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Cameron, Elizabeth Gow - 1973
Campbell, Edward McAlpine -1993
Campbell, Constantine Alberga - 1999
Carlson, Armenia - 1982
Catley, William Norman - 1974
Christensen, David Albert - 2011
Clark, Herbert Ross -1992
Colley, Ann -1993
Cooper, George Mitchell - 1983
Cooper, George ADJ - 2017
Cooper, William - 2000
Copeland, William James - 2008
Copeland, Alma Jean - 2007
Craig, Burton MacKay - 2001
Cram, William Hugh - 1997
Crawford, Lloyd Brooks - 1988
Crawford, Roy Douglas - 1998

Portrait

David Albert Christensen

Over a long and illustrious career as a Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan, Dave Christensen made contributions to the Saskatchewan, Canadian and international dairy industries through his research and extension.

Born in 1936 at Moon Lake, near Saskatoon, Dave received a BSA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1958, an MSc from McGill University in 1960 and his PhD from McGill in 1963. He did Post Doctoral Studies at Cornell University from 1963 to 65.

Dave began as an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the U of S in 1965. Starting in 1983, he served many years as department head.

One of his major research contributions involved identifying the circumstances of copper, zinc and manganese deficiency in cattle. This led to strategies for formulation of trace mineral supplements that have been adopted throughout western Canada for dairy and beef cattle.

His evaluations of cereal crops for silage included defining the optimum stages of maturity for harvest under Saskatchewan conditions. He also determined the optimum levels of canola meal and field peas in dairy rations. He assisted in establishing the Saskatchewan Feed Testing Service in 1967.

Dave participated in international development projects in Africa and Asia. He was also part of many technical market development seminars to support Canadian forage products, particularly alfalfa dehy.

His supervision of graduate students and their research programs was a major contribution to agriculture. He has been the major supervisor for 54 graduate students. Many of his students have become university faculty members or feed company nutritionists.

From 1994 to 2008, Dave served as a ministerial appointed member of the Saskatchewan Milk Control Board. In this capacity he developed decision making tools related to milk component pricing and quota management policy.

Over the years, Dave Christensen has been the recipient of many honors and awards. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002 and received a Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005.

Sponsored for Induction in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2011 by Saskatchewan Milk.

 

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