By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
August 4, 2016 – Dr. Dan D. Loy was named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Animal Industry Service Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Loy is Professor and Extension Beef Specialist at Iowa State University. Thousands of beef producers have benefited from his advice and research-based information over his 30+ year career. He helped introduce the microcomputer to daily decision-making, resulting in better cost and performance benchmarking and improved efficiency for feedlots. He was part of the team that developed the Beef Ration and Nutrition Decisions Software (BRANDS) nutrition program to better apply complex nutritional models in practical diet formulation. He led a multi-faceted applied research and education approach to the increased acceptance of co-products of the ethanol industry.
Dr. Loy currently leads the extension effort of a multi-state project on feed efficiency in beef cattle. As director of the Iowa Beef Center he leads a team that serves as an information resource for the beef industry. His commitment to extension, teaching, and applied research has helped producers leverage technology to improve the efficiency of beef production.
The ASAS Animal Industry Service Award stimulates a high level of service to the animal industry and recognizes those members who have distinguished themselves in service to the animal industry. The ASAS Animal Industry Service Award is sponsored by Zoetis.
The ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 6,000 students, animal scientists, and producers around the world.