July 12, 2017

Dr. Michael MacNeil named ASAS Fellow

Dr. Michael D. MacNeil is a recipient of the 2017 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award —Research Category. The Fellow Award was presented to seven individuals during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.

Dr. MacNeil has been active in animal breeding and genetics research for almost 40 years. He grew up in Ithaca, NY, and received a B.S. degree from Cornell University, M.S. degree at Montana State University and Ph.D. degree from South Dakota State University. Dr. MacNeil’s accomplishments as research scientist in beef cattle genetics have come from appointments at two USDA-ARS stations: 1980-1988 at the US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE, and 1988-2011 at Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. He continues a very active research career today as an independent consultant (Delta G). In addition, Dr. MacNeil has developed a strong presence in graduate education. During his research career, Dr. MacNeil has focused on genetic inputs and production system approaches to increase the efficiency and profitability of beef production, producing to date more than 300 scientific and technical publications. Mike and wife Betty live in Miles City, MT.

The ASAS Fellow Award recognizes distinguished service to animal science and the livestock industry over an extended period of time.

The ASAS Fellow Award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate