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Work of AB Vista research director acclaimed

By Jane Byrne

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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has recognized the work of Michael Bedford, the research director for UK feed ingredient producer, AB Vista.

He received the AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Nutrition Research Award at the PSA annual meeting last week in San Antonio, Texas.

Michael Bedford, AB Vista research director, receiving his AFIA-PSA award

The AFIA said Bedford led the development of a feed additive that combats the anti-nutrient properties of phytate, which enables livestock to extract more phosphorous, protein and energy from feed, improving production efficiency and significantly reducing pollution.

With his team, Bedford supervises more than 90 research projects each year. He has authored over 300 publications, regularly reviews articles for seven journals and works with more than 100 academics and nutritionists worldwide.

He is also a PSA board member and an adjunct professor at the University of New England, Australia.

Bedford holds a doctorate in poultry nutrition and biochemistry and two post-doctoral positions in molecular biology and poultry nutrition from the University of Guelph in Canada and a bachelor’s degree in animal production from the University of Nottingham in the UK.

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