- January 2017
Dr. Lyle G. McNeal has been included in Marquis Who’s Who for Excellence in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science. As an animal and veterinary science educator and rancher consultant with more than 50 years of academic and industry experience, McNeal is widely regarded in the scientific community as a sheep, goat and fiber specialist.
He has served as a professor of animal, dairy and veterinary science with Utah State University since 1979. An established author in his fields of expertise, McNeal has contributed numerous chapters to books, as well as articles to professional publications. Notably, he writes an article for every issue of Hobby Farms Magazine and mentors young people and consults with ranchers in the Intermountain Region of the United States. Outside of his role at Utah State University, McNeal is the founder of the Navajo Sheep Project, a nonprofit organization he founded in 1977 that aims to preserve and breed Navajo-Churro sheep with the continued deployment of their breeding seedstock as the ongoing mission via returning them to their historic place in the Southwest among the Navajo and Hispanic shepherds and artisan weavers.
Marquis Who’s Who recipients are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.