The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) in partnership with the Poultry Science Association (PSA) recognized Mingan Choct, Ph.D., professor at the University of New England, July 30, for his contributions to poultry nutrition. Bob Hill of H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc., presented the Poultry Nutrition Research Award to Choct during the annual PSA meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.
"In addition to his position with the University of New England, Mingan is the CEO of the Poultry Cooperative Research Center, which focuses on helping Australia achieve sustainable poultry production," said Richard Sellers, AFIA senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs.
Choct has established both the Australian Poultry Cooperative Research Center and the Poultry Cooperative Research Center.
Since 1995, Choct has been awarded more than $7 million in research and student support grants. More than 270 of his papers are published in journals and proceedings, and he has supervised more than 40 postgraduate students.
Choct earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Inner Mongolia University in China, Master of Science degree at the University of New South Wales in Australia and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in Australia. He also received a diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors for completing a company directorship course.
The Poultry Nutrition Research Award is sponsored by AFIA as part of its continuing awards program that dates back to 1948. The award was presented to Joseph Moritz of West Virginia University in 2014.