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Novus Int. research award presented

Novus International Inc. awarded the 2007 Novus International Research Award at Auburn University to Mr. Elias J. Bungenstab. The award, designed in 2004, will assist Mr. Bungenstab in his pursuit of a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences.

“Novus is proud of its university partnerships in the U.S. and abroad,” said Thad Simons, President and CEO of Novus International, Inc. “The future of agriculture rests in the hands of these institutions and students such as Elias who will continue to improve production proficiency in agriculture.”

“Elias is the co-author of two books, has published 36 scientific papers and is currently researching the effects of poultry litter fertilization in forage-based beef cattle,” said Andrew Giesen, Ph.D., Novus International Inc. “Elias exemplifies the type of candidate Novus is proud to present this award to.”

Originally from Brazil, Mr. Bungenstab grew up helping his father farm soybeans and corn. He holds a Masters degree in Feedlot Management from Texas A&M University and aspires for a career in animal agriculture with emphasis on nutrition and production efficiency of beef cattle. “Receiving the Novus International Research Award is a great honor, I am delighted with being selected,” Bungenstab said. “I hope to make a positive impact on the beef cattle industry. My continued studies coupled with this award will help me do just that.”

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