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The Dr. Orville Bentley Appreciation Club is our first ever Appreciation Club to be founded by a section. The ASAS Midwest Section and ADSA Midwestern Branch used reserve funds to create this mini-endowment that is being used to establish a distinguished lectureship at the Midwest meetings. The Inaugural Bentley Lectureship was help in 2013 and had 400 people in attendance.

Donation value: $25,000

2021 Bentley Lecture

Precision livestock management. 
Dr. Mark G. Trotter, Central Queensland University

2020 Bentley Lecture and Lunch

Precision livestock farming" a game changer for the livestock sector?
Dr. Daniel Berckmans, Cathloc University Leuven & BioRICS NV

2019 Bentley Lecture and Lunch

Long-term immune and metabolic consequences of a disrupted early life microbiota. 
Dr. Benjamin Willing, University of Alberta

2018 Bentley Lecture and Lunch

Vitamin Nutrition in the 21st Century. 
Dr. Theo van Kempen, Trouw Nutrition and North Carolina State University

2017 Bentley Lecture and Lunch

Pain Management in Livestock: Understanding the Views of Producers and Veterinarians. 
Dr. Kenny Rutherford, Scotland’s Rural College

2016 Bentley Lecture

Dietary strategies to ameliorate the physiological effects of heat stress in livestock. 
Dr. Frank Dunshea, The University of Melborne

2015 Bentley Lecture

Production and quality of exotic meats produced input agricultural systems. 
Dr. Louw Hoffman, Distinguished Professor in Meat Science, DSt/NRF South African Research Chair in Meat Science Genomics to Nutriomics, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch university

2014 Bentley Lecture

Fat Deposition And Meat Quality In Food Animals. 
Dr. Jeff Wood, Professor Emeritus, Bristol University, UK

2013 Bentley Lecture

Promoting Immunity and performance of young pigs during early life. 
Dr. Denise Kelly, RINH, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland

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