American Society of Animal Science awards honours to University of Melbourne researcher

Professor Frank Dunshea has received the AFIA Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS).

Professor Frank Dunshea.

Presented during the 2022 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show, the AFIA Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research recognizes an individual who has contributed to and published outstanding work in the last 10 years in the field of ruminant nutrition.

Professor Dunshea will be the first person to be awarded both the ASAS Non-Ruminant Nutrition award (2013) and the Ruminant Nutrition award (2022); he has also been the recipient of the ASAS Growth and Development (2009) and Meat Science (2017) awards.

A Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and the Chair of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, Professor Dunshea is also a Professor of Animal Growth and Development at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, and has published over 950 journal, conference, book, or technical articles in the agricultural, biomedical, and food sciences.

Since joining the University, Professor Dunshea’s primary research focus has been on the effect of climate change on livestock production and identifying nutritional interventions to mitigate against heat stress. He has trained over 40 students and has been PI on over $20 million in research funding. Overall, his nutritional research has led to exciting findings, many of which have been adopted by the livestock industries.

This award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association.