As head of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University, Dr. Ken Odde has made advancements in administration through growth in student and faculty numbers, research productivity and facility improvements.
In honor of his administration efforts, Odde received the Fellow Award in the Teaching category at the American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting.
Odde is a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Animal Science. He is actively involved in ASAS through serving as a Trustee for the ASAS Foundation, president of the Western Section and served on several association committees. Read more
Dr. John Mabry, animal science professor at Iowa State University, has made outstanding contributions in extension through his administration work with the Iowa Pork Industry Center. He also collaborates with pork producers with swine breeding and genetics improvement programs and swine production record systems.
In honor of his contributions, Mabry received the Fellow Award in the Extension category at the 2014 American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting.
As well as his contributions in extension, Mabry has contributed to teaching and research. He focuses his research on maximizing profitability of swine production systems through developing breeding strategies. Read more
Written by: Jacquelyn Prestegaard
Dr. Melvin Hunt’s work with meat quality changed important food safety standards in the United States. His contributions to the animal science and meat science industries led him to become a Research Fellow for the American Society of Animal Science. He was recognized for his research excellence at the annual ADSA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Hunt received his B.S. and M.S. at Kansas State and his Ph.D. at University of Missouri. Currently, Hunt is a Professor Emeritus at Kansas State University. He is also the Chair of KSU’s Food Science and Industry Undergraduate Program. Read more
Written By: Jacquelyn Prestegaard
Fellows of the American Society of Animal Science are recognized for having more than 25 years of dedicated service to the organization. Dr. Donald Orr far exceeds those expectations.
Orr was recognized as an Industry Fellow of ASAS at the ASAS-ADSA-CSAS Joint Annual meeting in Kansas City.
He grew up on a farm in Tipton, Indiana. He received his B.S. in Animal Science at Purdue, his M.S. in Animal Industry at Penn State, and his his Ph.D. at Michigan State.
Orr is a former swine nutritionist at Central Soya, and former Director of the Swine Research Center at Texas Tech University. He became president of JBS United in Sheridan, Indiana in 1997. The company is one of the top animal health and nutrition agencies in the world. Read more
Written by: Laci Jones
Dr. Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor, is one of the well-known meat science researchers. Throughout his career, Savell assisted the National Beef Quality Audits and the National Beef Tenderness Surveys.
In honor of his research contributions, Savell received the Fellow Award in the Research category at the American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting.
Savell research interests include quality, food safety, nutrition and value added. He has conducted many research projects involving beef, lamb and pork. His research includes using electrical stimulation to enhance beef quality and tenderness. Read more