Tommy Perkins, Ph.D
Tommy Perkins, Ph.D. is a graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he was recognized as a Graduate of Distinction by the Department of Agriculture in 2014. He earned his doctoral degree in Animal Breeding from Texas Tech University in 1992. He served as a professor at Missouri State University and Texas State University for nearly twenty years, where his professional career is most noted for excellence in the field of beef cattle ultrasound.
Perkins has previously served on the Beef Improvement Federation
Board of Directors and, also currently serves as chairman of the End
Product Committee. Additionally, Perkins has served on the board of
directors for the Texas Beef Council, Beef Promotion and Research Council
of Texas, the National Pedigreed Livestock Council and United States
Livestock Genetics Export Council. He completed a two-year term as
President of the Beef Breeds Council after serving as their director for
ten years. Perkins most recently served as the Executive Vice President of
the International Brangus Breeders Association, Chief Executive Officer of
Genetic Performance Solutions and President of Brangus Publications, Inc.
He currently serves as Associate Professor and is holder of the Dean
Hawkins Endowed Chair for Cow Calf Management at West Texas A&M
University in Canyon, Texas.