Department News and Updates! June 23, 2011


  • Successful Horse Production Sale June 18!  All horses sold with the following averages: QH/Paint - $1,480, Mule - $2,150, Warmblood- $463, TB - $675, Mare - $496


  • Jim Fadel selected by students as Animal Science Advisor of the Year
  • Kimberley Katleba received a FASEB MARC Program Presentation Travel Award for the Soc Study of Repro (SSR)  meeting 
  • Erin Legacki received the Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee travel award to attend SSR.


  • Jan Roser instructor on Inyo National Park UC Extension Horse pack trip with 25 people
  • Dan Sehnert judge at Am Assoc Meat Processors annual convention/contest


  • Russ Hovey submitted DOD grant
  • Juan Medrano invited speaker at Copenhagenomics Conference: “Milking the genes: Genetic analysis of the milk transcriptome”
  • Alison van Eenennaam authors CAST report entitled “The Science and Regulation of Food from Genetically Engineered Animals” 
  • Cass Tucker and grad student Amélie Legrand publish “Using water to cool cattle: Behavioral and physiological changes associated with voluntary use of cow showers” J. Dairy Sci 94:3376
  • Melinda Baerwald, Project Scientist in Bernie May’s program, PI on $600K grant from the Delta Science Program:“Understanding the scale and mechanisms of connectivity between splittail populations and the implications for management”