Kyle C. Caires, Ph.D.

Applied research & outreach activities

As an animal scientist, I conduct research with agricultural & biomedical applications, and strive to provide extension programming that supports livestock producers and youth involved in 4H livestock programs.

Partnerships with various farmers and ranchers in Maui county is a key driver of this applied research and outreach program.  I am thankful for the friendships and collaborations maintained with other scientists, industry stakeholders, and livestock producers in Hawaii, the USA and abroad.


This website serves as a conduit to disseminate science-based information regarding various aspects of livestock production to farmers, ranchers, 4-H volunteers, 4-H youth, allied industry stakeholders, Ag lenders, veterinarians and consultants.

Areas of interest

Factors affecting reproductive performance of livestock

Genetic Improvement of Livestock, Quantitative & Molecular Genetics

Sustainable Livestock Production and Management Practices

Youth Development in 4-H Livestock Programs

Kyle C. Caires, Ph.D.

Extension Animal Scientist

Maui Agricultural Research Station

Kula, HI  96790

Haleakala Research Station

Makawao, HI 96768


University of Hawaii at Manoa

Livestock Extension -  Maui County

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Forage, Legumes  

& Pasture Research

Meat Science