Department News and Updates! November 4, 2016


  • Aggie Travel is scheduled to go live mid-November—refer to Melissa Jordan’s email announcements to prepare
  • UC Davis is No. 1 in the world for Plant and Animal Sciences in the U.S. News and World Report rankings based on research and academic reputation
  • Horse Day highly successful with ~425 attendees
  • Preview Manetti Shrem Museum “HOOF & FOOT: a field study” art installation on Nov 9, 6:45 pm at the Horse Barn


  • Greg Archer and Joy Mench author “Exposing avian embryos to light affects post-hatch anti-predator fear responses” in Applied Animal Behaviour Science
  • Richard Zinn co-author of “Metabolizable Amino Acid Requirements of Feedlot Calves” and “BEEF CATTLE NUTRITION SYMPOSIUM: Feeding Holstein steers” and “Influence of tannins supplementation on growth performance, dietary net energy and carcass characteristics of yearling steers fed finishing diet containing dried distillers grains with solubles” all in J. Animal Science


  • Anne Todgham presented a seminar entitled “When two plus two doesn’t equal four: responses of early stages of Antarctic fishes to multiple, co-occurring stressors” in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Frank Mitloehner quoted in Comstock Magazine
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented to the USDA Office of Communications on genetic dehorning
  • Cass Tucker presented “Updates in Dairy Welfare Assessment” to the National Milk Producer’s Federation FARM Evaluators Conference in Nashville