Achilles Vieira-Neto receives the National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award

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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Achilles Vieira-Neto as the 2021 recipient of the National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award. Vieira-Neto will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award was created to recognize research efforts with direct application to the problems of the US dairy industry. The winner must be enrolled in or have completed within the preceding year a program leading to an advanced degree in a department of dairy science, dairy production, dairy processing, or food science or a department with a similar curriculum in an accredited college or university in the United States and have accomplished research with direct application to problems of the US dairy industry. If the winner’s degree work is completed, they must be employed by a US company. The winner must also be a member of ADSA or the Student Affiliate Division of ADSA.

Achilles Vieira-Neto received his DVM at Santa Catarina State University, Brazil, in 2014. He then moved to the United States and obtained his MS and PhD degrees under the supervision of José Santos at the University of Florida in 2016 and 2020, respectively. His research focuses on the role of acid–base status in mineral metabolism and how vitamin D metabolites can be used during the transition period to improve mineral metabolism and health. Recently, Vieira-Neto joined the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University as an assistant professor of dairy cattle nutrition.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the National Milk Producers Federation Dairy Scholarship Fund present Achilles Vieira-Neto with the 2021 National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award.

About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.