Leanna Kelly presenting in Tanzania

Department News and Updates: October 12, 2018


  • Welcome to Mike Amato, our new Farm Crew member!
  • The 4th annual Gratitude Gala was held at Straloch. In attendance were Chancellor May and Dean Dillard. Thank you to Don Harper, Tyler Nielsen and Aaron Prinz.


  • Ermias Kebreab presented an invited keynote speech at the Ignite conference in Lorrach, Germany on the “Role of Livestock Sector in Global Sustainability”.
  • Cassandra Tucker co-taught the 2.5 day-long dairy welfare auditor training offered through the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization in Manteca, CA.


  • Pablo Ross published “Mosaicism diminishes the value of pre-implantation embryo biopsies for detecting CRISPR/Cas9 induced mutations in sheep” in Transgenic Research.
  • Ernest Chang published “Effects of temperature on juvenile Dungeness crab, Metacarcinus.