Department News and Updates! May 23, 2014



  • Ermias Kebreab & Jim Fadel awarded “Developing Better Prediction Equations for Enteric Methane Emissions by U.S Dairy Cattle” by the Innovation Center for US Dairy
  • Cass Tucker co-author of “An investigation of the effects of ketoprofen following rumen fistulation surgery in lactating dairy cows” in Canadian Veterinary Journal


  • Jim Oltjen & Frank Mitloehner (who presented “Update on the UN FAO LEAP project”) attended the Feeder Council in Coronado
  • Alison Van Eenennaam, Amy Young, & ANS students Nadia Torok & Ellen Lai attended the Sierra Nevada Forum entitled “Genetically Modified Organisms - the ABC's of GMO” in Carson City, Nevada
  • Richard Blatchford gave a talk at Santa Rosa Junior College Poultry Project's Annual "Chicken-stravaganza" on Backyard Chicken Behavior and Welfare
  • ANS Undergrads Sydney Westbrook & Simona Lira managed & consigned two ANS-bred rams to the Cloverdale Ram sale
  • Joy Mench presented on the Coalition for  a Sustainable Egg Supply to the Colorado Egg Producers annual meeting
  • Cass Tucker co-chairs the 27th ADSA Discover Conference on dairy cattle welfare in Chicago. Forum discusses dairy welfare with attendees from science, industry & retailers. Graduate students, Jennifer Chen & Grazyne Tresoldi, attended with poster presentations