.
Burns, M. G., J. G. Andrae, S. L. Pratt, W. C. Bridges, F. N. Schrick. 2012. Timing of exposure to toxic tall fescue negatively affects reproductive success in two and three year old beef cows. AFGC proceedings.
Burns, M. G., J. G. Andrae, S. L. Pratt, W. C. Bridges, F. N. Schrick. 2011. Beef cow reproductive performance is negatively impacted by the grazing of toxic tall fescue. AFGC proceedings.
Buttrey, B. S., M. G. Burns, J. S. Stevenson. 2010. Ovulation and pregnancy outcomes in response to human chorionic gonadotropin before resynchronized ovulation in dairy cattle. Theriogenology. 73(4):449-459.
Burns, M. G., B. S. Buttrey, C. A. Dobbins, C. A. Martel, K. C. Olson, G. C. Lamb, J. S. Stevenson. 2008. Evaluation of Human Chrionic Gonadotropin as a Replacement for GnRH in an Ovulation Synchronization Protocol before Fixed-Timed Inseminations. J. Anim. Sci. 86(10). 2539-2548.
Buttrey, B. S., M. G. Burns, J. S. Stevenson. 2006. Ovulation Potential of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Versus GnRH. Dairy Day Report of Progress. 965:32-33.
Burns, M. G., J. G. Andrae, M. C. Miller, F. N. Shcrick, S. L. Pratt. 2013. Toxic Tall Fescue Timing Negatively Affects Reproduction Success in Two and Three Year Old Beef Cows. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci., Southern Section. 49.
Duckett, S. K., T. A. Burns, M. C. Miller, K. J. Mercer, M. G. Burns, J. G. Andrae, F. N. Schrick, S. L. Pratt. 2013. Feeding ergot alkaloids to gestating ewes reduces lamb weight, organ size, and muscle mass. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci., Southern Section. 50.
Burns, M. G., T. A. Burns, J. G. Andrae, S. L. Pratt, F.N. Schrick. 2012. Timing of exposure to toxic tall fescue negatively affects reproductive success in two- and three-year old beef cows. Proceeding of the 66th Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference. 15.
Burns, M. G., J. G. Andrae, S. L. Pratt, W. C. Bridges, F.N. Schrick. 2011. Effect of grazing toxic tall fescue prior to or immediately following insemination on beef cattle reproductive performance. J. Anim. Sci. 89(E-Suppl. 1): 49.
Burns, M. G., B. S. Buttrey, D. R. Eborn, J. E. Larson, B. J. Lovaas, G. C. Lamb, K. C. Olson, J. S. Stevenson. 2007. Evaluation of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin as a Suitable replacement for GnRH in Beef Cattle Reproduction. J. Anim. Sci. 85(Suppl. 1): 320.
Buttrey, B. S., M. G. Burns, J. S. Stevenson. 2007. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and GnRH influences pregnancy survival and resynchronized ovulation before timed AI in Holstein cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 85(Suppl. 1): 325.
Burns, M.G. and J. S. Stevenson. 2006. GnRH vs. hCG. Select Sires Think Tank. Denver, CO.
Burns, M., D. Lapin, A. Brown, J.Gibbons. 2006. The Effects of Progesterone and the Presence of a Corpus Luteum on Superovulation in Beef Cattle (Bos Tarurus). International Embryo Transfer Society. Orlando, FL.