ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) in partnership with the Poultry Science Association (PSA) on July 16 recognized Joseph Moritz, Ph.D., a faculty member at West Virginia University's Department of Animal and Nutritional Science, for his contributions to poultry nutrition.
The Poultry Nutrition Research Award was presented to Moritz by Phillip Smith, of Tyson Foods, during the annual PSA meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
"We believe it is important to recognize leaders in poultry nutrition as the U.S. produced 55 million tonnes of broiler feed in 2013 alone," said Sellers. "That is more than double the production of swine feed, which is the second highest total in annual feed production in the states last year."
Moritz was trained in nutrition and feed manufacture at The Ohio State and Kansas State Universities. He joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 2002, was tenured in 2008 and promoted to full professor in 2013. Moritz maintains a 45% research, 30% teaching and 25% extension appointment.
His research focus is on nutritional consequences of feed manufacture. Moritz's laboratory has published 37 peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented 65 abstracts at national meetings. He has been honored with teaching and research awards at the division and college level as well as the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Junior and Senior Faculty Awards of Merit. Moritz's teaching efforts were also recognized with the prestigious Land O'Lakes/Purina Mills National Teaching Award in 2007.
The AFIA Poultry Nutrition Research Award is sponsored by AFIA as part of its continuing awards program that dates back to 1948. The award was given to Alejandro Corzo of Elanco Animal Health in 2013.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — Representatives of the grain and milling industries recently gathered July 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, US, for IFT FIRST, the Institute of Food Technologists annual event and expo.
In 2022-23, the International Grains Council’s July report anticipates worldwide wheat production to reach 770 million tonnes, down from 781 million tonnes in 2021-22, with 195 million tonnes available for trade.
Most wheat production comes from a handful of countries and even fewer are major exporters, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Here’s a look at the top 10 wheat-producing countries worldwide, based on total yield in tonnes from 2000-2020 with 2022-23 production and consumption projections.