ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — Adam Lock of Michigan State University was honored with the 2019 American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Nutrition Research Award on June 24 as part of the ADSA’s annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

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, director of quality, animal food safety and education at the AFIA. “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 U.K.’s University of Nottingham and has two post-doctorate degrees from the University of Nottingham and Cornell University.