Dr. Archie Clutter is the 2017 recipient of the Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Dr. Clutter accepted the award during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.
Dr. Clutter is Dean of the Agricultural Research Division at the University of Nebraska, and Director of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Clutter has served as Vice President of R&D at Newsham Choice Genetics, as Director of Swine Research at Monsanto, and was a Professor of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University.
He has a B.S. in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Nebraska, and postdoc training from Iowa State University.
Dr. Clutter’s research has encompassed transdisciplinary studies of genomic, physiological and behavioral components underlying complex quantitative traits. These studies have included species ranging from laboratory mice to swine, and both beef and dairy cattle. In mid-career, Dr. Clutter transitioned his research from academia to industry and the application of molecular and conventional breeding techniques to improvement of commercial lines of pigs and chickens. The research and breeding aims of his commercial work included lean growth efficiency, meat quality, lifetime performance, and disease tolerance.
The Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics recognizes research excellence in breeding and genetics.
The Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics is sponsored by ABS Global, Inc.
ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.
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Photo: Dr. Archie Clutter is the 2017 recipient of the Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics.