The American Society of Animal Science has honored NC State researcher Gerald Huntington for his contributions to the industry. Huntington, professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science, accepted the organization’s Fellow Award July 9 in Indianapolis.
Since joining the faculty in 1997, Huntington has studied the physiology of nutrition in ruminants by measuring how much forage cattle consume. His research, conducted in collaboration with professor Matt Poore and USDA agronomist Joe Burns, has led to improvements in animal productivity through better nutrition.
Huntington was born in South Dakota and attended South Dakota State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in foreign languages and master’s in animal science. He received his Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from the University of Nebraska.
Huntington was a research scientist at the USDA for 14 years and an independent consultant for five years.
The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.