Department News and Updates! February 24, 2017


  • Richard Zinn’s research impacts featured in a Ferrell-Ross ad in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • Rebecca Barnett, ANS undergrad, elected member of the 2017 California state Young Cattlemen’s Committee officer team!


  • Jennifer Chen and Cassandra Tucker co-authors of "Muddy conditions reduce hygiene and lying time in dairy cattle and increase time spent on concrete" in J Dairy Sci
  • Tekeste Tewoldebrhan, Ranga Appuhamy, Mutian Niu, & Ermias Kebreab co-authors on “Exogenous β-mannanase improves feed conversion efficiency and reduces somatic cell count in dairy cattle” in J Dairy Sci


  • Alison Van Eenennaam three presentations: “GMOs: What are they and what are they good for?” Auburn High School, Auburn Alabama, “Animal Biotechnology: What is it, what could it be, and will it be allowed?” Auburn Alabama, and “How Genome Editing Can Synergistically Accelerate Animal Genetic Improvement Programs” American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Boston, MA
  • Anita Oberbauer spoke to students from Bear River and Nevada Union high schools as part of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series
  • Alison Van Eenennaam gave an hour long radio interview on Food Chain Radio on GMOs and participated in a one hour news briefing on “The Potential of Gene Editing to Revolutionize Agriculture,” moderated by acclaimed molecular biologist Nina Federoff at the AAAS meetings
  • Alison Van Eenennaam also presented on the Farm to Table podcast DNA 4 Dinner