ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Section Awarded: National
David J. Schingoethe, ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
David J. Schingoethe was raised on a dairy farm in northern Illinois, where he was active in 4-H and FFA. He obtained his BS and MS degrees from the University of Illinois and his PhD from Michigan State University. He has been performing research and teaching in the Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University since 1969 and was named Distinguished Professor in 2003. He has been the major advisor and mentor to many of the respected leaders in animal sciences. Schingoethe has developed a reputation as an outstanding dairy nutritionist, authoring over 500 publications. He is considered a leader in the use of by-products in diets of dairy cattle, protein nutrition of lactating cows, and modification of the composition of milk fat for improved marketability and healthfulness.