Department News and Updates! November 18, 2011


  • ANS and Food Chain Cluster closing early on Wed Nov 23
  • Frank Mitloehner serving on the International Green House Gas network team representing the US.


  • Ermias Kebreab coauthor of “Calcium and phosphorus dynamics in commercial laying hens housed in conventional or enriched cage systems.” Oct 2011 Poultry Sci
  • Kirk Klasing coauthor or “Influence of dietary ingredients on in vitro inflammatory response of intestinal porcine epithelial cells challenged by an enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (K88).” in Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Disease Sep 2011
  • Anita Oberbauer, Steven Berry, & Tom Famula receive ANR competitive grant


  • Jim Oltjen, Alison Van Eenennaam, Dan Sehnert, Dan Myers, Dan Drake, James Moller, & Anita Oberbauer attend California Cattlemen’s Association Convention held in Reno along with many county advisors
  • Francine Bradley attended the World's Poultry Science on Turkey Association Board Meeting and also the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition in Cesme
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented “Ethics of Animal Biotechnology: Should Genetically Engineered Salmon be Allowed?” at Oregon University’s “Food For Thought” lecture series
  • Frank Mitloehner spoke on the sustainability of the dairy industry at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council, Kansas City, MO
  • Cass Tucker invited speaker at the Penn State Extension Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop
  • Steven Berry spoke on dairy cattle hoof health in Turlock