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Deputy Vice-Chancellor named as new President of the British Society of Animal Science

Posted 20 April

A bearded man in a shirt and gilet stands looking towards the camera in a barn.

Harper Adams University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Lee has been named as the new President of the British Society of Animal Science.

Professor Lee’s new role was announced at the BSAS’s recent virtual conference – The Challenge of Change – the New Normal?

The new role will see him leading the organisation, which works to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to boost the practical applications of research and knowledge transfer, and which has long-standing links with Harper Adams University.

During the conference a prestigious award was also given to Harper Adams University graduate Dr Jude Capper – named in March as one of two recipients of Honorary Degrees from the University.  Dr Capper was given the Society’s Sir John Hammond Memorial Prize, awarded annually for services to animal science.

The society’s award for Best Poster also went to a Harper Adams student, with Rashed Chowdury’s research, Reducing the dietary protein content in dairy cow diets based on lucerne and maize silage does not affect performance but improves nitrogen use efficiency, securing the top slot.

Rashed was also among four Harper Adams University students who were among the six finalists in the BSAS Industry Award - alongside Catherine Johnson, Caroline Best and Sarah Icely.

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