R Gordon Hemingway

Biography of R Gordon Hemingway

Gordon Hemingway
Gordon Hemingway

Reginald Gordon Hemingway was an animal scientist who held the Chair of Animal Husbandry from 1969-1990. He began working at the University in 1953 when he joined the Department of Chemistry. In 1960 he moved to the Department of Animal Husbandry at the Vet School in 1960 and spent the rest of his career there.

With colleagues Norman Ritchie and James Parkins he designed the first slow-released intra-ruminal boluses to prevent mineral deficiencies in cattle. Their device was patented by the University of Glagow and remains the only bolus that supplies a sustained dietary supplement of all seven trace elements and the three fat soluble vitamins required by ruminant animals. Many millions of these products have been sold worldwide.


R Gordon Hemingway
Animal Scientist

University Link: Professor
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: Animal scientist
Record last updated: 16th Apr 2010

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R Gordon Hemingway is listed on the University of Glasgow World Changing website.

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