Two University of Illinois animal scientists have received major awards for teaching, research and outreach to the livestock industry.

Floyd McKeith is a professor of animal science who joined the faculty in 1981. McKeith received the American Association of Animal Science meat science research award for the significance of various environmental effects and use of growth modifiers on quality of meat produced from swine and cattle.

James Pettigrew returned to the University of Illinois in 2001 after several years in private practice as a swine nutritionist and 17 years at the University of Minnesota.

Pettigrew was presented the Animal Industry Service Award to recognize his long-term contributions.