ASAS Announces Award Winners


The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has more than 7,000 members contributing to the scientific knowledge of animal and human health.  These four scientists were recognized for outstanding contributions to the swine industry.  Awards were presented in July at the 2019 American Society of Animal Science and Canadian Society of Animal Science in Austin, Texas.

American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research

Robert Goodband is a swine nutritionist at Kansas State University and has authored 310 refereed journal papers, eight patents, six book chapters, and over 1,000 research reports. Goodband has served as the major professor for numerous graduate students and was instrumental in establishing an on-farm research program that has conducted research projects across the U.S. The AFIA Award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association.

ASAS Early Career Achievement Award

Cassie Jones is an associate professor at Kansas State University, where she serves as the Coordinator of Undergraduate Research. In her seven-year career, Jones has produced more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and 100 abstracts. Jones also raises Angus cattle with her husband, Spencer, and their three young children. The ASAS Early Career Achievement award is sponsored by the ASAS Foundation.

ASAS Extension Award

Hans H. Stein is a professor of animal nutrition at the University of Illinois, where he and his team of graduate students have researched amino acids and phosphorus digestibility.  Stein had advised numerous graduate students and visiting scholars and published 225 peer-reviewed publications. He delivers Extension programming in a variety of formats, including a monthly newsletter with subscribers from 54 countries. The ASAS Extension Award is sponsored by Zoetis.

ASAS Industry Innovation Award

Merlin Lindemann is a swine nutrition professor and researcher at the University of Kentucky. His most notable work has been in obtaining clearance for Cr in the U.S.  Additionally, he has worked with over 60 different companies and organizations on research ranging from managing animal waste to feeding byproducts. Lindemann has presented in 35 different countries and been active in ASAS. The ASAS Industry Innovation Award is sponsored by Zoetis.