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This fund was formed to recognize the contribution of Dr. Gary Cromwell to non-ruminant nutrition and to the American Society of Animal Science. The money supports an award for outstanding research in the field of minerals nutrition. This award is given yearly at the ASAS National Meeting.

Gary Cromwell obtained a B.S. degree in agricultural education at Kansas State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal nutrition at Purdue University. His entire 36-year research and teaching career has been at the University of Kentucky, where he is a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences. 

Cromwell's broad-based research has included the assessment of amino acid and mineral requirements of swine, the bioavailability of phosphorus in feedstuffs, copper as a growth promotant, the efficacy and safety of antibiotics, nutritional aspects of genetically modified crops, and environmental aspects associated with the use of phytase in swine diets. His research on phosphorus bioavailability has provided the basis for formulating pig diets on an "available phosphorus" basis. He is the author or co-author of more than 950 publications, including 139 refereed journal articles. He has directed or co-directed 61 graduate students, many of whom have prominent roles in the feed industry or academia. Cromwell served as president of ASAS in 1989-1990 and as nonruminant nutrition section editor of the Journal of Animal Science. He presently is chair of the FASS Food Safety Committee and the National Research Council's Committee on Animal Nutrition. He chaired the committee that prepared the 10th edition of Nutrient Requirements of Swine, in 1998. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Morrison Award.

Value of club as of 1/2017: $40,683

The requirements for the Cromwell Award in Mineral Nutrition can be found here.

2014 Recipient of the Cromwell Award in Mineral Nutrition:

Dr. Merlin D. LindemannUniversity of Kentucky

Dr. Merlin D. Lindemann received his BS and PhD degrees at the University of Minnesota. He led the swine research program at Virginia Tech’s Tidewater Station for 13 years before joining the Animal Sciences faculty at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Lindemann has a distinguished career. His research in minerals has involved determining the nutrient needs of pigs, defining the bioavailabilities of minerals from various sources, and determining the impact of mineral usage on waste application. His work has involved multi-state and international projects. He has examined the impact of fiber, water source, enzymes, and antibiotics on mineral availability. His notable work with Cr resulted in its clearance for use in feeds. He is active in the Society and other professional organizations. He served as an Associate Editor for the Journal. Dr. Lindemann’s scholarly achievements in research and his dedicated service to the animal and feed industries make him a worthy recipient of this award.

2013 Recipient of the Cromwell Award in Mineral Nutrition:

Dr. Joel Caton, North Dakota State University

Dr. Joel Caton received his M.S. from the University of Missouri in 1983, his Ph.D. degree from New Mexico State University in 1987, and accepted a faculty position in the Animal Sciences Department at North Dakota State University in 1988. Dr. Caton's multidisciplinary and collaborative nutrition research program has generated a total of 583 publications (146 Refereed Articles, 72 Proceedings, 288 Abstracts, and 77 other), over 5 million dollars in grants from numerous awards with collaborators, and advised or co-advised 36 graduate students (8 Ph.D. and 28 M.S.) and 5 postdocs. Dr. Caton has served on the Journal of Animal Science Editorial Board and as Associate Editor. He has previously been awarded the Agricultural Research Award at North Dakota State University (2003) and the ASAS-AFIA Ruminant Nutrition Award (2004) His research program continues to make a lasting contribution to the livestock industry.

2012 Recipient of the Cromwell Award in Mineral Nutrition:

Dr. Jerry W. Spears, North Carolina State University

Dr. Jerry W. Spears is Professor of Animal Science at North Carolina State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, and his Ph. D. in Animal Nutrition from the University of Illinois. Dr. Spears is recognized as a leading authority in the area of mineral nutrition of domestic animals. His research has advanced our understanding of mineral metabolism in ruminants and swine, and much of his research has had an impact on the livestock industry. He has given 138 invited presentations in 23 countries, and published 169 referred journal articles. He has received the Young Animal Scientist Award from the Southern Section ASAS and the AFIA Nutrition Award from ASAS.

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