Department News and Updates! March 24, 2016


  • Calling Volunteers! Decision Day is April 2. Please let Emma Martinez know if you can help out
  • Anita Oberbauer interviewed for article in San Jose Mercury News


  • Joy Mench co-authors “Animal welfare challenges for today and tomorrow” in Poultry Science
  • Josh Hull awarded US Forest Service Grant “California Spotted Owl Demography and Monitoring in the Sierra Nevada, California”
  • Josh Hull co-author of “Endangered species management and ecosystem restoration: finding the common ground” in Ecology and Society
  • Yanhong Liu co-author of “Effects of particle size of yellow dent corn on physical characteristics of diets and growth performance and carcass characteristics of growing-finishing pigs” in J. Anim. Sci and “Energy concentration and amino acid digestibility in high protein canola meal, conventional canola meal, and in soybean meal fed to growing pigs” in Anim. Feed Sci. Technol
  • Katherine Tomalty & Josh Hull co-authors of “Differential migration and phenology of adult red-tailed hawk migration in California” in Journal of Raptor Research


  • Kelsi Snook, Allen Pettey, & Aaron Prinz attended the California Collegiate Livestock Show at the Porterville Fairgrounds. Kelsi exhibited two crossbred hogs: one barrow and one gilt. The gilt won her class and the barrow finished second in his class. Kelsi also finished third in advanced showmanship!
  • Emma Martinez, Katherine Livingston, & Kathryn Jackson attended the 2016 UC Davis Advising Conference; Emma served on the logistics & registration efforts and Katherine assisted day of; Kathryn presented “Self-Care Through Art,” & “Academic Integration Practices for Study Abroad Coursework.”
  • The University of Ghent – Belgium made their annual visit to the department. Ed DePeters, Doug Gisi, Aaron Prinz & Dan Sehnert spoke to the group.
  • Yanhong Liu attended the 2016 ASAS Midwestern Section and ADSA Midwest Branch Meeting and presented “Amino acid digestibility in dairy proteins compared with plant proteins” and “Effects of phytase on growth performance and metacarpal bone ash in weanling pigs” and “Xylanase responses on apparent ileal digestibility of nutrients, fiber and energy in growing pigs fed corn, 30% corn co-products and soybean meal based diets as influenced by microbial phytase and acclimatization period”
  • The San Joaquin FARMS Program visited the Goat Facility Thursday March 17th. Rachel Conway spoke on goat production & Dan Sehnert introduced the Animal Science major at UCD.