SNOOK Dr Laurence Cecil (Laurie)

1909 – 1998

Laurie Snook was a leading authority on animal nutrition, from 1946 to 1962 with the Department of Agriculture and then as an adviser to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, mostly working overseas. After early work on pregnancy in ewes his main areas of research were on the phosphorus needs of dairy cows and especially on the improvement of pastures. He was the pioneer scientific advocate of the value of tagasaste (tree lucerne) as an effective and environmentally beneficial fodder for livestock in Western Australia.