Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics
Section Awarded: National
Michael D. MacNeil, Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics
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Michael D. MacNeil received his PhD from South Dakota State University and is a research geneticist at USDA-ARS, LARRL, Miles City, Montana. He is team leader for interdisciplinary research on reducing the cost of beef production. His personal research focuses on basic and applied animal breeding and genetics and is a major component of national cattle evaluation systems. He has published 286 articles resulting in international recognition, wide collaborations, and application of his results by scientists, producers, and breed associations. He received the BIF Continuing Service Award, WSASAS Distinguished Service Award, and Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Continent Regional Award for Notable Technological Development.