Kees De Lange, an Animal and Poultry Science professor in the Ontario Agricultural College and research program director (animals) for the U of G/Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnership, has been honoured with an international award.
He will receive the 2012 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) American Feed Industry Association Award in Non-ruminant Nutrition Research for his work in swine nutrition. He will be recognized in July at the ASAS national meeting in Phoenix.
De Lange’s research focuses on the biological representation of nutrient utilization in pigs and includes research meant to reduce the negative impact of pig production on the environment. He established the first swine liquid feeding research unit in North America, and his involvement in modelling nutrient utilization has led to better understanding of genotypes and responses to nutrient intake.
De Lange worked for many years in the commercial feed industry before obtaining a faculty position at U of G in 1994. He has co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, presented more than 115 papers at major conferences, and has spoken at industry and scientific meetings in more than 20 countries. He has also served on the editorial board for the Journal of Animal Science, the Canadian Journal of Animal Science, and on the executive board of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS).
ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.