Department News and Updates! February 10, 2017


  • World Ag Expo next week in Tulare: presentations by Huaijun Zhou, Yanhong Liu, Tina Horback, Anne Todgham, & Richard Blatchford
  • Jesse Avitia is leaving FoodChain Cluster; we wish him all the best!


  • Kirk Klasing co-author of “Ecoimmunology and microbial ecology: Contributions to avian behavior, physiology, and life history” in Hormones & Behavior
  • Michele Calvo, Kirk Klasing, & Frank Mitloehner co-authors on “Space allowance influences individually housed Holstein bull calf innate immune measures and standing behaviors after castration at 3 weeks of age” in J Dairy Sci


  • Don Harper & Dave Gall toured Sierra College AG 203 Animal Feeds and Nutrition course taught by alum Ria De Grassi through the beef and feed mill facilities
  • Frank Mitloehner will serve as a final report reviewer of “The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the United Nations' Committee on World Food Security (CFS)”
  • Dan Sehnert serving as California Association of Meat Processors judge at their annual convention held in San Luis Obispo
  • Frank Mitloehner gave three distant learning presentations to feedlot operators in Nebraska and Iowa as part of the Beef Feedlot Roundtable extension series of the University of Nebraska