Dr. Kee Jim
Kee Jim was born and raised on a small seedstock/commercial cow calf operation located in the Interior of British Columbia. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) in 1983 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Following graduation, he moved to Okotoks, Alberta and established G.K. Jim Farms and the consulting company Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd.
Kee has received numerous awards including the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Practitioner of the Year award, the American Association of Bovine Practitioner’s Beef Award for Excellence in Veterinary Preventative Medicine, the Schering-Plough Animal Health Veterinary Award from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Consultant of the Year Award from the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, and the Canadian Animal Health Institute Leadership Award. Also, he was named as one the six VIPs of Feedlot Medicine by Bovine Veterinarian. Dr. Jim is currently the Senior Leader of Animal Agriculture - TELUS Agriculture. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor in the Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and VERO at Texas A&M University.
Cattle Feeding Career
Kee’s cattle feeding began with the purchase of six percent of a share pen of 300 head which was financed at 90 percent representing a net equity of two head. Over the next four decades, G.K. Farms has become a major player in the Canadian and United States cattle industries through ownership of backgrounding cattle, grass cattle, feedlot cattle and feedlots. G.K. Jim Farms operates across numerous geographies including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Idaho, California, New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
Kee has served on the board of directors of several beef industry groups including the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Livestock Identification Services Ltd., Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, Canada Beef Export Federation and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency. He has served as Board Chair of the Canada Beef Export Federation, Vice Chairman of the Alberta Cattle Feeder’s Association. In addition, he is an advisor to the Simpson Centre for Food and Agriculture Policy and the Global Institute for Food Security.