William N. Garrett

William N. Garrett

William N. Garrett, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Chair, Animal Science Department (1987-1990);
President ASAS (1983-1984)

Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616, USA


Bill Garrett came to UC Davis as a graduate student and, after completing his Ph.D. in Nutrition in 1958, served five years as Animal Nutritionist at UCs Imperial Valley Field Station. He then returned to the Davis campus as a faculty member in Animal Science and served as chair of the department from 1987-1990.

With colleagues Jim Meyer and Glen Lofgreen, he developed the net energy system of feed evaluation, which has had a major impact on efficiency of animal feed evaluation and ration formulation worldwide.

Bill taught senior level courses in animal growth and livestock production throughout his career at Davis. He served as president of the American Society of Animal Science in 1983 and 1984 and received the Morrison Award, the highest honor from ASAS, for distinguished contributions to the organization and the field.

Bill retired in 1991and he continues to live in Davis.