Source: Stuffgart Daily Leader

Mike Looper, the head of the animal science department at the University of Arkansas, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the livestock industry. Raised on a multi-generational dairy/beef farm in Arkansas, Looper earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees at the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University, focusing on reproduction in post-partum beef cows. He has continued to be involved in cattle farming, running approximately 100 head of cattle with his wife.

Over the years, Looper has conducted extensive research in cattle growth, development, physiology, and nutrition, advising numerous graduate students and contributing to scientific publications. He has also held leadership roles within ASAS. The Distinguished Service Award is one of the highest honors in the field, recognizing Looper’s outstanding service to the livestock industry. His dedication to education and mentoring has made a significant impact on the next generation of animal scientists.

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