July 27, 2017

Dr. Darrh Bullock given Animal Industry Service Award

Dr. Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky, is the 2017 recipient of the Animal Industry Service Award, presented to him during the 2017 Annual Meeting, held July 8-12 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Bullock was raised on a commercial cow/calf and watermelon family farm in Williston, Florida. He earned a B.S. and M.S. from Auburn University and his Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Bullock began his career at the University of Kentucky in 1992 and coordinates the beef breeding and genetic management educational activities in Kentucky. His Extension programs have had impacts across the U.S., primarily in beef cattle genetics.

Dr. Bullock has developed educational materials for cattlemen across the country through his work with the Beef Improvement Federation, the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium and eBEEF.org. Ten thousand copies of the NBCEC Sire Selection Manual, that he coordinated and co-authored, have been distributed. Dr. Bullock has been invited to speak in 22 states and abroad. He received the 2015 ASAS Extension Award.

Darrh and his wife, Helene, have two adult children, Lukas and Hanna.

The Animal Industry Service Award recognizes those members who have distinguished themselves in service to the animal industry.

The Animal Industry Service Award is sponsored by Zoetis.

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


Photo: Dr. Aubrey Shroeder, Zoetis, presented the Animal Industry Service Award to Dr. Darrh Bullock.