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JBS United’s Steve Webel, Receives ASAS Fellow - Industry Award

SHERIDAN, Ind., July 20, 2009 –The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has presented JBS United’s Stephen K. Webel with the ASAS Fellow - Industry Award during the ASAS Awards Program held Monday July 13, 2009 as part of the Joint Annual Meeting of ASAS, ADSA, and CSAS in Montreal, Canada. This award recognizes individuals with distinguished service to the animal science and livestock industry over an extended period of time.

Dr. Webel is Director of Reproduction Research and Development for JBS United, Inc. and is an internationally recognized scientist who provided leadership for development of innovative reproductive management programs and products. Dr. Webel served the ASAS as a board of directors member, treasurer, foundation chair and president of the Midwestern Section. His pioneering research contributed to the development of controlled-release steroid implants, orally active progestins, gonadotropins for follicular maturation, dietary omega-3 fatty acid formulations, and numerous proprietary products for estrous cycle regulation and dietary supplements to enhance reproduction.

Dr. Webel’s leadership and collaboration resulted in numerous proprietary pharmaceutical products for estrous cycle regulation in cattle, horses and pigs, and dietary supplements to enhance reproductive performance in horses and pigs. He served the livestock industry as a member of the Illinois Livestock Industry Task Force and the Illinois Council for Food and Agriculture Research. He has also served as an advisor to commodity organizations, and has conducted numerous presentations and written for multiple publications.

Dr. Webel was surprised and excited to receive this award, and stated, “It is an honor to be recognized for the contributions I have made in the field of animal science and reproduction. It has been a very rewarding career and I look forward to continuing to serve this great industry for many more years to come.”

More information on the award and ceremony can be found by visiting the ASAS website at

About JBS United

Since its founding in 1956, JBS United, Inc. has been dedicated to providing research-based solutions to enhance animal nutrition and livestock production profitability. The company

provides products to producers worldwide. For more information, visit the JBS United web site at

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