The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces that Dr. Aubrey Schroeder is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Extension-Industry Service Award. The award was established in 1965 to recognize outstanding achievement in meat science extension and service to the industry and is sponsored by the Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education. Schroeder will be honored on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at an awards banquet during the AMSA 72nd Reciprocal Meat Conference, in Loveland, Colo.

In his 35 years as a professional scientist, Dr. Aubrey L. Schroeder has worked tirelessly to provide his skills, knowledge, and time to bridge the needs of livestock producers, the meat industry and U.S. consumers with the animal health industry’s business of creating new products. Schroeder works at the important intersection of products and regulations that advance meat animal production in terms of health, welfare, and sustainability, while assuring meat quality and safety are maintained for end-users. He worked with academic institutions to oversee and conduct the meat science research to substantiate the efficacy, safety, application and acceptance of use for beta-agonists and immunological castration, and then oversaw the process for regulatory approval. His work is most closely associated with the clinical development programs, and ultimate success, of products like Paylean (ractopamine), Optaflexx (ractopamine) and Improvest, an alternative immunological castration production tool for pork producers.

Schroeder has authored or co-authored nearly 40 peer-reviewed publications. He holds one U.S. patent and co-authored one book. He has presented dozens of industry presentations focused on beta- agonists, other medicated feed additives in livestock such as ionophores, and immunological castration. He has spent his career generating data for submissions to FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to support new animal drug approvals assuring meat quality is thoroughly evaluated in meat products harvested from animals administered production drugs such as repartitioning agents and immunological castration.

In addition to AMSA, Schroeder is or has been a member of the American Society of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food Technologists, Sigma Xi, National Cattleman’s Beef Association, U.S. Meat Export Federation, and American Feed Industry Association. Dr. Schroeder was honored in 2018 as an ASAS Industry Fellow for his contributions in gaining new animal health product approvals, technical support of the animal health/livestock industry and continued stewardship of new livestock animal health products that impact meat products from the meat industry.

Aubrey and his wife Carol pursue their professional careers and passions from their homes in southwest Michigan and central Indiana. Their children, Lauren and Ryan, are pursuing advanced graduate degrees at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Colorado State, respectively.

Source: AMSA