News Release Distributed 07/24/13
BATON ROUGE, La. – Lee Southern, LSU AgCenter professor emeritus, has been chosen as an American Society of Animal Science Fellow for his contributions to the studies of swine and poultry nutrition.
Southern, who recently retired from LSU after 30 years, studied the use of trace minerals in poultry nutrition. His work showed that using calcium and phosphorus in swine and poultry feed affects bone health.
He also investigated how trace minerals improve animal growth. His research determined that the use of selenium can affect egg white quality, egg shell strength and hen health.
He found that zinc and other minerals affect gestation and lactation in swine and that amino acids like methionine and lysine can improve milk production in sows.
He was the associate editor of Poultry Science and an editorial board member for the Journal of Animal Science. He served on the Revision Committee for the Swine Nutrient Requirements in 2012.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University, and his doctorate in animal science nutrition from the University of Illinois in 1983.
The ASAS Fellow is presented to animal scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the field and have been members of the society for at least 25 years. The ASAS includes more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers worldwide.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture