• Dr. Kim Ominski
  • Professor and Head, Department of Animal Science
    Director, National Centre for Livestock and the Environment

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    225 Animal Science/Entomology
    12 Dafoe Road
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada



  • PhD (Animal Science), University of Manitoba, Canada


  • ANSC 0670 Beef Cattle Production and Management
  • ANSC 4520 Ruminant Production Systems-Meat
  • ANSC 4560 Issues in Animal Agriculture
  • SOIL7250 Hill & Hollow Case Farm


Research interests

Since joining the department in 2001, Dr. Ominski has developed a multidisciplinary, systems-based research program examining the productivity and environmental sustainability of forage-based beef cattle production systems. These projects have brought together expertise from several university departments to examine issues of greenhouse gas production, as well nutrient and pathogen cycling, in both preserved forage and pasture production systems. Involvement of provincial and federal commodity groups and government agencies have ensured best management practices developed as a consequence of this research and are effectively disseminated. Prior to joining the University of Manitoba, Kim worked as a regional livestock specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives.

Other Information

  • Graduate students:

    • Daphne McKnight - MSc
    • Kebebe Gunte - PhD
    • Sydney Fortier - MSc
    • Brandon Hanson - MSc
    • Hannah Keenes – MSc
    • Janine Hanson – MSc
    • Aaron Knodel – MSc
    • Carla Plett – MSc
    • Courtney Kowk – MSc (recently graduated)
    • Megan Donelly – MSc (recently graduated)

    Highly Qualified Personnel

    • Deanne Fulawka – Research Technician
    • Isaac Aboagye – Research Associate
    • Mohammad Reza – Research Associate


    • Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation 2023
    • Professor of the Year 2022 (degree), 2019 (diploma), 2018 (degree)
    • Canadian Society of Animal  Science Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Science Award 2022
    • University of Manitoba Merit Award 2019
    • Team Recognition Award – Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development 2015