2023 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee J. Randy Davis with Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D. Image courtesy of AFIA
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announced J. Randy Davis, business development manager of Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. (QLF), as its 2023 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee. AFIA’s Liquid Feed Committee presented the award — the highest award offered in the liquid feed industry — to Davis today at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held this week in Louisville, Ky.
“Randy brings his whole self to the things he believes in, and the liquid feed industry is the better for it,” said Cathy Bandyk, former Liquid Feed Committee chair and technical development manager of Innovad Additives, Inc.. "Collectively, the people he has assisted, connected with, mentored and taught have been, and continue to be, a major force in moving the liquid feed industry forward. Many of his approaches and innovations have been implemented at the farm and mill levels, and he has effectively challenged those around him to think outside the box, expect more and do more for the betterment of the industry.”
Davis is actively involved in exploring and developing new applicants and products and in partnering with allied companies to serve as a preferred distribution option for their additives. In recent years, he has been involved with key research trials that have aided the development and knowledge of this business.
Since 1998, when Davis joined QLF in management, his services in the AFIA Liquid Feed Committee have stood out. After QLF acquired its Florida plant and associated business, Davis chose to return to his roots, serving as the model to grow the company’s presence in the southeast.
“His interest in learning, ability to quickly assess situations and potential solutions and wealth of practical experience continues to leave behind a legacy of expanded exposure, acceptance and usage of liquid feed supplements and mill products,” added Bandyk. “Anyone that served with Randy can attest to his dedication to the quality of the symposium, the integrity of committee-sponsored research and the committee’s financial health.”
The Liquid Feed Symposium is the country’s largest gathering of liquid supplement leaders in manufacturing, nutrition, quality, sales and marketing. The annual Liquid Feed Hall of Fame award recognizes outstanding individuals in the liquid feed industry.