Department News and Updates! November 20, 2015



  • Mandi Finger along with Andrea Schreier awarded a contract titled: "Estimating effective population size and long term-monitoring of Delta Smelt"
  • Maja Makagon co-authored: "Failed landings after laying hen flight in a commercial aviary over two flock cycles" in Poultry Science


  • Bob Sainz gave a seminar at the University of Wisconsin - Madison “Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle – Lessons Learned, Questions Unanswered”
  • Casey Dykier presented at the ANR Program Team Meetings in Reno on “Drought-tolerant cattle”
  • Brian Greco (PhD student in Joy Mench’s lab) and Cassandra Tucker served as judges at the national Animal Welfare Judging Competition, hosted by The Ohio State
  • Attendees at the California Cattlemen’s Association include Alison Van Eenennaam, Bob Sainz, Jim Oltjen, Jerry Johnson, & Dan Sehnert. A full report of attendees will be in the next newsletter
  • Richard Blatchford gave a talk on backyard poultry production to the El Dorado county Master Gardeners in Placerville, CA