Dr. Lauren Hyde joins Simmental staff
Dr. Lauren Hyde is the newest addition to the staff at the American Simmental Association (ASA).
“We are excited to have Dr. Hyde join the ASA team, working with Dr. Wade Shafer and Steve McGuire to advance the ASA’s genetic evaluation program,” said Dr. Jerry Lipsey, ASA ex executive vice president. Hyde has been involved with genetic evaluation of beef cattle since 1994 when she started graduate school in animal breeding and genetics at Colorado State University under the supervision of Drs. Rick Bourdon and Bruce Golden.
After graduating in 2000 with her Ph.D., she became the director of performance programs for the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). During Hyde’s 10-year tenure at NALF, she managed all aspects of the foundation’s registry system, including database management, application programming, and hardware and software maintenance, and shared responsibilities with Dr. Kent Andersen to promote NALF’s research, education and genetic evaluation ef forts.
Hyde recently served on the board of directors of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF). She has chaired several committees for BIF and NCERA-199, which is a genetic evaluation research group consisting of USDA, university and industry representatives. In addition, Hyde has reviewed scientific articles for USDA and Journal of Animal Science.
Hyde resides in Keenesburg, CO, with her veterinarian husband, Don, four horses, two dogs, and several cats. She enjoys trail riding, swimming, and hiking and skiing in the Colorado mountains. She is an avid birder and volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. — WLJ