Recipient(s) of the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award
Dr. Luis O. Tedeschi
Texas A&M University
Dr. Luis Tedeschi has garnered national and international recognition for integrating ruminant nutrition and modeling in the development of applied decision-support tools that assist many stakeholders in the ruminant production arena. In the early 2000s, Dr. Tedeschi’s work in the bioenergetics of growth ledhim to mathematically postulate the relationship of an animal’s body gain composition to its efficiency of use of energy deposition in tissues of beef cattle. His work changed the paradigm of determining the efficiency of use of energy derived from dietary components to focus on the composition of the gain. His credibility and usefulness in the animal sciences have earned the highest level of recognition in the field.