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Nutritional principles, integration, modelling and research management to practical applications: an overview of John Langtree Black’s contribution to animal science

Roger G. Campbell A C and Ian H. Williams B
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A Pork CRC, PO Box 466, Willaston, SA 5118, Australia.

B University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia.

C Corresponding author. Email: roger.campbell@porkcrc.com.au

Animal Production Science - https://doi.org/10.1071/AN15787
Submitted: 7 November 2015  Accepted: 21 July 2017   Published online: 29 November 2017

Abstract

This is the introductory paper for a Festschrift to honour the contribution that John Langtree Black has made so far to animal science over his 50-year career. The paper outlines the extraordinary wide range of topics, disciplines and animal species covered by his research and intellectual thinking. It describes major contributions made to enhancing knowledge in areas of animal science and to the application of knowledge to rural industries through simulation models, risk-control management systems, methods for measuring ingredient and product quality and communication. An important contribution has been through the management, coordination and integration of findings in large interdisciplinary research programs, particularly with an emphasis on adherence to the scientific method and the role of statistics. The discipline of scientific integrity has been extended to his considerable involvement in community service.

Additional keywords: amino acid, animal models, cereal grains, festschrift, energy utilisation.


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