Sir John Hammond Award recipients

The following were presented with the Sir John Hammond Award

2018
David Kenny B Agr.Sc, PhD

In recognition of outstanding contribution to an improved understanding of how nutrition affects the complex underlying biology regulating economically important traits in cattle, including feed efficiency, rumen methane emissions and male and female reproduction. 

2017
Elizabeth Magowan B.Sc., B Agr., PhD

In recognition of outstanding contribution to the development of sustainable pig production systems through delivery of applied research programmes, undertaken in partnership with the agricultural industry.
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2016
John O’Doherty B.Agr.Sc (Hons), M.Agr.Sc, PhD, DSc

In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal science in addressing a variety of nutritional strategies on improving the efficiency and cost of pig production worldwide in the face of numerous challenges associated with increasing health and environmental legislation and feed costs.

2015
Michael R F Lee BSc (Hons), PhD, RAnimalSci, PGCTHE
In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal science through enhancing knowledge of the genetics of fitness and efficiency traits and the development of integrative animal sciences.

2014
Eileen Wall BAgrSc, MAgrSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal science through enhancing knowledge of the genetics of fitness and efficiency traits and the development of integrative animal sciences.

2013
Donagh Berry BAgrSc, MSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal science through the development of close-to-implementation, state-of the-art genetic and genomic tools for use in next-generation animal breeding and production

2012
Timothy W J Keady BAgrSc, PhD, DipComm
In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal science through research on forage production, conservation and utilization, applied nutrition, and product quality for dairy, beef and sheep systems, allied with your energy and commitment to technology transfer.

2011
Liam A Sinclair  BSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to research in applied ruminant nutrition particularly on forages for dairy cows, milk and meat quality and your excellent ability to communicate research findings to students, advisors and farmers

2010
Melissa D Royal, BSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution in disseminating knowledge within teaching, industry and the science community and expertise in dairy cattle fertility

2009
Stephen C  Bishop BAgr Sci, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to research in animal disease genetics, particularly to understanding genetic resistance of ruminants to nematode parasites and to exploring opportunities to breed animals for enhanced disease resistance by combining genetic and epidemiological approaches

2008
Richard J Dewhurst MA, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to research in rumen function and dairy nutrition, particularly in understanding nutrient utilisation and milk quality effects in high-forage systems, as well as  promotion of cross-disciplinary and non-invasive approaches to these questions.

2007
Nigel D Scollan BSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to research in Animal Science, particularly on the development of concepts in relation to environmental impact and product quality of pastoral beef farming systems and influence on the future agenda of sustainable animal agriculture.

2006
Alistair Carson BAgr, PhD, ARAgS
In recognition of outstanding contribution to the development of sustainable sheep and dairy heifer rearing systems through underpinning applied research programmes, undertaken in partnership with the agricultural industry.

2005
Kevin Sinclair    BSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to the efficiency of ruminant reproduction through molecular and cellular experimental approaches and whole animal studies, and your ability to communicate the findings to scientists and farmers

2004
John Woolliams, MA, Dip Math Stat, DSc
For outstanding contribution to the development of both theoretical and practical applications in the fields of animal breeding and the conservation of genetic resources.

2003    
Iain Wright Bsc PhD
For outstanding contribution to research in Animal Science, particularly on the nutrition and reproductive biology of beef suckler cows, and to the development of grazing systems for beef cattle.

2002
Ilias Kyriazakis  B Vet Med, MSc, PhD, MRCVS
For outstanding contribution to research in Animal Science, particularly the development of new theories of food intake and of relationships between food consumption and performance, nutrition and health, across farm animal species.  These have generated new models of food intake, diet selection and growth which have relevance, both for the development of biological understanding and for the livestock industries.

2001
Christopher Simon Haley BSc, PhD
In recognition of contribution to research in animal genetics, particularly genomic analysis and the identification of genes controlling commercially important traits in pigs. Also outstanding ability to communicate genetic principles to the animal science community.

2000
Christopher Reynolds BSc, PhD
For outstanding contribution to the understanding of nutrient metabolism in growing and lactating ruminants, and your  commitment to the application of these findings to the livestock industry.

1999    Not awarded

1998
Ian Wilmut BSc, PhD
For outstanding contribution to developments in reproductive biology, notably the nuclear transfer technique, and  to their application in agriculture and biotechnology

1997
Geoff Simm BSc, PhD
For outstanding contribution to the science and practice of genetic improvement for both sheep and cattle, and your exceptional skills of leadership and communication, applied with unstinting commitment to benefit ruminant livestock production

1996
C Sinclair Mayne B Agr, PhD
For outstanding contribution to animal science, particularly your research into improving grassland utilization under grazing and conservation, with particular reference to dairy cow nutrition and production, and rule in transferring these advances to industry and the farmer

1995
Janice I Harland BSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal science, in particular your contribution to the knowledge and utilisation of fibre by ruminants and pigs,  role in driving forward technological advancement in the feed industry, and work in furthering the understanding of animal science to the wider audience

1994
Cledwyn Thomas BSc,PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal production science, particularly your research on improving milk and meat production with forage based diets, and innate ability to stimulate interaction between policy makers, research scientists, farmers and those involved in commerce

1993
Will Haresign    BSc, PhD
In recognition of outstanding contribution to animal production, particularly research into the control of reproduction in sheep, your training of students and extensive editorial work in various areas of animal science

1992    Margaret Gill    
1991    Jeff D Wood     
1990    John D Oldham    
1989    A John Webb    
1988    Anthony J Kempster    
1987    E Robert Orskov    
1986    A John F Webster    
1985    Not awarded
1984    John J Robinson    
1983    Colin T Whittemore    
1982    R B Land
1981    J Hodgson
1980    J B Owen
1979    P J Broadbent
1978    W H Broster & I McDonald
1977    G E Lamming
1976    T R Preston
1975    Not awarded
1974    Not awarded
1973    F W H Elsley
1972    Not awarded
1971    E J C Polge
1970    St C S Taylor
1969    Not awarded
1968    D G Armstrong