The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Adam Lock, Ph.D., of Michigan State University (MSU), for receiving the 2019 AFIA-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Nutrition Research Award. Ryan Ordway, of Balchem Corporation, presented the award to Lock on behalf of AFIA on June 24 as part of ASDA's annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Created to stimulate research in dairy cattle nutrition, the award recognizes an individual who has made a worthy contribution to dairy cattle nutrition research within the 10 years immediately prior to the year of the award.
Lock is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. His research and extension programs focus on fatty acid digestion and metabolism in the dairy cow and the impact of bioactive fatty acids on animal production and human health.
“Dr. Lock’s research has been mentioned and complimented throughout my career in ruminant nutrition, he undoubtedly has made a positive impact on the dairy industry,” said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA’s director of quality, animal food safety and education. “His ability to communicate his research to a wide array of sectors made him a great choice for this year’s award.”
Lock has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, invited reviews, and book chapters; 70 conference proceedings; and 200 abstracts. Previously, he held a research and teaching appointment at the University of Vermont before moving to his current research and extension appointment at MSU.
Originally from a dairy farm in the southwest of the United Kingdom, Lock received his Ph.D. from the UK’s University of Nottingham and holds two post-doctorate degrees from the University of Nottingham and Cornell University.
Founded in 1909, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. The organization’s membership is comprised of more than 680 domestic and international companies that represent the total feed industry—manufacturers of commercial and integrated feed and pet food, ingredient suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, industry support and equipment manufacturers. AFIA members manufacture more than 75 percent of the feed and 70 percent of the non-grain ingredients used in the country. AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments, and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).