The American Society of Animal Science has honored Dr. Gerald Huntington, professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science, for his contributions to animal science. Huntington accepted the society’s Fellow Award July 9 during the organization’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.
Huntington was named a society fellow in the research category. Since joining the North Carolina State University faculty in 1997, his research has focused on how different forages affect digestion in livestock. Huntington also worked with beef cattle researchers to build a database that producers can use to improve animal efficiency.
His research, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Matt Poore, professor of animal science, and Dr. Joe Burns, professor of crop science, 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.
Before joining the N.C. State faculty, he spent 14 years as a research scientist with the USDA and five years as an independent consultant.
The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.