Colorado Livestock Association gave Dr. John “Johnny” Matsushima, PhD an Honorary Membership. Dr. Matsushima has been a member of the Colorado Livestock Association and Colorado Cattle Feeders Association for 61 years. During his career, Dr. Matsushima has contributed greatly to improving the livestock feeding industry in Colorado and internationally as the pioneer of the corn steam flaking process for use in cattle rations.
Dr. Matsushima has received numerous awards for his work, including; CLA’s Top Choice Award, 2013 Citizen of the West, The Japanese Emperor Citation or “Tenno Hosho” presented by Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
During his 30 years at as a professor and researcher at Colorado State University he became a world-renowned expert in beef cattle feeding for greater efficiency, profitability, and carcass quality. One of Dr. Matsushima’s colleagues at CSU, Dr. Daryl Tatum, said, “Johnny did as much as anybody in teaching and research to elevate the commercial cattle feeding industry in Colorado and elsewhere. He was a game-changer.”