Department News and Updates! February 22, 2013


  • California Association of Meat Processors at Cole Fri – Sunday
  • West Coast Reining Horse Association Judges Seminar at Horse Barn 2/23
  • Colten Moller born to Starlin & James Moller—Congrats to the proud parents
  • Scarlett Harrington-Rubio born to Allie Harrington & Mark Rubio—More congratulations to proud parents!


  • Jan Carlson, Director from Davis, California, will represent the American Goat Federation in her role as director at the Northwest Oregon Dairy Goat Association Goat Education Conference on Feb23.
  • Dairy & Horse barns contributing to UC Davis Compost Operations Training—thanks Farm crew for delivery
  • Jim Murray was in Washington D.C. to serve on a panel discussing “Ag Biotech and the Environment: Perspectives on the Next Ten Years” organized by the policy think tank Resources for the Future


  • Ermias Kebreab & Jim Fadel received funding from Duke University for  “Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities for California”
  • Anita Oberbauer coauthors “Neutering dogs: effects on joint disorders and cancers in golden retrievers” PlosOne Feb 2013
  • Russ Hovey coauthors “Effect of time of cutting and maceration on nutrient flow, microbial protein synthesis, and digestibility in dual-flow continuous culture” J Anim Sci Feb 2013
  • Erin Mintline & Cass Tucker lead authors on “Play behavior as an indicator of animal welfare: Disbudding in dairy calves” App Anim Behav Sci Jan 2013