The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has honored Robert L. Carson, D.V.M., with induction in the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame for a lifetime of service to the cattle industry. Carson accepted the award during the association’s annual convention held February 11 in Montgomery.
A 1973 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Carson has been a member of the college’s large animal faculty since 1978. He became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1979.
His research involves bovine theriogenology, both male and female, with an interest in equine theriogenology. Other interests include production medicine involving cow/calf herds and dairy herds.
Carson has served the cattle industry in Alabama and the Southeast in leadership positions and as a participant in the business of raising and marketing beef cattle.
He has a cattle farm in Chambers County and he has been actively involved with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association since 1980. Carson has served as president of the Lee County Cattlemen’s Association and is vice president of the Alabama Limousin Breeders Association.
The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and the Southeastern Livestock Exposition established the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame in 1981 to recognize and honor living Alabamians who have made significant contributions to Alabama’s cattle and livestock industry. Carson and Perry Debter, a third-generation cattleman from Blount County, are the 2011 inductees.