Department News and Updates! July 17, 2015


  • Attendees at JAM in Orlando included: Peter Robinson, Deanne Meyer, Alison Van Eenennaam, Frank Mitloehner, Jim Oltjen, Bob Sainz, Ermias Kebreab, Ranga Appuhamy, Kristan Reed, Luis Moraes, Grazyne Tresoldi, Gabbi Simon, Chris Miller, Noe Gomez & Jill (Soderstrom) Havlin
  • Grazyne Tresoldi’s poster on heat stress featured in July 16th JAM highlights
  • Frank Mitloehner’s opening talk on “Global look at environmental footprint of livestock production” for production section at JAM, also featured in July 16th JAM highlights; he was also quoted in Grist article on “Can meat actually be eco-friendly


  • Russ Hovey met with representatives of Mengniu Dairy Company, visiting campus from China
  • Frank Mitloehner presented the keynote address at the  National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented a talk on using Social Media to deliver Extension at the JAM meeting in Orlando, FL


  • Silas Hung co-author of “The effect of feeding rate on the growth performance of green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) fry” in Aquaculture Nutrition
  • Anita Oberbauer, Janelle Belanger, Thomas Bellumori & Tom Famula co-authors of “Ten inherited disorders in purebred dogs by functional breed groupings” in Canine Genetics & Epidemiology
  • Ermias Kebreab received a new grant for “Mitigation of methane emission from cattle in Vietnam” from USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program
  • Bob Sainz co-author of “Genetic correlation of traits measured by ultrasound at yearling and 18 months of age in Nellore beef cattle” in Livestock Science
  • Anna Carabús, Bob Sainz & Jim Oltjen co-authors of “Predicting fat, lean and the weights of primal cuts for growing pigs of different genotypes and sexes using computed tomography” in J Animal Society