July 30, 2015

30/07/2015: Jan Dijkstra receives Dairy Nutrition Research Award

Jan Dijkstra, PhD, a leader in dairy cattle nutrition research, was recognised by the American Feed Industry Association and the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) on July 14, for his professional achievements. 
L to R: Keith Klanderman, Nutriad, Inc, presents Jan Dijkstra with the Dairy Nutrition Research Award
The Dairy Nutrition Research Award was presented to Mr Dijkstra by Keith Klanderman of Nutriad, Inc, during the Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on behalf of AFIA which has sponsored the award for 68 years running. The award was established in 1948 to promote and stimulate research in dairy cattle nutrition.

Mr Dijkstra is an associate professor at the Animal Nutrition Group of Wageningen University, located in the Netherlands, and an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph, Canada, Department of Animal and Poultry Science.

"Jan's research, which focuses on modeling digestive and metabolic processes in dairy cattle and the challenges of producing environmental and cost efficient milk with regards to maintaining animal health, is a prime example of what ADSA and AFIA look for in our annual recipient," said Richard Sellers, AFIA senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs. 

Mr Dijkstra has coedited three books and authored and coauthored more than 175 papers featured in peer-reviewed journals. Within the past five years, he has spearheaded and assisted with major grants, totaling more than US$10 million. In 2004, he became a of member of the International Advisory Committee of International Workshop on Modeling Nutrient Utilisation in Farm Animals and in 2012 became Co-chair of the Feed and Nutrition Network of the Global Research Alliance.

Mr Dijkstra received his doctorate from Wageningen University.

Visit the AFIA site HERE.

And the ADSA site HERE

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