ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Section Awarded: National
Sherrill Echternkamp, ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Sherrill Echternkamp was reared on a livestock and grain farm near Camp Point, Illinois, where he participated in local and state 4-H and FFA programs. Echternkamp earned his BS in animal science from Southern Illinois University, MS from The Ohio State University, and PhD in vertebrate physiology from Cornell University. After postdoctoral training at the ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, he joined the research staff at the US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Nebraska. Echternkamp's research has focused on improving reproductive efficiency in beef cattle, including development of the USMARC Twinner herd with Keith Gregory. Echternkamp joined ASAS in 1972 and has served on various committees.