ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Section Awarded: National
Jerry W. Spears, ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Jerry W. Spears is Professor of Animal Science at North Carolina State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, and his Ph. D. in Animal Nutrition from the University of Illinois. Dr. Spears is recognized as a leading authority in the area of mineral nutrition of domestic animals. His research has advanced our understanding of mineral metabolism in ruminants and swine, and much of his research has had an impact on the livestock industry. He has given 138 invited presentations in 23 countries, and published 169 referred journal articles. He has received the Young Animal Scientist Award from the Southern Section ASAS and the AFIA Nutrition Award from ASAS.