Dr. Jerry Shurson Takes IAS Message to Asia

As printed in the May 2017 CFANS Connections.

Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) office in Southeast Asia participated in two regional conferences in April to provide context, industry insights and actionable market intelligence to customers of U.S. agricultural commodities. Among those representatives was Dr. Jerry Shurson professor in the Department of Animal Science. As trade in food and feed ingredients continues to increase to meet rising demand, risks and opportunities will also invariably increase, making this one-to-one outreach and the information USGC can provide even more valuable.

The Council showcased U.S. coarse grains and value-added products through a tradeshow booth as well as a one-hour seminar. The USGC-organized seminar attracted more than 60 participants and featured Dr. Jerry Shurson speaking on distiller’s dried grains.

This event allows USGC to promote U.S. grains and value-added products to meet the increasing demand for Southeast Asia’s ever-growing livestock sector. Find more information about the USGC or this conference here.


Dr. Shurson pictured with Mr. Ross Kreamer (Agricultural Minister-Counselor, U.S. Embassy), and several Agriculture and Marketing Specialists with USDA and the American Trade Office. Also in this photo (3rd from right) is Mr. HakSoo Kim, Director of the U.S. Grains Council in S. Korea.


Dr. Shurson lecturing in the Feed Formulation Training Course (40 feed mill managers from various feed companies in Taiwan)


Dr. Shurson meeting with the President (Dr. Chang-Hsien Tai) of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology to discuss research collaborations with our U of M Integrated Animal Systems Biology Team


From left to right: Dr. Shao-Yu Peng (Asst. Professor specializing in strategies to mitigate heat stress in food animals), Mr. Clover Chang (Director, U.S. Grains Council, Taiwan), Dr. How-Hong Hsieh (Professor in animal nutrition), Dr. Jerry Shurson, Dr. Mei-Jin Lin (Associate Professor, Dairy Management), and Dr. Simon Chen (Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant).