ASAS Fellow Award
Section Awarded: National
David L. Thomas, ASAS Fellow Award
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Dave Thomas earned a BS degree at the University of Wisconsin and graduate degrees from Oklahoma State University. He has served the sheep industry during a 34-year research, teaching and extension career at Oregon State, Illinois and Wisconsin. His research contributions include establishing the mode of inheritance of Spider Syndrome, comparing hair and prolific wool breeds, and establishing a research program in dairy sheep production. He has worked closely with the American Sheep Industry Association, National Sheep Improvement Program, and Dairy Sheep Association of North America. He has participated in international projects in Kenya, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. He has over 510 career publications. He and his wife, Lynda, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.