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Past Award Winners

 

 

 

Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award

year

name

institute

1971

Ralph Bogart

Oregon State University

1972

Lorin E. Harris

Utah State University

1973

Howard H. Stonaker

Colorado State University

1974

James E. Oldfield

Oregon State University

1975

Irwin A. Dyer

Washington State University

1976

Glen P. Lofgreen

University of California, Davis

1977

John Patterson Bowland

University of Alberta

1978

Perry T. Cupps

University of California, Davis

1979

John K. Matsushima

Colorado State University

1980

Robert J. Raleigh

Oregon State University Squaw Butte Experiment Station

1981

William H. Hale

University of Arizona

1982

David C. Church

Oregon State University

1983

Robert A. Bellows

USDA-ARS, Fort Keogh LARRL, MT

1984

Verle R. Bohman

University of Nevada, Reno

1985

Robert L. Blackwell

Montana State University

1986

William N. Garrett

University of California, Davis

1987

David C. England

Oregon State University

1988

Conrad J. Kercher

University of Wyoming

1989

C. Walter Newman

Montana State University

1990

Mack H. Kennington

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

1991

C. Brent Theurer

University of Arizona

1992

Joe Wallace

New Mexico State University

1993

James S. Brinks

Colorado State University

1994

Kelvin Koong

Oregon State University

1995

Cheryl Nockels

Colorado State University

1996

Ray A. Field

University of Wyoming

1997

M.W. McCullough

Moorman's High Plains SMA, Fort Collins, CO

1998

Donald E. Johnson

Colorado State University

1999

Robert E. Short

USDA-ARS, Miles City, MT

2000

G. Eric Bradford

University of California, Davis

2001

Peter R. Cheeke

Oregon State University

2002

Dennis M Hallford

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

2003

Temple L. Grandin

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2004

Martin Vavra

Oregon State University

2005

Mark K. Petersen

New Mexico State University

2006

Not Given

 

2007

Noelle E. Cockett

Utah State University

2008

David R. Ames

Colorado State University

2009

Michael D. MacNeil

USDA-ARS, Miles City, M

2010

Charles T. Gaskins

Washington State University

2011

John A. Paterson

Montana State University

2012

Douglas L. Hixon

University of Wyoming

2013

Patrick G. Hatfield

Montana State University

2014

Timothy T. Ross

New Mexico State University

2015

Mike E. Hubbert

Clayton Livestock Research Center

2016

Michael L. Galyean

Texas Tech University


 

Recipients of the Extension Award

year

name

institute

1987

James M. Sachse

New Mexico State University

1988

Roger M. Brownson

Montana State University

1989

Chad C. Gibson

University of Idaho

1990

Tim L. Stanton

Colorado State University

1991

Les J. Krysl

University of Nevada

1992

Doug L. Hixon

University of Wyoming

1993

Johannes E. Nel

University of Wyoming

1994

Rodney C. Torrell

University of Nevada, Reno

1995

Norris J. Stenquist

University of Utah

1996

Rodney W. Kott

Montana State University

1997

James W. Oltjen

University of California, Davis

1998

Jack C. Whittier

Colorado State University

1999

Ann M. Swinker

Colorado State University

2000

Ronald L. Hathaway

Oregon State University

2001

Dale R. Zobell

Utah State University

2002

Stephen B. LeValley

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2003

John A. Paterson

Montana State University

2004

Wayne F. Gipp

Montana State University

2005

Clay P. Mathis

New Mexico State University

2006

James E. Sprinkle

University of Arizona

2007

Daniel J. Drake

University of California, Davis

2008

J. Benton Glaze

University of Idaho

2009

James M. Thompson

Oregon State University

2011

Steven. I. Paisley

 

2012

Rachel L. Endecott

Montana State University

2013

Scott L. Lake

University of Wyoming

2014

Rick Funston

University of Nebraska

2015

John B. Hall

University of Idaho

2016

Douglas R. Tolleson

University of Arizona

 

Recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award

year

name

institute

1987

Robert E. Taylor

Colorado State University

1988

John A. Froseth

Washington State University

1989

Everett L. Martin

Washington State University

1990

Leon E. Orme

Brigham Young University

1991

Dennis M. Hallford

New Mexico State University

1992

Mel Riley

University of Wyoming

1993

William A. Schurg

University of Arizona

1994

Dale W. Weber

Oregon State University

1995

Thomas G. Field

Colorado State University

1996

Ronald D. Green

Colorado State University

1997

Jerry J. Reeves

Washington State University

1998

J. Daryl Tatum

Colorado State University

1999

Dale W. Holcombe

University of Nevada

2000

Thomas R. Famula

University of California, Davis

2001

Bok F. Sowell

Montana State University

2002

Raymond P. Ansotegui

Montana State University, Bozeman

2003

Timothy T. Ross

New Mexico State University

2004

Janice G. P. Bowman

Montana State University

2005

C. Chris Calvert

University of California

2006

Anita M. Oberbauer

University of California, Davis

2007

James R. Carpenter

University of Hawaii

2008

Paul A. Ludden

University of Wyoming

2009

Terry E. Engle

Colorado State University

2011

Daniel C. Rule

University of Wyoming

2012

James Berardinelli

Montana State University

2013

Kristen A. Johnson

Washington State University

2014

Mark L. Nelson

Washington State University

2015

Jason K. Ahola

Colorado State University

2016

Ryan L. Ashley

New Mexico State University

 

Recipients of the Young Scientist Award

year

name

institute

1975

Gordon D. Niswender

Colorado State University

1976

Colin C. Kaltenbach

University of Wyoming

1977

Jerry J. Reeves

Washington State University

1978

Steven L. Davis

University of Idaho

1979

Peter R. Cheeke

Oregon State University

1980

Torrance M. Nett

Colorado State University

1981

Raymond W. Wright, Jr.

Washington State University

1982

Peter J. Burfening

Montana State University

1983

George E. Seidel, Jr.

Colorado State University

1984

Edward L. Squires

Colorado State University

1985

Gary B. Anderson

University of California, Davis

1986

James R. Males

Washington State University

1987

Ronald E. Allen

University of Arizona

1988

Michael L. Galyean

New Mexico State University

1989

Alfred R. Menino, Jr.

Oregon State University

1990

Don C. Adams

University of Nebraska

1991

William J. Murdoch

University of Wyoming

1992

Mark Peterson

New Mexico State University

1993

Joseph D. Tatum

Colorado State University

1994

Mark E. Wise

University of Arizona

1995

Mark B. Judkins

University of Nevada, Reno

1996

Mark A. Mirando

Washington State University

1997

Janice G.P. Bowman

Montana State University

1998

Noelle E. Cockett

Utah State University

1999

Keith E. Belk

Colorado State University

2000

Timothy DelCurto

Oregon State University

2001

Dean E. Hawkins

New Mexico State University

2002

Thomas W. Geary

USDA ARS, Miles City, MT

2003

Bret W. Hess

University of Wyoming

2004

Denny H. Crews

Agriculture Canada

2005

David W. Bohnert

Oregon State University

2006

Terry E. Engle

Colorado State University

2007

Lance H. Baumgard

University of Arizona

2008

Min Du

University of Wyoming

2009

Joshua Bret Taylor

USDA-ARS, Dubois, ID

2011

Shawn L. Archibeque

Colorado State University

2012

Shanna L. Ivey

New Mexico State University

2013

Kim A. Vonnahme

North Dakota State University

2014

Eric J. Scholljegerdes

New Mexico State University

2015

Ryan L. Ashley

New Mexico State University

2016

Reinalso F. Cooke

Oregon State University

 

Recipients of the Young Scholar Award

year

name

institute

2013

Kate P. Sharon

Montana State University

Melanie K. Beckman

Zinpro

2014

Leticia E. Camacho

University of Arizona

Bryan T. Welly

University of California

Hannah C. Cunningham

University of Wyoming

Recipients of the Competition Paper Award
1968

1. A.A. Howells. Washington State University
2. G.L. Richardson. Predicting Bull Carcass Cutability as Retail Values Colorado State University

1969
1. D. Wideman. Subcutaneous Implants for Control of Estrus. Colorado State University
2. C.P. McCann. DES Implant, MGA and Genetic Effects on Heifers. Colorado State University
3. G.F. Arije. Age and Weight at Puberty in Hereford Heifers. Colorado State University

1970
1. R.L. Quaas. Cow and Calf Weights in Colorado Hereford Herds. Colorado State University
2. G.J. Mears. Glucose, NEFA and Insulin Relations to Intake. University of California, Davis
3. L.M. Slade. Nitrogen Metabolism in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. University of California, Davis

1971
1. A. M. Booren. Carbonyl Analysis of Antelope Fat. University of Wyoming
2. G.H. Scales. Nutritive Value and Consumption of Range Forage. Colorado State University
3. R.L. De Lay. Performance of Background Feeder Cattle. Colorado State University

1972
1. P.V. Rattray. Net Energy Requirements of Ewe Lambs and Net Energy Values of Feeds for Lambs. University of California, Davis 2. C. Burrell. Ear Implant (SC21009) for Estrous Control in Heifers. Colorado State University
3. T.M. Nett. Plasma Estrogens in Pregnant Mares. Washington State University
Honorable Mention, H.H. Meyer. Comparative Response of Finnish Landrace Cross Ewes to Variation in Feed Intake. University of California, Davis
Honorable Mention, B.F. Craddock. Factors Affecting Lamb Carcass Yield Grades. University of Wyoming

1973
1. Carol Shreffler. Dominance Relationships in Ram Lambs. Oregon State University
2. C.L. Ferrell. Continued Recycling of Cattle Manure. University of California, Davis
3. B.F. Craddock. Effect of Protein and Energy Levels on Lamb Carcass Composition. University of Wyoming
Honorable Mention, E. Riquelme. Determination of the Protein Content of Lamb Meat by Dye Binding. Washington State University

1974
1. Tammy M. Bray. The Effects of 3-Methylindole on Hemolysis, Transport of 22Na, and ATPase Activities of Bovine Erythrocytes. Washington State University
2. J.E. Roberts. Quality Characteristics of Portion Controlled Steak. University of Wyoming
3. Philip B. George. Estrus and Early Pregnancy of Gilts in Confinement. Oregon State University

1975
1. C.C. Calvert. Waxy Vs. Normal Barley in Rat and Pig Diets. Montana State University
2. W.E. Beal. Effect of Energy on LH Response to Consecutive Gn-RH Injections. University of Wyoming
3. Hunter A. Horvath. Induction of Pulmonary Edema and Emphysema in Goats. Washington State University
Honorable Mention, J.E. Roberts. Quality of Pressed Steaks from Stored Tenderloins. University of Wyoming

1976
1. Sylvia R. Becker. Competitive Binding of Iodinated vs. Unlabeled LHRH Analog. Washington State University
2. Bruce J. Bradley. Effects of 3-Methylindole on Goat Lungs: Electron Microscopy. Washington State University
3. Andrew C. Hammond. 3-Methylindole Metabolite Excretion in Goats. Washington State University

1977
1. Cindy A. Hildebrand. Effect of Maturity on Salt Soluble Protein Content of Beef Muscles. University of Idaho
2. M.Q. Mayar. Ovarian Growth and Uptake of Iodinated D-Leu6des GlyNH210 - LHRH-ethylamide in HCG Treated Prepubertal Rats. Washington State University
3. J.H. Williams. Nursing Behavior of Young Hereford Calves. Montana State University

1978
1. M.K. Petersen. Nutritive Value of Kentucky Bluegrass Straw Ensiled with Alkali, Molasses and Protein Sources. University of Idaho
2. Russell B. Muntifering. Effect of Monensin on Nitrogen Utilization in Beef Steers. Univesity of Arizona
3. R.E. Rosiere. Voluntary Forage Intake of Beef Heifers Grazing Three Introduced Grasses. New Mexico State University

1979
1. Cathy L. Griffin. Effects of Stimulation on Hot-Boned Pre-Rigor and Chilled Post-Rigor Industrially and Microwave Cooked Biceps Femoris Roasts. New Mexico State University
2. Dave W. Forrest. Serum LH Response to Estrone or Short-Term Calf Removal in Postpartum Beef Cows. University of Wyoming
3. Lynda Luiten. Effects of Packaging Type and Atmosphere on Staphylococcus Aureus, Mesophilic Organisms and Shrinkage of Beef Loin Steaks. University of Arizona

1980
1. J.C. Throckmorton. Evaluation of Meadowfoam (Limnanthes) meal as a Feedstuff for Rabbits and Broiler Chicks. Oregon State University
2. Michael J. Potchoiba. Metabolism and Pneumotoxicity of 3-Methylindole, 3-Methyloxindole and Indole-3-carbinol in Goats. Washington State University
3. Joseph G. Schimmel. Genetic Aspects of High Mountain Disease in Beef Cattle. Colorado State University

1981
1. M.U. Marcano. Feed Intake Patterns of Growing Pigs Under Various Combinations of Nutritional and Environmental Conditions. Washington State University
2. R.J. Steiner. Effect of Sodium Hydroxide and Phosphoric Acid Treatment on Pepsin and In Vitro Digestibilities of Steam Hydrolyzed Feather Meal. Oregon State University
3. Steven D. Lukefahr. Milk Production and Litter Growth Traits in Straightbred and Crossbred Rabbits. Oregon State University
Honorable Mention, R.Y. Niino-DuPonte. In Vivo and In Vitro Digestibility studies of Several Tropical Browse Plants and Forage by Goats (Capra hircus). University of Hawaii
Honorable Mention, T.E. Platt. Effects of Photoperiod and Exogenous Estradiol-17ß on Tonic Serum LH and FSH in Ovariectomized Ewes. Washington State University
Honorable Mention, D.J. Harris. Utilization of High Alfalfa Diets by Rabbits. Oregon State University

1982
1. D.C. Honeyfield. Dietary Sodium and Chloride Levels for Growing-Finishing Pigs. Washington State University
2. Elizabeth Burritt. Phenolic Acids and Xylose: Their Relationship With In Vitro Digestibility in Maturing Reed Canarygrass and Russian Wildrye. Utah State University
3. Mark B. Judkins. Rib Bone Phosphorus Levels in Range Cows. New Mexico State University
Honorable Mention, M.Y. Saiady. Utilization and Digestibility of Rain Damaged Alfalfa Hay by Lambs. Utah State University
Honorable Mention, M. DeSilva. Serum Cortisol and Progesterone Following Administration of Adreno-corticotropin and (or) Prolactin to Sheep. University of Wyoming
Honorable Mention, S.R. Lewis. The Effect of Grazing Intensity on Forage Selectivity of Cattle on Great Basin Wildrye Plant Communities. University of Nevada

1983
1. J.L. Brown. Absence of Specific LHRH Receptors in Ovine, Bovine and Porcine Ovaries. Washington State University
2. N.E. Muggli. Inheritance of Maternal Immunoglobulin G1 Concentration by the Bovine Neonate. Washington State University
3. H.M. Schoenemann. Pituitary LHRH Receptors in Ovarietomized Cows After Challenge by Estrogens Alone or With Progesterone. Washington State University

1984
1. M.J. Garber. Effect of Intravenous Carnitine Administration on Palmitic Acid Oxidation in Fasted Neonatal Pigs. Washington State University
2. A.J. Roberts. Induction of Ovulation in Proestrous and Anestrous Ewes: Identification of the Ovulatory Follicle and Functional Status of the Corpus Luteum. University of Wyoming
3. D.G. Morrical. Performance of Goats Grazing Creosotebush Dominated Rangeland and Their Affect on Canopy Cover. New Mexico State University

1985
1. J.S. Caton. The influence of Cottonseed Meal Supplementation on Cecal Fermentation in Sheep Fed Prairie Hay. New Mexico State University
2. R.C. Cochran. Evaluation of Internal Markers From In Vitro Fermentation Followed by Acid Detergent and Neutral Detergent Extraction. New Mexico State University
3. P.F. Taylor. The Effect of Cultivar and Growing Season on the Feeding Value of Barley for Growing Swine. Washington State University
Honorable Mention, C.K. Clark. Influence of Amino Acids on Branch Chain Organic Acids on In Vitro Fermentation of Winter Range Forage. Montana State University
Honorable Mention, S.P. Dahlquist. Effects of Vitamin A and ß-Carotene on Milk Lactoferrin and Citrate and Incidence of Mastitis During the Early Dry Period. Washington State University
Honorable Mention, S.D. Halterman. Ovarian Function in Ewes Treated With Antihistamines During the Periovulatory Period. University of Wyoming
Honorable mention, L.J. Krysl. Relationship of Total Phenolics and Condensed Tannins to Forage Intake, Digestion and Botanical Composition in Cattle Grazing Blue Grama Rangeland. New Mexico State University

1986
1. Jess M. Miner. Metabolic and Body Weight Responses of Range Beef Cows to Winter Protein Supplementation. Montana State University
2. Patricia E. Cserny. Effect of Light Sequence on Performance, Physiological State and Feeding Behavior of Early Weaned Pigs. Washington State University
3. Christopher J. Roeder. Modeling the Effect of Nutrition Level on Age at Puberty and Productivity of Beef Heifers. Washington State University

1987
1. Mark R. Flood. Glucose Metabolism of Preimplanation Porcine Embryos. Washington State University
2. M.H. Poor. Passage Rates of Individual Diet Components, NDF Digestion and Rumen pH in Steers Fed Diets Containing Three Levels of Concentrate. University of Arizona
3. Janice M. Willard. Ovine Pregnancy-Specific Protein B Concentrations in the Sera of Early Pregnant and Peripartum Ewes. University of Idaho
Honorable Mention, D.L. Rankins, Jr. Toxicosis of Rats Fed Kochia Herbage and Alleviation by Supplemental Vitamin Mixture, Zinc, or Parenteral Acetylcysteine Plus Trans-stilbene Oxide. New Mexico State University

1988
1. David M. Grieger. Sterilization of Beef Heifers Immunized Against Luteinizing Hormone. Washington State University
2. Robin A. Spoon. Growth and Reproductive Responses of Ewe Lambs Treated With Ovine Prolactin (oPRL) Before Breeding. New Mexico State University
3. Laura Lewis. The Effect of Fat and Lysine in Sow Gestation Diets and Body Composition of Neonatal Pigs, Pig and Sow Serum Carnitine Status and Pig Liver Succinate Dehydrogenase (SDH) Activity. Washington State University
4. Laurie L. Lancaster. Effect of Rapeseed Silage Variety and Dietary Level on Digestion and Growth in Beef Steers. University of Idaho
Honorable Mention, Michael G. Ward. Influence of Energy Supplementation and Monensin on Rumen Fermentation and Fluid Passage Rates of Steers Grazing Northern Great Plains Summer Native Range. New Mexico State University

1989
1. D.L. Rankins, Jr. Effects of Intra-ruminally Dosed Sacahuista Inflorescences on Serum Bilirubin and Digesta Kinetics of Lambs Fed Alfalfa Hay. New Mexico State University
2. K.F. Middaugh. The Effect of Chemical Composition on Barley Digestibility: Conventional vs Mobile Nylon Bag Technique. Washington State University
3. S.E. Bachman. Effects of Nitrogen Supplements on Voluntary Intake, Digestibility, and Serum Metabolite and Hormone Profiles in Lambs Fed Barley Straw. New Mexico State University

1990
1. M.A. Lane. Sperm Transport During the Puberal Transition in Ewe Lambs. Montana State University
2. B.A. McCracken. Steers Grazing Non-irrigated Fescue Pasture Throughout the Year: Effect on Nutrient Quality Forage Intake, Digesta Kinetics and Serum Metabolites. University of Nevada
3. S.E. Bachman. Influence of Estradiol-17ß Implants on Serum Insulin, Glucose and Free Fatty Acid Concentrations in Response to an Epinephrine Challenge in Lambs. New Mexico State University

1991
1. T.W. Geary. Relative Importance of Vision and Olfaction for Detection of Estrus by Bulls. Washington State University
2. D. Lalman. The Effects of Ruminally Undegradable Protein, Propionic Acid and Monensin on Puberty and Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Heifers. Montana State University
3. V.M. Healy. Investigating Optimal Bull-to-Female Ratios Required for Estrus Synchronized Heifers. Colorado State University

1992
1. M.J. Guthrie. Effect of Method of Corn Processing and Roughage Source on Feedlot Performance and Ruminal Fermentation in Beef Steers. New Mexico State University
2. S.L. Truelson. The In Vitro Penetration of Lipid Treated Bull Sperm into Bovine and Zona-Free Hamster Eggs. Colorado State University
3. C.J. Belfiore. Regulation of the mRNA Encoding Cytochrome P450 Side-chain Cleavage (P450scc) in the Ovine Corpus Luteum (CL). Colorado State University

1993
1. K.A. Naivar. Interferon-specific Regulation of a Secreted Bovine 12kDa Uterine Protein. University of Wyoming
2. D.C. Eckery. Superovulation is Not Enhanced in Ewes Treated With Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST, Sometribove). Colorado State University
3. G.D. Smith. Cellular Morphology of Normal-lived and Short-lived Luteal Tissue. Washington State University
Honorable Mention, D.L. Fernandez. Effect of Prostaglandin F2a-Induced Luteal Regression During Either the Early, Mid or Late Luteal Phase of the Estrous Cycle Upon Subsequent Estrous Cycle Length and Luteal Function in Beef Heifers. Montana State University

1994
1. S.I. Paisley. Effects of Different Levels of Dry-rolled Corn or Barley on Utilization of Medium-quality Meadow Hay with Steers. University of Wyoming
2. M.D. Gambill. Abomasal Nutrient Flow in Postpartum Beef Cows Receiving Different Sources and Quantity of Dietary Protein. New Mexico State University
3. K.L. Haugk. Extracts from Crushed Murine or Bovine Muscles are Mitogenic for Mouse Muscle Cells. University of Idaho

1995
1. L.M.M. Surber. Ruminal Digestion of Corn or Barley High Concentrate Diets by Beef Steers with or without Monensin. Montana State University
2. S.D. Zimmerman. Are Extracellular Matrix Properties Linked to Muscle Development? University of Wyoming
3. C.J. Ackerman. Pretanned Leather Shavings as a Protein Supplement for Steers: Organic Matter, NDF, and Total Tract Digestion, and Site of Digestion. University of Nevada-Reno
Honorable Mention, W. Gwayumba. The Effect of Enzyme Treatments on the Ensiling and Feeding Quality of Barley Silage. University of Saskatchewan

Honorable Mention, L.J. Zak. University of Alberta

1996
1. T.M.M. Bernardini. The Effect of Scours on Calf Weaning Weight. Montana State University
2. K.G. Carnahan. Does Oxytocin Up-Regulate its Own Receptor in Endometrium of Pigs? Washington State University
3. B.L. Roeder. Effect of Short Term, Prepartum Feeding of Level and Type of Protein on Subsequent Lactation. Montana State University

1997
1. T.E. Ludwig. Control of Endometrial Responsiveness to Oxytocin During Diestrus and Early Pregnancy in Pigs. Washington State University
2. J.B. Taylor. In Vitro Effect of Swainsonine on Bovine and Ovine Lymphoblastogenesis. New Mexico State University
3. L.A. Appeddu. Different uses of protein supplements by two-year old range cows during a drought. New Mexico State University

1998
1. L.R. McMahon. Effect of Sainfoin Supplementation on the In Vitro Digestion of Fresh Alfalfa and on Occurrence of Bloat in Steers. University of Saskatchewan
2. M.S. Brown. Effect of Ruminal Glucose Infusion on Dry Matter Intake, Urinary Nitrogen Composition, and Serum Chemistry. New Mexico State University
3. C.P. King. The Use of Melengestrol Acetate (MGA) and Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) for Synchronization and Early Induction of Estrus in Sheep. University of Idaho

1999
1. L. Brokaw. Soybean oil or corn supplementation of heifers grazing summer pasture. University of Wyoming, Laramie
2. C. C. Rasor. Preliminary evaluation of pituitary responsiveness to growth hormone releasing hormone as a tool to predict growth traits in bulls. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
3. B. W. Alderton. Effects of supplemental undegradable intake protein on productivity of primiparous beef cows. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

2000
1. M. Bertolini. Appearance of giant cotyledons in the Large Offspring Syndrome. University of California, Davis
2. A.D. Schleicher. Windrow grazing versus feeding baled meadow hay to beef cows. University of Wyoming, Laramie
3. J. Gould. Effect of ethanol and oil supplementation on site and extent of digestion in wethers fed forage-based diets. University of Wyoming, Laramie

2001
1. D. J. Denniston. Effect of an endothelin-1 receptor antagonist on serum progesterone levels in the mid-luteal bovine corpus luteum. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
2. M. R. Bolte. Dietary safflower seeds influence 18:1trans-11 and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) of lamb carcasses. University of Wyoming, Laramie
3. L. Canales. Effect of the progesterone receptor antagonist, mifepristone, on progesterone secretion from the early and mid cycle bovine corpus luteum. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

2002
1. J. A. Morrison. The influence of cow age on grazing distribution and utilization of mountain riparian areas and adjacent uplands. Oregon State University, Union
2. G.A. Perry. Effect of follicle size at time of gnrh-induced ovulation on luteal function and fertility. University of Missouri, Columbia
3. J. K. Ahola. Evaluation of hemogram values and pulse oximetry as predictors of pulmonary arterial pressure (pap) score in yearling bulls. Colorado State University, Fort Collins

2003
1. E. J. Scholljegerdes. Balancing supply of essential amino acids to the small intestine in cattle consuming restricted amounts of forage plus supplementary ruminally undegradable protein. University of Wyoming
2. C. S. Schauer. Influence of protein supplementation frequency on cows consuming low-quality forage: performance, grazing time, distance traveled, distance from water, and distribution. Oregon State University
3. S. L. Lake. Effects of feeding high-linoleate or high-oleate safflower seeds on production and lipogenesis by adipose tissue of postpartum cows. University of Wyoming

2004
1. S. L. Lake, "Effects of supplemental high-linoleate or high-oleate safflower seeds on adipose tissue fatty acids, apparent mobilization, and potential uptake and storage in postpartum cows", University of Wyoming
2. J. S. Nelson, "Effects of in vivo infusion of a nitric oxide donor on progesterone secretion by the bovine corpus luteum", New Mexico State University
3. C .A. Gifford, "Effects of short-term propylthiouracil and melatonin treatment during gestation on serum thyroxine, postpartum reproduction, and lamb performance in fine-wool ewes", New Mexico State University

2005
1. T.M. Thelen, "Supplemental methionine and uterine infection alters essential amino acid metabolism in nulliparous ewes". New Mexico State University
2. C.M. Murrieta, "Evaluation of milk somatic cells as a source on mRNA for study of mammary gland lipogenesis in lactating beef cows". University of Wyoming
3. R.L. Atkinson, "Effects of ruminal protein degradability and frequency of supplementation on nitrogen retention and apparent digestibility in lambs fed low-quality forage". University of Wyoming

2006
1. Justin W. Waggoner, "Growing beef steers do not require supplemental dietary methionine during an endotoxin challenge". New Mexico State University
2. Charles M. Murrieta, "Body condition score at parturition and day of lactation affect lipogenic enxyme messengerRNA abundance in milk somatic cells from lactating beef cows fed supplemental fat". University of Wyoming
3. Rebecca L. Atkinson, "Effects of supplemental RDP versus increasing supplemental RUP on visceral N flux in lambs fed a low-quality forage". University of Wyoming

2007
1. Platt L. Price, "Duodenal flow and intestinal disappearance of fatty acids in lambs fed safflower fatty acids in the form of whole seeds, cracked seeds, or oil extracted from seeds". University of Wyoming
2. Devori W. Beckman, "Heterogeneous variance of docility scores in Limousin cattle". Colorado State University
3. Rena M. Stohrer, "Expression and distribution of urea transporter-B in lambs fed increasing dietary protein". University of Wyoming

2008
1. Sara A. Kuykendall, Effect of supplemental energy on post-ruminal utilization of methionine by growing lambs. New Mexico State University
2. Frances D. Niemela, Traditional and self-fed cull cow feeding programs: Evaluation of performance and economics. University of Wyoming
3. William E. Pohlmeier, Reproductive abnormalities in omega-3 fatty acid desaturase transgenic mice. University of California

2009
1. M. McAllister, Genetic parameters for intramuscular fat percentage, marbling score, scrotal circumference and heifer pregnancy in Red Angus cattle. R. M. Enns,Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
2. P. Moriel, Camelina meal and crude glycerin as feed supplements for developing replacement beef heifers. University of Wyoming, Laramie.
3. J. L. Peterson, Metabolic and physical effects of psyllium supplementation on Quarter Horses. Montana State University, Bozeman.

Applied Animal Science Awards

2001

1. D.D. Kress. Calf weight/cow weight ratio at weaning as a predictor of beef cow efficiency. Montana State University, Bozeman
Sharing 1. R.L. Hathaway. Selenium supplementation of beef cattle via fertilizer amendment. Oregon State University, Klamath Falls
2. W. Poland. Effect of nutritional management for either constant or stair-stepped rates of gain on subsequent breeding performance of beef heifer calves. North Dakota State University, Dickinson

2002
1 H. H. Patterson. Effects of water quality on performance and health of growing steers. South Dakota State University, Brookings
2. D. J. Patterson. MGA® select improves estrus response in postpartum beef cows in situations accompanied with high rates of anestrus. University of Missouri, Columbia
3. B. M. Rainey. Effect of age and grain processing method on diet digestibility of beef cattle. Montana State University, Bozeman

2003
1. H. H. Patterson. Effect of total dissolved solids and sulfates in drinking water for growing steers. South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
2. T. L. Lawler. Effect of feeds naturally high in selenium of performance and selenium concentrations in various tissues of finishing beef steers. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
3. R. C. Waterman. Methionine improves nitrogen retention of young gestating beef cows consuming low quality forages. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

2004
1. E. H. Ward, "Effects of Thiamin supplementation on performance and health of growing steers consuming high sulfate water", South Dakota State University
2. M. L. Merrill, "Effect of Flunixin Meglumine on early embryonic mortality in stressed beef females" Montana State University
3. B. M. Rainey, "Effect of light test weight barley vs. wheat middlings on adg and carcass characteristics or early-weaned calves", Montana State University

2005
1. R.R. Salverson, "Evaluation of performance and costs of two heifer development systems". South Dakota State University
2. J. Sawyer, "Efficacy of a self-fed small supplement for prepartum cows grazing dormant pinon-juniper rangeland". New Mexico State University
3. L.A. Stalker, "Effects of pre- and postpartum nutrition on reproduction in cows and calf feedlot performance". University of Nebraska

2006
1. J.J. Martin, "Effects of dam nutrition on growth and reproductive performance of heifer calves". University of Nebraska
2. T. Geary, "Performance of early weaned (˜ 80 d) vs normal weaned (˜ 215 d) cows in the northern great plains". USDA-ARS Miles City, MT
3. D.G. Landblom. "Effect of early weaning and retained ownership on cattle performance, forage disappearance, and annualized net return in a spring-calving beef system". North Dakota State University

2007
1. C. P. Mathis, "Low-input pasture backgrounding system is more profitable through harvest than high-input drylot system". New Mexico State University
2. E. E. Snyder, "Sheep grazing wheat summer fallow and the impact on soil nitrogen, moisture, and crop yield". Montana State University
3. M. L. Merrill, "The ability of a yeast-derived cell wall preparation to minimize toxic effects of high-alkaloid tall fescue straw in beef cattle". Oregon State University

2008
1. Andrew J. Roberts, Assessment of insulin-like growth factor-1 as an indicator of competence for rebreeding in first calf heifers. USDA-ARS, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT
2. John T. Mulliniks, Cow Nutrition impacts feedlot pull rate. New Mexico State University
3. T.L. Meyer, Estimating livestock forage demand: Defining the animal unit (AU). West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE

2009
1. J. T. Mulliniks, Increasing glucogenic precursors in range supplements improves reproductive efficiency and profitability in your postpartum range cows in years 2000 to 2007. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
2. A. J. Roberts, Implications of going against the dogma or feed them to breed them. USDA-ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT.
3. D. M. Larson, Estrous synchronization increases early calving frequency, which enhances steer progeny value. D. M. Larson, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE.

Recipients of the Zinpro Institutional Graduate Student Paper Competition:

Year        Institute
2003        University of Wyoming, Laramie
2004        New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
2005        University of Wyoming, Laramie
2006        University of Wyoming, Laramie
2007        University of Wyoming, Laramie
2008        New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
2009        University of Wyoming, Laramie