David Caldwell, Ph.D., was inducted into the American Feed Industry Association’s Liquid Feed Hall of Fame in September, the highest award offered by the AFIA Liquid Feed Committee and the liquid feed industry.
The honor was presented to Caldwell at the Liquid Feed Symposium Awards Luncheon in New Orleans, La. The Liquid Feed Symposium is the country’s largest gathering of liquid supplement leaders in manufacturing, nutrition, quality, sales and marketing.
“Dave is known for wearing many hats in the liquid feed industry from ruminant and equine nutritionist to part owner of Sunnyside Feed LLC in Mandan, N.D.,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “For more than 25 years, he has made a lasting impression on the industry with his leadership skills and ability to mentor others in his area of expertise.”
In 1974, Caldwell began his career as a beef, dairy and horse nutritionist for the Wayne Feed Company and later became the chief nutritionist for the National Molasses Company. He has since remained in the liquid feed industry joining PM Ag Products, Inc., Cargill and Westway Feed Products as its Ruminant Nutritionist and Sales Manager for the Upper Midwest.
Caldwell has served numerous terms on the AFIA Liquid Feed Committee as well as leading the committee as chair.
Raised on an Indiana farm, Caldwell grew up in the presence of beef cattle, swine, sheep, corn, soybeans and hardwood timber production. He attended Purdue University, receiving his bachelor’s degree in animal science. In 1968, he served two years in the U.S. Army and later completed his doctorate in animal nutrition at Purdue University. Caldwell resides in Indiana on his family’s farm with his wife.