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Dr. Robert Godfrey of UVI’s Agricultural Experiment Station Awarded for Senepol Cattle Research

Dr. Robert Godfrey, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor of Animal Science, received the Fritz E. Lawaetz Award at the 2018 Senepol Cattle Breeders Association meeting held on August 8 -11, 2018 on St Croix.  

The International Senepol Symposium held at the Buccaneer Hotel commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Senepol breed. 

Godfrey’s award, named after former senator and early pioneer on St. Croix for the Senepol breed: Fritz E. Lawaetz, recognizes his many years of service to the Senepol cattle breed. Through Lawaetz’s work as one of the early forerunners on St. Croix, he helped establish the Senepol breed and make it an internationally recognized tropical breed of cattle.  

Dr. Godfrey is truly humbled to receive this award and made sure to acknowledge that he has had a lot of help over the years conducting research on the Senepol cattle. “I consider the award for the team, not just me,” said Dr. Godfrey. “It helps validate that we are doing valuable research.”

 The honor of Fritz E. Lawaetz Award is shared with Henry Nelthropp, Adam Weis, Whitney Preston, Christy Ketring, Sue Lakos, Willie Gonzales and Jose Torres. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.