John Mabry receives American Society of Animal Science 2012 Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award
July 16, 2012 – John Mabry, professor in the department of animal science at Iowa State University, will receive the 2012 Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS). Mabry will be honored at the ASAS national meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mabry’s research and extension work has focused on developing better breeding programs for the swine industry in the United States and around the world. He has worked to improve swine genetics and performance in Asia, Europe and Central America. Mabry’s pioneering use of genetic evaluation software and management software has improved swine breeding globally.
Mabry has developed cooperative agreements with universities and government organizations from 13 different countries. These agreements include graduate student education, in-service training and cooperative research programs. Mabry has also given more than 100 invited presentations at various international conferences and meetings.
Mabry grew up on a purebred swine farm in Arkansas. He earned his Bachelors degree in animal science at the University of Arkansas and his ph.D in swine genetics at the University of Arkansas. At Iowa State University, he has served as Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Associate DEO for Extension and Industry Relations. He is currently working closely with major swine breeding organizations on the development and use of across herd swine evaluation programs.
The Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award is given to animal scientists or producers who have made contributions to animal agriculture programs in developing countries. The award is named for animal scientist Jean Claude Bouffault, and is sponsored by the Center for Regulatory Services, Inc. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more that 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.
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