Albin receives Plains Nutrition Council Legend of Feedlot Nutrition Award
By: Norman Martin
Bob Albin, an internationally-recognized professor and administrator with Texas Tech University's Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, has been selected for the Plains Nutrition Council's 2022 Legend of Feedlot Nutrition Award. The honor was presented earlier this month at the organization's spring conference in San Antonio. Albin retired from Texas Tech in 2008.
Established in 2016, the Legend of Feedlot Nutrition Award was established to honor, recognize and memorialize individuals who have contributed and have had a profound, lasting impact on the feedlot industry as it relates to innovation, leadership, advancement, service and education of feedlot nutrition.
Growing up on a family livestock operation near Follett, Albin developed a passion for the science of animal production, which blossomed into a distinguished 42-year career as a beef cattle feed yard management specialist and administrator. His administrative career culminated serving as Associate Dean and Director for Research & Livestock Operations for Davis College.
A major contribution to the industry includes his work as co-author of Cattle Feeding: A Guide to Management, a key cattle-feeding reference used worldwide. Today, his legacy continues through the college's Robert C. and Donna J. Albin Endowed Scholarship.
During his long career, Albin travelled the globe providing expertise in a variety of international programs, including evaluating the U.S. Peace Corps beef cattle program in Peru; serving as a beef cattle feed yard management consultant to private industry in Monterrey, Mexico; and conducting a feasibility study on ranching/mixed agriculture programs in Niger, Africa. In addition, he conducted an evaluation of the small ruminant collaborative research support programs in Peru and Kenya.
Albin received his bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences and animal husbandry and master's degree in animal science and nutrition from Texas Tech. His doctorate in nutrition and statistics is from the University of Nebraska. He joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1964, eventually serving as a professor of beef cattle nutrition, chair of the Department of Animal & Food Sciences and director of the Texas Tech Institute for Research in Plant Stress.
Formed in 1970, the Amarillo-based Plains Nutrition Council is an educational and professional organization for persons who work and serve as livestock feeding nutritionists, nutrition consultants, research scientists and educators in livestock science.
CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Interim Chair, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org