Department News and Updates! January 30, 2015


  • Kirk Klasing elected as a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association
  • Prospect pig sale on Saturday! 11 am Cole facility
  • Jim Oltjen, James Moller, featured in beef ranching article in Picture Story of Northwestern University Knight Lab


  • Liran Haller, Silas Hung, Seunghyung Lee, & Jim Fadel coauthors on “Effect of Nutritional Status on the Osmoregulation of Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris)” in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
  • Mandi Finger & Bernie May author “Conservation genetics of a desert fish species: The Lahontan tui chub (Siphateles bicolor ssp.)" in Conservation Genetics
  • Rodrigo Gularte-Merida, Charles Farber, Ricardo Verdugo, Alma Islas-Trejo, Tom Famula& Juan Medrano author “Overlapping mouse subcongenic strains successfully separate two linked body fat QTL on distal MMU 2.” in BMC Genomics
  • Mariah Meek, Katherine Tomalty, Daphne Gille, Josh Hull, & Bernie May co-author “Fear of failure in conservation: the problem and potential solutions to aid conservation of extremely small populations” in Biological Conservation; this paper grew out of a graduate seminar taught by Mariah & Bernie
  • Chris Calvert co-author of “Computer modeling of obesity links theoretical energetic measures with experimental measures of fuel use for lean and obese men” in Journal of Nutrition


  • Kirk Klasing briefed elected representatives & their aids in Washington DC on the reasons animal producers use antibiotics and the negative effects of a ban on animal welfare
  • Jim Murray, Cass Tucker, Frank Mitloehner, Huaijun Zhou, Caleb Sehnert, Joel Viloria, Dan Sehnert present to & host visiting students from Nanjing Agricultural University
  • Jennifer Chen (“ Soakers to Cool Cows: Can We Reduce Water Use” & Cass Tucker (“ Assessing and Improving Animal Welfare on Your Farm”) presented at the California Dairy Conference on Managing Cow Comfort held in Tulare
  • Cass Tucker, Frank Mitloehner & Gabbi Simon presented at the UC Davis Livestock Symposium
  • Joy Mench & Frank Mitloehner speaking to sustainable egg coalition in Athens, Georgia
  • Emma Wils-Plotz was selected to be a presenter in the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Symposium, sponsored by the American Society of Nutrition at Experimental Biology Meetings in Boston
  • Ermias Kebreab gave an invited presentation on environmental impact of specialty feed ingredients at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia