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Coordinating Committee

The function of this group is to oversee and coordinate the work of the feed composition and modeling groups, to advise the National Academies on critical national priorities, and to provide a forum to address research support needs.

Committee Members

Merlin Lindemann

Merlin Lindemann

Chair
University of Kentucky
Swine Nutrition

Ryan N. Dilger

Ryan N. Dilger

University of Illinois
Swine & Poultry Nutrition

Joel S. Caton

Joel S. Caton

North Dakota State University
Ruminant Nutrition
(701) 231-7653

Heidi A. Rossow

Heidi A. Rossow

University of California, Davis
Dairy Nutrition Management
(559) 688-1731

Jack Odle

Jack Odle

North Carolina State University
Swine Nutrition
(919) 515-4050

Nancy A. Irlbeck

Nancy A. Irlbeck

Washington State University
Comparative Nutritionist, Small Ruminants
(970) 222-5820

Donald C. Beitz

Donald C. Beitz

Iowa State University
Nutritional Biochemistry
(515) 294-5626

Delbert M. Gatlin III

Delbert M. Gatlin III

Texas A&M University
Aquatic Animal Nutrition
(979) 847-9333

Todd Applegate

Todd Applegate

University of Georgia
Poultry Nutrition
(706) 542-1337

Carey A. Williams

Carey A. Williams

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Equine Nutrition

Gary Cromwell

Gary Cromwell

Past-Chair
University of Kentucky
Swine Nutrition
(859) 257-7534

Objectives

Recommend initial makeup of the Modeling and Feed Composition Committees to the Administrative Advisors based on expertise, geographical region, experience, and gender.

  • Oversee the work of and give guidance to the Modeling and Feed Composition Committees.
  • Collaborate with the National Academies' Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources - National Research Council.
  • Identify the current state of coordination and networking within the science(s) of animal nutrition and among its experts using broad methodologic foundations, which are quickly becoming a prerequisite for researchers and practitioners working in animal science and related fields
  • Explore temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of animal nutrition at the micro- (individual), meso- (local), and macro- (global) levels.
  • Define high priority animal nutrition issues.
  • Address gaps among existing collaborations to facilitate solutions to high priority issues.

Accomplishments

  • The Modeling and Feed Composition Committees have been established and work is ongoing.
  • Excellent collaboration exists between members of the National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) and the National Research Council (NRC).
  • Assisted the NRC by suggesting names for a subcommittee to revise nutrient requirement NRC documents for beef, dairy, and poultry species.
  • Conducted a symposium on Animal Nutrition Research Priorities for a Healthy Society.
  • Created a website to identify the work of the NANP.
  • Meet regularly by conference calls and face-to-face meetings.