Professor Frank Dunshea honoured by Australian Society of Animal Production

October 14 / 145

Professor Frank Dunshea
Professor Frank Dunshea

Professor Frank Dunshea from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has been enrolled as a Fellow of the Australian Society of Animal Production (ASAP) in recognition of his significant contribution to the animal industries over the past 30 years.

His work focuses on animal science and biomedical research, including efforts to improve livestock nutrition, meat quality and farming techniques. 

Professor Dunshea said it was a great honour to be made a Fellow of ASAP. 

“It is conferred by other Fellows of the society and as such is recognition by others revered in the animal sciences. 

“More importantly, it recognises the outstanding contributions of the many students, technical and support staff and other collaborators who have contributed to my research, training and outreach,” Professor Dunshea said. 

Over his career, Professor Dunshea has contributed to the understanding of growth physiology, nutrition and interactions between animals and their environment. His work develops responsible and sustainable practices in agriculture. 

He has produced more than 600 journal, conference, book and technical publications, and many of the practices he developed have been adopted by the industry. 

For example, he was instrumental in the development and commercialisation of immunocastration technology for pigs, a system that is now being used in about 70 countries around the world. 

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