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K-State Today

July 16, 2013

National animal science society recognizes Jim Drouillard for professional achievements

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Jim Drouillard, professor of animal sciences and industry and expert in beef cattle nutrition, was recognized for his professional achievements by the American Society of Animal Science and the American Feed Industry Association.The Ruminant Animal Nutrition Award was presented to Drouillard during the  annual meeting in Indiana.

Drouillard’s career included serving as a nutritionist, product manager and research director in the commercial feed industry for six years before joining K-State in 1995 as professor of feedlot cattle nutrition. Focusing on teaching and research, Drouillard is the faculty coordinator for the Beef Cattle Research Center. His research has focused on feedlot cattle production, emphasizing grain processing, preharvest food safety, byproduct utilization, and the effects of diet on cattle health, performance, carcass quality and meat composition.

Drouillard has written nearly 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, four patents, more than 200 abstracts and experiment station reports, and has served as principal investigator for grants exceeding $5 million. He has also served as major adviser for more than 30 graduate and postdoctoral programs, and has mentored dozens of undergraduate student research projects.

Drouillard received both his Bachelor of Animal Science and Master of Animal Breeding from the University of Florida and his doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska.