Stephen Moore, a Ph.D. student from Ireland, was chosen as the winner of the European Federation of Animal Science's Young Scientist Competition. Novus International presented Moore with a special travel award at the European Federation of Animal Science's 64th annual meeting.

Moore's presentation was titled "Physiology of cows with divergent genetic merit for fertility traits during the transition period." His co-authors were P. Lonergan, T. Fair and S.T. Butler.

"Fostering the important work of these talented up and coming leaders in the field of animal science is key to the ongoing growth and long-term success of the industry," notes Mercedes Vazquez-Anon, senior director of nutrition research for Novus. "As a company that is firmly committed to a continuum of research that supports and enhances our current knowledge and understanding of animal health and nutrition, Novus is proud to acknowledge the exceptional work of Stephen Moore that led to the receipt of this award, and we wish him continued success with all future endeavors."

The European Federation of Animal Science partnered with the American Dairy Science Association to create a collaborative competition program. The winner of the Young Scientist Competition will be provided the opportunity to present their research at the 2014 American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association Joint Annual Meeting. This program benefits the organizations through exchange of scientific information and recognition of outstanding emerging scientists in various fields. It also provides sponsoring donors an opportunity to meet and interact with future scientific leaders.

The Novus-sponsored travel award will cover all travel and accommodation expenses associated with Moore's trip to the 2014 joint annual meeting where he will be presenting his winning research.