Department News and Updates! July 15, 2011


  • Russ Hovey received The H. Allen Tucker Lactation and Endocrinology Award at the ASAS meeting—this was a total surprise because we were notified (in error) that he had not received the award.  CONGRATULATIONS RUSS!
  • Fiscal close is done!
  • Department Meat Lab had record sales for the July 4th weekend
  • Alison Van Eenennaam elected to UCD Dean’s Specialist Advisory Committee
    Joan Chandler joins the Advising Center Staff


  • ADSA/ASAS meetings in New Orleans: Jim Fadel, Russ Hovey, Ermias Kebreab, Kirk Klasing, Juan Medrano, Joy Mench, Frank Mitloehner, Anita Oberbauer, Jim Oltjen, Peter Robinson, Bob Sainz, Josie Trott, Cass Tucker, and a host of grad students attended


  • Deanne Meyers submitted a USDA-RMA grant
  • Tom O’Hare & Mary Delany coauthors of “Defining the Turkey MHC: identification of expressed class I- and class IIB-like genes independent of the MHC-B.” Immuno-genetics 6/28/2011
  • Maja Makagon & Joy Mench author “Floor laying by Pekin ducks: effects of nest box ratio and design” Poultry Sci 90:1179
  • Jim Fadel coauthor of “Quantitation of [5-CH3]-(2R, 4'R, 8'R)-{alpha}-Tocopherol in Humans. J Nutr. 6/29/2011


  • The California State Fair opens July 14th runs thru August 1st.  For the complete livestock schedule:
  • Animal Science goats will be kidding in the birthing exhibit at the livestock nursery and ANS wether goats will be shown by the youth who have purchased them  at the market wether show July 15th at 2PM.  Dairy goats will be shown July 24-27th.  
  • Kent Parker (for Open Swine)  & Dana Van Liew (for Open Sheep) are the livestock superintendants for the shows which run July 29- Aug 1st. 
  • Francine Bradley taught GFHA Continuing Education Courses & a PHI Refresher Course. She will represent WPSA at the Poultry Science Association Meetings in St. Louis.