Department News and Updates! September 5, 2014



  • Jim Oltjen co-author of “Managing the herbage utilization and intake by cattle grazing rangelands” in Animal Production Science
  • Jill Soderstrom & Peter Robinson co-author of “Impacts of dietary fat level and saturation when feeding distillers grains to high producing dairy cows” in Animal Physiology & Animal Nutrition
  • Silas Hung co-author of “Maintaining tissue selenium species distribution as a potential defense mechanism against methylmercury toxicity in juvenile white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)” in Aquatic Toxicology
  • Richard Zinn co-author of “Influence of ruminal degradable intake protein restriction on characteristics of digestion and growth performance of feedlot cattle during the late finishing phase” in J Anim Sci & Technology


  • David Bunn Keynote Speaker at the One Health International Conference at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka “Applying a One Health Approach to Improving Livestock and Chicken Production in Rural Communities” & discussing the design of a summer abroad course for UCD and Sri Lanka students on One Health in Rural Communities
  • The Iwate Agricultural Junior College from Iwate, Japan visited the Dairy, Swine Center, Feedlot, Horse Barn & Meat Lab. Clayton Neumeier gave a talk on biotechnology & animal agriculture. This was the 26th year that this group visited the department—photo below
  • Juan Medrano & Russ Hovey presented in the Lactation Symposium, Alison Van Eenennaam presented a poster & represented the U.S. as a  member of the Permanent International Committee at the Tenth World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Vancouver, Canada
  • Jim Oltjen held Cattleman’s Beef Quality Assurance program