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Congratulations Bill Weiss!

ADSA Press Release:

Dr. William Weiss Receives ADSA Fellow Award

Champaign, IL – The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Dr. William Weiss as a 2015 recipient of the ADSA Fellow Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The purpose of the ADSA Fellow Award is to recognize dairy foods division and production division members of the American Dairy Science Association who have rendered distinguished service to the dairy industry over 20 years or more.  The winner must have made exceptional contributions to the dairy industry, to a dairy‐related discipline, or to the American Dairy Science Association; in addition, the winner must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for a minimum of 20 years.

Bill Weiss’s research program has had a substantial effect on the way dairy cows are fed in the United States and internationally. His research has improved ration formulation by developing better equations to estimate feed energy and has improved cow health by developing improved supplementation strategies for trace nutrients. His research on variation in feeds should result in more precise diet formulation. Weiss has an extensive outreach program and is a sought‐after speaker with the ability to condense complex data into easily understood, useable information. He has served on 2 National Research Committees that wrote the Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle publication and has contributed to ADSA by serving as editor for the Journal of Dairy Science.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA presents Dr. Bill Weiss with a 2015 ADSA Fellow Award.