David Patterson, Chancellor’s Professor in the Division of Animal Sciences, received the inaugural Achievement Award from the Missouri Livestock Symposium on Dec. 3. Patterson will become a member of the Missouri Livestock Symposium Hall of Fame. The award recognizes livestock industry leaders for career achievements.
Patterson’s research efforts gained wide industry acceptance over the course of his career, resulting in new strategies to synchronize estrus and ovulation in postpartum beef cows and replacement heifers. His work led to the development of the Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program, a program that enables participants to make practical production, management and marketing decisions based on economics. Patterson was a founding member and chair of the Beef Reproduction Task Force, a group formed to provide scientific-based recommendations for the application of reproductive technologies in cattle. Patterson was recognized as Man of the Year in Missouri Agriculture in 2001 for development and implementation of the Show-Me-Select program.
He is a past recipient of the Continuing Service Award presented by the Beef Improvement Federation; the Frederick Blackmar Mumford Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; the Research Award presented by the National Association of Animal Breeders; the UM System C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award for commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission; and the American Society of Animal Science Extension, Animal Industry Service, Animal Management, and Fellow Awards.