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American Dairy Science Association Recognizes UF/IFAS Faculty and Students

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) recognized UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty members, Corwin Nelson and Geoffrey E. Dahl, and students, Achilles Vieira-Neto and Eliab Estrada-Cortes, with honors and awards. The honorees will be recognized at the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting July 11 – 14, 2021.

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Corwin Nelson, Associate Professor in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences

Corwin Nelson, associate professor in UF/IFAS ANS, received the Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award. According to the ADSA, the award was created to recognize outstanding research done by young dairy production scientists during the first 10 years of their career. The ADSA recognized Nelson as the leading scientist of his generation in the field of vitamin D nutrition and physiology of cattle. They note that his work on vitamin D has been instrumental in moving science forward in the dairy science field. To read more about Nelson and his award visit the ADSA website

Geoffrey Dahl, Harriet B. Weeks Professor a the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences

Geoffrey Dahl, Harriet B. Weeks Professor a the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences

Geoffrey E. Dahl, professor at UF/IFAS ANS, received the ADSA Award of Honor. The ADSA Award of Honor was created to recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the association or distinguished service to ADSA. Serving as an ADSA member since 1986, Dahl has been actively engaged in the association through publication and participation in the annual meeting. Dahl has made significant contributions to the field of dairy cow management and the UF/IFAS ANS Department. To read more about Dahl and his award visit the ADSA website.

Achilles Vieira-Neto, UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences PhD Graduate

Achilles Vieira-Neto, UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences PhD Graduate

Achilles Vieira-Neto, UF/IFAS ANS graduate and current assistant professor at Kansas State University, received the National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award. Vieira-Neto received both his master’s degree and PhD under the supervision of Jose Santos at the UF/IFAS ANS Department in 2016 and 2020, respectively. According to the ADSA, his research on the role of acid-base status in mineral metabolism and how vitamin D metabolites can be used during the transition period to improve mineral metabolism and health have a direct impact on the problems of the US dairy industry. To read more about Vieira-Neto and his award visit the ADSA website.

Eliab Estrada-Cortes

Eliab Estrada-Cortes, UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences Graduate Student

Eliab Estrada-Cortes received the Alltech Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award. This honor is given in recognition of an outstanding paper published in the Journal of Dairy Science. Estrada-Cortes’ paper asked the question of if choline could be exerting effects on fertility by acting directly on the preimplantation embryo. His results showed clearly that choline plays a biological role in the preimplantation embryo that might have positive consequences. To read more about Estrada-Cortes, his research and award visit the ADSA website.

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