Professor Robert Swick
Bob Swick currently holds the position of Industry Professor of Poultry Nutrition at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia. Prior to his current position Bob resided in Singapore and consulted extensively in the Asian feed and livestock sector dealing with feed formulation, protein meals and feed additives. Bob holds a B.S. degree in biology from Northern Illinois University with M.S. and PhD degrees in animal nutrition from Oregon State University. He began his career in Nutrition Chemicals Division of Monsanto Company and later became Product Development Manager for Novus International and Technical Director for the American Soybean Association in Singapore. Bob has held consultancies with feed and livestock producers, oilseed crushers and nutritional chemical suppliers in Asia, South America and the U.S. Bob has published over 300 technical papers, bulletins, reports and journal articles and holds a patent on a novel grain preservation system. His current research interests are in the area of animal energetics, protein and amino acid nutrition, nutrient metabolism and gut health.