Brandi Karisch

Brandi Karisch

Milton Sundbeck Endowed Associate Extension/Research Professor
Beef Cattle Specialist

Mailing Address:
Box 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M
  • M.S., Texas A&M
  • B.S., Louisiana State University

Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
  • American Simmental Association


  • Improving efficiency of beef production
  • Applied beef cattle management

Graduate Students

Brooke Comeaux
Tanner Danos
Lakan Guelker
Madason Guitreau
Jessica Lance
Sarah Montgomery
Elizabeth Spencer


Cortese, V. S., A. R. Woolums, B. B. Karisch, T. H. Short, M. Thoresen, P. Badial. 2020. Systemic and local immune responses of weaned beef calves vaccinated post transportation and at the time of a mild respiratory tract infection. Bovine Practitioner 54(1).   Download
Karisch, B. B. 2020. Economic impact of artificial insemination vs. natural mating for beef cattle herds. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2486.   Download
Karisch, B. B., W. C. Rutherford, P. Madeline. 2020. How much meat to expect from a beef animal: Farm-direct beef. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3489.   Download
Scott, M. A., A. R. Woolums, C. E. Swiderski, A. D. Perkins, B. Nanduri, D. R. Smith, B. B. Karisch, W. B. Epperson, J. R. Blanton. 2020. Whole blood transcriptomic analysis of beef cattle at arrival identifies potential predictive molecules and mechanisms that indicate animals that naturally resist bovine respiratory disease. PLoS ONE 15(1):e0227507.   Download
Holtcamp, A. J., A. T. Sukumaran, A. E. Schnedler, B. J. McClenton, E. Kunze, C. R. Calkins, B. B. Karisch, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Effects of feeding endophyte-infected tall fescue seeds to stocker Angus steers on retail quality attributes of beef strip steaks. Meat Science 149:31-39.  Download
Woolums, A. R., B. B. Karisch, J. A. Parish, J. Park, K. S. Seo, P. Badial, S. C. Olsen. 2018. Effect of a DNA-based immunostimulant on growth, performance, and expression of inflammatory and immune mediators in beef calves abruptly weaned and introduced to a complete ration. Journal of Animal Science 97(1):111-121.  Download
Woolums, A. R., B. B. Karisch, J. G. Frye, W. B. Epperson, D. R. Smith, J. R. Blanton, F. W. Austin, R. Kaplan, L. Hiott, T. Woodley, S. K. Gupta, C. R. Jackson, M. McClelland. 2018. Multidrug resistant Mannheimia haemolytica isolated from high-risk beef stocker cattle after antimicrobial metaphylaxis and treatment for bovine respiratory disease. Veterinary Microbiology 221:143-152.  Download
Griffin, C. M., J. A. Scott, B. B. Karisch, A. R. Woolums, J. R. Blanton, R. M. Kaplan, A. R. Doster, J. D. Loy, W. B. Epperson, D. R. Smith. 2018. A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of on-arrival vaccination and deworming on stocker cattle health and growth performance. Bovine Practioner 52(1):26-33.  Download
Parish, J.A., B.B. Karisch, R.C. Vann, D. Riley. 2014. Effects of steer breed composition on feedlot performance and carcass traits. The Professional Animal Scientist 30:43-50.  Download
Karisch, B.B., and J.A. Parish. 2013. Assessment of beef cattle extension publications use via internet download monitoring. Journal of Extension 51:1:51-1tt2.  Download
Parish, J.A., and B.B. Karisch. 2013. Application of item analysis to assess multiple-choice examinations in the Mississippi Master Cattle Producer program. Journal of Extension, 51(5):5T0T3.  Download
Parish, J.A., and B.B. Karisch. 2013. Determining interest in YouTube topics for extension-authored video development. Journal of Extension, 51 (6):6TOT6.  Download
Parish, J.A., and B.B. Karisch. 2013. Estimating cattle age using dentition. Mississiippi State University Extension Publication 2779.  Download
Parish, J.A., B.B. Karisch, and R.C. Vann. 2013. Beef cattle handling facilities. Mississippi State University Extension Publication 2787.  Download
Parish, J.A., B.B. Karisch, and R.C. Vann. 2013. Transporting beef cattle by road. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2797.  Download
Vann, R.C., J.A. Parish, B.B. Karisch. 2013. Using live animal carcass ultrasound information in beef cattle selection. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication # 2802.  Download
Bourg, B.M., L.O. Tedeschi, T.A. Wickersham, J.M. Tricarico. 2012. Effects of a slow-release urea productr on performance, carcass characteristics and nitrogen balace of steers ged steam-flaked corn. Journal of Animal Science 90:3914-3923.  Download
Parish, J.A., B.M. Bourg, M.L. Marks, N.B. Simmons and T. Smith. 2012. Evaluation of different methods of cattle hip height data collection. The Professional Animal Scientist 28: 292-299.  Download