Roger A. Cady, Ph.D.

Sr. Technical Advisor - Global Sustainability Lead


Roger Cady currently serves as a Sr. Technical Advisor and Global Sustainability Lead for the Elanco - Global Market Access Team. Cady works across animal protein species to provide information to the retail chain about the efforts required to provide animal source food products and support sustainable agricultural practices. He is currently focused on methods to reduce natural resource use in the production of food animal protein and promote environmentally sound and economically viable practices in the food animal industry. Cady also provides dairy industry demographic forecasts for Elanco, which are often shared with interested industry partners.

Cady grew up on a western New York dairy farm and received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Science and Genetics from Cornell University. Dr. Cady has been employed in several technical roles during his 15-year industry employment. Prior to working in industry, Cady served as professor and extension dairy specialist for 18 years at the University of New Hampshire and Washington State University. He continues to publish peer-reviewed scientific documents, most recently covering the topic of life cycle assessments (LCA) of various animal industries to investigate and document best practices for creating sustainable animal protein production. Cady is co-founder of a popular international 20-year old e-mail based discussion group covering issues important to dairy herd management. He is a founder of the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. Recognition Cady has received during his career include the Alfa-Laval Agri, ADSA Award for excellence in dairy cattle extension and in 1999 the Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association (PDHGA) honored Cady with an award named in his honor, The Cady Award, for excellence in service to dairy heifer growers. Dr. Cady is a member and past officer in the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and a member of the American Animal Science Association (AASA) and has served on various national and state industry committees and boards. He currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri with his three children.

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