Department News and Updates! July 18, 2014


  • “California Franchise Cadence” bred by UC Davis was just named National Champion Toggenburg, for an unprecedented third year  in a row!
  • Brian Greco featured on campus home page:


  • Angela Cánovas, Gonzalo Rincon, Alma Islas-Trejo, Russ Hovey, Monica Van Klompenberg & Juan Medrano coauthors of “Comparison of five different cellular fractions to examine the lactating bovine mammary gland transcriptome using RNA-Sequencing” in Scientific Reports
  • Fernando Villarreal & Dietmar Kültz coauthors of “Sublethal Effects of CuO Nanoparticles on Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) Are Modulated by Environmental Salinity” in PLoS One
  • Kirk Klasing coauthor of “In house finches, Haemorhous mexicanus, risk takers invest more in innate immune function” in Animal Behaviour


  • Fred Conte coordinated meetings with Russell C. Redding, Dean College of Agriculture & Environmental Science; Maryann Fox, Director of Prospect Research, Delaware Valley College; & Ermias Kebreab to discuss university core curriculums in sustainable agriculture; and conducted a tour of the UCD Student Farm with Director Mark Van Horn
  • Francine Bradley judged Market Turkeys, Broilers, & Avian Bowl at the Orange County Fair
  • The National Champion Saanen Jr. doe was sired by a UC Davis buck
  • Fred Conte attended State Aquaculture Development Committee meeting in Sacramento & gave the Chair's report on activities of the ADCs Aquaponics Subcommittee
  • Alum, Josette Arrayet, visited ANS horse & goat barn with news reporter highlighting women in ag
  • Horse barn & Dairy host a tour for the students of Sutterville Preschool
  • Joy Mench, Mary Delany, Kirk Klasing, Frank Mitloehner, Francine Bradley, Emma Wils-Plotz, Richard Blatchford attended Poultry Science Meetings in Corpus Christi, TX. Many UCD attendees presented invited talks