Award Winner Detail

Award: American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research
Univeristy: North Carolina State University
Year: 2021
Section Awarded: National

Eric van Heugten, American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research

Sponsored by: American Feed Industry Association

Dr. Eric van Heugten has developed an exceptional swine nutrition program during his 23-year career at North Carolina State University. His laboratory demonstrated that there is a minimum dietary requirement for both α-linolenic and linoleic acid for the modern lactating sow. His other recent scientific contributions include nutritional strategies for mitigation of heat stress and novel applications of enzymes to improve health. He has published 98 peer-reviewed journal articles; secured over $6.2 million in grants; and has given 61 invited presentations. Eric served as co-chair of the steering committee for the National Swine Nutrition Guide and several editorial boards. He has trained 21 PhD and 44 MS students. His former students hold positions in which they directly influence the feeding of over 2 million sows and their offspring. His research has greatly advanced our knowledge of swine nutrition

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