AllAboutFeed has named Aalt Dijkhuizen, Terry Etherton and Mario Sergio Cutait as jury members for the FIAAP Animal Nutrition Award. These three jury members all have a proven track record in the animal nutrition sector and have a broad international scope.
The award will be granted to the most striking innovation in animal nutrition presented at FIAAP Asia 2014, held 8-10 April in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the second time that AllAboutFeed in association with Victam International will present this nutrition award. Each year a prestigious jury will decide on the first, second and third place.
Mario Sergio Cutait is Chairman of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), a post he has held since 2011. He was the founder and President of Feedlatina, the Latin American Feed Industry Association and former President of Sindirações, the Brazilian Feed Industry Association. Prior to becoming Chairman, Mr. Cutait led IFIF’s Education Committee and he has a deep understanding and experience of the opportunities and challenges of the international feed industry. Mr. Cutait is a Director of the Brazilian M.CASSAB business group, where he is responsible for a number of business units, including Animal Technology. He is also Director of FIESP – Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo – Agribusiness Department.
Dr. Aalt Dijkhuizen has been managing director with animal feed company Nutreco from 1998-2002. In 2002 Dijkhuizen was appointed Chairman of the Board of Wageningen University and Research Centre. Under his leadership Wageningen UR has grown to become one of the most internationally renowned knowledge institutions within the food and agri sector. He will relinquish his role as Chairman of the Board of Wageningen UR with effect from 1 March 2014. As of 1 January 2014 Dijkhuizen is part of the Supervisory Board of De Heus Animal Nutrition. Besides this role, he has many other (advisory) positions in the agricultural sector.
Dr. Terry Etherton is a Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition and Head of the Department of Animal Science at Penn State University. Dr. Etherton is internationally recognised for his research in the area of endocrine regulation of animal growth and nutrient metabolism. He is one of the foremost experts in the world on the biology of porcine and bovine somatotropin action in pigs and dairy cattle. In addition, he is a leading authority about agricultural biotechnology in the food production system. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and presented more than 160 invited seminars.
There is still time to send in your innovation. For more information: http://www.allaboutfeed.net/Home/General/2013/11/AllAboutFeed-Innovation-Awards-1401034W/