Dale Miller

National Hog Farmer

 

PRESENTATION:  25 Years of NSIF History

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, December 7, 2000 – 1:20 p.m.

 

Miller attended the University of Minnesota and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in December 1972. Shortly thereafter, on January 1, 1973, he joined the editorial staff of the National Hog Farmer magazine as an associate editor. National Hog Farmer is a national swine industry publication reporting news and production information pertinent to the nation’s pork producers. Its circulation currently stands at about 70,000 readers.

Miller was promoted to Managing Editor at National Hog Farmer in 1977. In 1993, he became the magazine’s Editor – a position he currently holds.

During his tenure, Miller has traveled to most states in the U.S., plus Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Holland, Denmark, Germany and Italy, studying and reporting on pork production practices throughout the world. Most recently, he spent two weeks in China taking a closer look at their developing pork industry.

In addition, Miller is active in a pork production partnership, raising purebred Chester Whites, Hampshires and Yorkshires.

He has received numerous American Agriculture Editor (AAEA) and Livestock Publications Council (LPC) awards for writing and photography. Most recently, in the ’98 AAEA writing contest, he received first place in the on-farm production feature category and second place in the technical feature category. Miller also received the University of Minnesota-Waseca Alumni Association’s 1998 Minnesota Ag Award, which recognizes individuals that have made significant contributions to agriculture. Additionally, he has received the  “Best Editorial” award in the 1997 Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Excellence Contest. He has been recognized as an Honorary Swine Honor Roll member by the Minnesota Pork Producers Association for outstanding service to the industry, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Dakota County Pork Producers Association, and was presented with the Chester White Swine Association Distinguished Service Award in 1995.

Miller lives on farm near Hampton, MN.

(Home Address: 22400 Hampton Blvd., Hampton, MN 55031; phone: 651-437-2911; Business Address: 7900 International Drive, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55425; phone: 612-851-4661; office fax: 612-851-4601; e-mail address: Dale_Miller@intertec.com

 


Glenn Conatser

University of Tennessee

 

PRESENTATION:  Impact of Performance Testing on the Applied Breeder 1938-2000

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, December 7, 2000 – 1:40 p.m.

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Professor

Animal Science Department

The University of Tennessee

 

EDUCATION:

B.S. The University of Tennessee

M.S. The University of Kentucky

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Swine Extension – Tennessee

 


Wayne Robison

North Carolina State University

 

PRESENTATION:  Technical Impact of NSIF 1975-2000

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, December 7, 2000 – 2:30 p.m.

                                                                             

POSITIONS:

1974‑present    Professor, Animal Science and Genetics, N.C. State University,

                        Raleigh.

Consultant        Shell Chemical Company

Consultant        Kleen Leen, Inc.

Consultant        AID.

1965‑1974       Associate Professor, Animal Science and Genetics, N.C. State University,  Raleigh.

1959‑1965       Assistant Professor, Animal Science and Genetics, N.C. State University,  Raleigh.

1957‑1959       Genetics Department, Fellow, University of Wisconsin.

1955-1957             Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellow, University of

Wisconsin.

 

EDUCATION:

A.S.     1953  Cameron State Agricultural College, Lawton, Oklahoma

B.S.     1955  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

M.S.    1957  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

Ph.D.   1959  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

 

 AWARDS AND HONORS:

Who's Who in the South and Southwest

Who's Who in N. C.

American Men of Science

Dictionary of International Biography

International Directory of Distinguished Leadership

1972 ‑ Elected Faculty Member Gamma Sigma Delta

1975 ‑ Gamma Sigma Delta Certificate of Merit

1982 ‑ Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics ‑ American Society of Animal Science

1985 ‑ Distinguished Service Award ‑ National Swine Improvement Federation

1990 - Fulbright Scholar

1993 - Student Government Faculty Award

1996 - Oklahoma State University, Animal Science, Graduate of Distinction

            Award

1996 - The American Society of Animal Science, Title of Fellow

 


John Webb

Cotswold, UK

 

PRESENTATION:  Swine Genetics for the Next 25 Years

DATE/TIME:  Thursday, December 7, 2000 – 3:15 p.m.

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Director of Science and Genetics, Cotswold International

 

EDUCATION:

B.Sc (Honours) degree in Agriculture from the University of London

PhD in Animal Genetics from Edinburgh University

 

PRIMARY RESEARCH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

From 1973-1986 John Webb was responsible for the programme of pig research at the AFRC Animal Breeding Research Organisation (now the Roslin Institute).  Research interests included the halothane gene, international breed comparisons, improvement of litter size and the genetics of feed intake.

 

In 1986 John moved to the Cotswold Pig Development Co Ltd as Director of Science and Genetics.  His team at Cotswold was among the first to introduce BLUP, eliminate the halothane gene by DNA testing, produce a White Duroc and explore marker genes.  The company has investments in Edinburgh DNA-typing company Rosgen and in Guelph semen sexing company GENSEL of which John is a director.

 

In 1997 Cotswold entered a 10 year research alliance with London University, in which Cotswold has leased the former Wye College research farm for genetic and nutritional research.   In 1998 Cotswold was bought by Ridley Inc of Winnipeg Canada, speeding up Cotswold’s move into the new technologies of molecular biology.

 

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Biology, Special Lecturer at Nottingham University and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College at Wye, University of London.

 

AWARDS:

Sir John Hammond Memorial Prize for applied science from the British Society of Animal Science

The David Black Award for services to the UK pig industry

The Queens Award for Technological Achievement.

The Royal Agricultural Society of England Technology Award for the application of genetics to livestock improvement.



Roger Campbell

BMI, LLC

 

PRESENTATION: Trends in the USA pork industry and their impacts on breeding companies and other technology suppliers

DATE TIME: Thursday, December 7, 2000 – 4:00 p.m.

PRESENTATION: How today’s genetics differ

DATE TIME: Friday, December 8, 2000 – 8:10 a.m.

 

PRESENT POSITION:

President and CEO, BMI Genetic technologies

Director of discovery and new technology for United Feeds

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D in nutrition and growth biology

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Genetic development, nutrition and growth and development

 

AWARDS:

ASAS Animal growth and development award 1995

 


Jeff Veenhuizen

DeKalb Choice Genetics

 

PRESENTATION: Bio-Informatics and Swine Genetic Improvement

DATE/TIME:  Friday, December 8, 2000 – 7:30 a.m.

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Director of Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Phone: 636-737-6857   jeffrey.j.veenhuizen@monsanto.com

 

Jeff leads DEKALB CHOICE GENETICS’ R&D efforts in the area of genomics and swine genetic improvement.  Jeff’s responsibilities also include leading Monsanto Company’s research in productivity improvement for dairy cattle. He has been with Monsanto Company since 1989 when he joined as a Senior Research Scientist working with the bST project for dairy.  Jeff has held a variety of roles within Monsanto including R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Human Resources and Technical Services.  Jeff, who grew up on a cattle and sheep farm, obtained a B.S. in animal science from Purdue University.  He then attended Iowa State University where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in nutritional physiology of large animals. He completed a post-doctoral research program using swine as a model for diabetes at the University of Georgia before joining Monsanto. Dr. Veenhuizen is the author or co-author of 25 journal articles and 36 abstracts in the area of animal metabolism and physiology.

 


Rodger Johnson

University of Nebraska

 

PRESENTATION:  History of litter size

DATE/TIME:  Friday, December 8, 2000 – 9:00 a.m.

 

PRESENT POSITION: Professor Animal Science, University of Nebraska

 

EDUCATION:

 BS      1965    North Dakota State University; Major - Animal Science

 

MS      1971    Oklahoma State University; Major - Animal Science

 

Ph.D.   1973    Oklahoma State University; Major - Animal Breeding,

                        Minor - Statistics

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Research: Swine genetics with emphasis on genetics and physiology of reproduction. Have conducted selection experiments for ovulation rate and embryonic survival, ovulation rate and uterine capacity, litter size, age at puberty, and testis size in pigs.

 

Teaching: Undergraduate and graduate courses in animal breeding and quantitative/population genetics and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students.

 

AWARDS:

Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1973, Oklahoma State University Society of Sigma Xi Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, 1973, Oklahoma State University

 

Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award, 1986, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

 

University of Nebraska Livestock Service Award, 1987, Sponsored by Walnut Grove Products Company

 

The American Society of Animal Science J. R. Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Donor: American Breeders Service, 1988.

 

National Swine Improvement Federation 1998 Distinguished Service Award

 

1998 University of Nebraska Alumni Recognition for Service to Students

 


Tom Long

NPD (USA)

 

PRESENTATION:  Methods to Improve Profitability Through Hyperprolificacy I

DATE/TIME: Friday, December 8, 2000 - 9:35am

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Director of Genetics and Research

NPD (USA)

 

EDUCATION:

BS, University of Illinois, 1975

MS, University of Illinois, 1985

PhD, University of Nebraska, 1989

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Direct the genetics and research programs for NPD (USA)

 


Christian Lecour

Multigene, USA

 

PRESENTATION:  Methods to Improve Profitability Through HyperprolificacyII

DATE/TIME:  Friday, December 8, 2000 – 9:40 a.m.

 

Lecour is the genetic manager at SCAPAAG Multigene, a French swine breeding organization, since 1981.  My employment before Scapaag, I was employed at Biomill, a Swiss breeding company, as a research manager for eleven years.

 

Two years at INRA (Agriculture National Research Institue) working on artificial insemination.


Guy Prall

PIC, USA

 

PRESENTATION:  Genetic Bio-Technology and Marketing Pork to the Informed Consumer

DATE/TIME:  Friday, December 8, 2000 – 10:40 a.m.

 

PRESENT POSITION:  Technology Business Manager, PIC Group

 

EDUCATION:

-MSc in Animal Breeding, Edinburgh University, Scotland.  1976

-BSc in Agriculture, Reading University, England.  1972

 

PRIMARY RESEARCH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

My primary role is working with PIC companies in Europe, in the Americas, and in Asia in the arena of technology transfer.  Our goal is to turn PIC’s researchers’ new ideas and discoveries into products that our customers can profitably use.  Today’s principal innovations are genetic marker tests, branded under the name of PICmarq.  PIC currently uses PICmarq technology from 10 proven marker tests to enhance products in eight different countries.

 

Previous activities in PIC have included:

-International Contracts Manager, PIC Inc.  1989 - 1996

           -General Manager, PIC Far East Ltd. (Hong Kong, China).  1986 – 1989

           -Technical Director, Agroceres PIC (Brazil).  1978 – 1986

 


Todd See

North Carolina State University

 

PRESENTATION:  Selection for AI Stud Traits                     

DATE/TIME:  Friday December 8th at 11:20 am

 

PRESENT POSITION: 

Associate Professor and Extension Swine Specialist - North Carolina State University

 

EDUCATION:

            BS       Michigan State University

            MS      University of Georgia

            PhD     University of Georgia

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

As Swine Commodity Coordinator at North Carolina State University, I provide statewide leadership and coordination for Extension Swine Husbandry Programs and coordinate educational efforts with the North Carolina Pork Industry.  As an Extension Swine Specialist I provide statewide and national leadership for swine extension programs with a focus on swine breeding and genetics and production management.  Genetic program areas include breeding programs and objectives for commercial and seedstock producers, development and implementation of genetic improvement programs, and genetics of pork quality.  Other areas that I conduct technology transfer programs in are marketing, networking, artificial insemination, statistics, production management, and nutrient management. A significant effort is placed on technology transfer and education using electronic mediums and the Internet. My research program is focused on the development and application of methodology for the enhancement of across-herd genetic evaluation, the application of breeding and genetics systems to pork production, and the evaluation of genetics in a systems context with nutrition and management for the enhancement of pork quality and production throughput.

 

AWARDS:

Immediate Past President NSIF

 


Becky Emnett

Grad. Student, Ohio State University

 

PRESENTATION:  An Investigation into the Genetic Controls of Meat Quality

DATE/TIME:  Friday, December 8, 2000 – 1:30 p.m.

 

PRESENT POSITION:

Research / Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences – Dr. Steve Moeller & Dr. Keith Irvin, Advisors

 

EDUCATION:

’94 B. S. Animal Science, Ohio State University

’96  M. S. Animal Breeding, Clemson University

’00  Ph.D. Animal Sciences, Ohio State University

 

PRIMARY RESEARH/TEACHING/INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES:

Research Focus: Association studies between candidate genes and meat quality traits.

                            Mapping of genetic markers in the pig

                            Effects of the RN gene on meat quality

 

Teaching Responsibilities:  OSU Teaching assistant for – Intro to An. Sci.

                                                                                               Swine Production

                                                                                               Senior Capstone Course

 

Clemson Instructor –Livestock Selection and Evaluation        

Courses / Livestock Judging Team Coach 94-97


2000 NSIF Proceedings