Gary Davenport, Ph.D.


Companion animal technical manager


ADM Animal Nutrition

Presentation Description:

Soy as the next alternative pet food protein: Survey says … – Gary Davenport, Ph.D., companion animal technical manager, ADM, shares consumer research findings regarding the perceptions of today’s pet parents towards ingredients such as soy, corn and wheat as it relates to the need for alternative proteins within the pet food industry. The change in consumer attitudes towards ingredients, like soy, is not surprising based on the changing demographics of today’s pet parents.


Dr. Gary Davenport is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with more than 38 years of animal nutrition experience and 25 years in the pet food industry. He was a tenured professor at Auburn University and a research nutritionist at The IAMS Company. Dr. Davenport is currently a Companion Animal Technical Manager for ADM. In this role, he is responsible for providing technical support, nutrition training, formulation services and new product development to the pet food industry.