Dr. James E. Sullivan Receives the ASAS Fellow Award for Industry from the American Society of Animal Science
July, 2019 – Dr. James E. Sullivan is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Fellow Award for Industry, presented to him during the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas.
Dr. James E. Sullivan has had an illustrious career in the animal feed industry. Jim grew up on a family farm and received academic training at the University of Kentucky (BS) and University of Illinois (MS and PhD). Dr. Sullivan is a pioneer in the use of food industry byproducts in the animal feed industry. Dr. Sullivan orchestrated the building of the first dedicated whey permeate (the primary source of lactose for baby pigs) drying facility in the world. In part due to the efforts of Dr. Sullivan, brewer’s yeast, chocolate, sugar food, cheese and other food byproducts have found their way into animal food. Dr. Sullivan has served the industry though membership and leadership roles in the American Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), and the American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI). Anyone that knows Dr. Sullivan would agree that he is a scientist, an industry leader, and an even better person.
The ASAS Fellow Award for Industry recognizes a member of ASAS who has rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and/or to the American Society of Animal Science and had continuous membership in the Society for a minimum of twenty-five years. This award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.