Dairy Curriculum & Unit/Enterprise Manager
Office: Dairy Unit
Dairy unit office phone: (559) 278-2873
Biography: Dr. Kyle Thompson received his B.S. degree in animal science from Fresno State (2006) and his master's and Ph.D. degrees in animal science from Oklahoma State (2011/2015). He will teach classes in dairy cattle production.
He joined the staff in the fall of 2016 after taking classes and teaching at Oklahoma State from January 2007-June 2016 and serving as the graduate student assistant manager of the campus dairy cattle center. His research included dairy nutrition research trials and lactating cow probiotics. He also assisted in research for bovine respiratory disease, rumen temperature bolus, milk production by weigh-suckle-weigh and swine antimicrobial replacements. He also assisted in 4-H and FFA Field Day dairy judging competitions.
While in Stillwater, OK, he owned and operated Wild Acre Farms and Exotics, which raised ewes, game birds, free range hens and other fowl/animals, and produced grasses and winter wheat for grazing and hay production.
As a Fresno State student, he worked in the sheep unit three years, served as a campus farm tour guide, and dairy unit herdsman and feed/hospital technician.
He also worked as an exotic animal nutrition intern (2009) and global nutrition fellow at the San Diego Zoo (2013).