Department News and Updates! November 10, 2017

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  • Congratulations! Kelly Wade and Anne Todgham have been selected to participate in the 2018 UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development.
  • UC Davis Young Cattlemen’s Association members Savanna Fee, Kim Carlson, Regina Gutierrez, Sarah Klopatek, and Joe Terry volunteer at the Yolo Cattlemen and Woolgrowers annual fall dinner.


  • Richard Zinn and colleagues published “Influence of dietary nonstructural carbohydrate concentration on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Holstein steers.” in Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences.
  • Erica Scott and Jim Murray published “Variation in MUTYH Expression in Arabian Horses with Cerebellar Abiotrophy” in the journal Brain Research.


  • Aaron Prinz went to Bogata, Colombia as part of a training session with the Pork Leadership Institute. The session was hosted by the National Pork Producers Council and The United States Meat Export Federation.
  • Yolo County Supervisor, Duane Chamberlain, and Yolo County Administrator, Pat Blacklock (both UCD Animal Science alums) visited the Dairy, Meat Lab, ANS Gateway Gardens and the Swine Center. Ed DePeters, Caleb Sehnert, Doug Gisi and Dan Sehnert participated in the visit.
  • Teresa Greenhut, ANS Undergraduate & Dairy Barn Resident, traveled to the American Dairy Goat National Convention in Atlanta Georgia with Goat Barn Manager, Rachel Conway. Teresa completed a 3 day conference and test to receive her judges license, and not only received her apprentice license, but earned scores at the highest licensing level. She’ll be representing the UC Davis Animal Science program throughout the Western States in 2018.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke at Scinema on the Davis Campus about pig breeding before a screening of the fictional movie Okja, and at North Dakota State University Animal Science Department Graduate Seminar Series in Fargo, ND on “Will Genome Editing Be Embraced Or Eschewed?”. She also attended a screening of Food Evolution with Amy Young, and graduate students Joey Owen and Maci Mueller in San Francisco, along with Narrator Neil deGrassi Tyson, and director Scott Hamilton Kennedy: