Hill Farm researcher wins national dairy award

Linda Benedict  |  8/5/2009 12:14:46 AM

An LSU Agricultural Center professor received the 1999 Dean Foods Award at the American Dairy Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tenn.

Stephen C. Nickerson, a professor and researcher at the Hill Farm Research Station at Homer, was recognized for his scientific contributions – including research on the structure and function of the mammary gland’s resistance to mastitis.

“Dr. Nickerson is one of the premier researchers in the country,” said R. Larry Rogers, vice chancellor of the Ag Center and director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. “His research has made a significant contribution toward the control of mastitis, which is the most costly disease in the dairy industry.”

The Hill Farm Research Station has one of the premier mastitis laboratories in the country, Rogers said. The lab was established in 1968 and expanded in 1985, and Nickerson has been a researcher there since 1981.

(This article was published in the summer 1999 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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