Harvey Freetly, Ph.D., an expert on the nutrition of beef cows and other ruminants, was recognized for his professional achievements by the American Society of Animal Science.
He received the Ruminant Animal Nutrition Award out of the hands of Richard Sellers, vice president of feed regulation and nutrition at the American Feed Industry Association.
The award is sponsored by AFIA as part of its continuing awards program that dates to 1948.
Freetly has conducted extensive research to define dynamic responses in energy metabolism associated with changes in nutritional status, aging, pregnancy and lactation.
He has used his findings to develop management strategies that either reduce feed inputs or improve the flexibility to select the time that feed resources are used in the production cycle.
Charles Maxwell, Ph.D., is a swine expert at the University of Arkansas, and he was awarde with the Non-ruminant Animal Nutrition Award.
Randy Walker of DPI Global of Fort Dodge, Iowa, presented the award to Maxwell on behalf of AFIA; Walker is a member of AFIA’s Nutrition Committee.
Maxwell has made major contributions to the swine industry through his nationally and internationally recognized research on the nutrition of neonatal and early-weaned pigs. He also has studied sow management and the effect of nutrition on pork quality.
Guoyao Wu, Ph.D., an expert on protein and amino-acid metabolism in animals, was recognized for his professional achievements by the Federation of Animal Science Societies.
Wu is a professor of animal nutrition at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
The FASS New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition award, which is similar to a life-time achievement award, was presented to Wu by Kevin Halpin on behalf of AFIA.
Halpin is with the International Ingredient Corp. of Fenton, Mo., and he is the chair of AFIA’s Nutrition Committee.
This is the sixth consecutive year the American Feed Industry Association sponsored the FASS award.
Wu teaches graduate courses in protein metabolism and nutritional biochemistry, and he conducts research in protein and amino-acid metabolism at the molecular, cellular and whole-body levels. The animals used in his research include cattle, chicks, pigs, rats and sheep.