Department News and Updates! May 17, 2012


  • Thank you to Ed DePeters, Trish Berger, Chris Calvert, Joan Chandler, Virginia Chandler, Russ Hovey, and Sydney Westbrook for making transfer day successful.
  • Erin Legacki selected to participate in the 2012-2013 Professors for the Future program 


  • Cal Aggie Judging Team May: Kings County 4-H Fair (Hanford)- Sheep Show Judge, Yolo Spring 4-H Show Master Judges, Dixon May Fair 4-H and FFA Master Showmanship Judges, Nevada State FFA Livestock Judging Finals in Reno – Official Judges
  • ANS 144 traveled to Cloverdale Ram Sale & Hopland Field Station
  • Caleb Sehnert tours Northern Calif. World Trade Center group through Meat Lab 
  • Tu Chun (Steven) Hsu (Tucker lab) and Rachel Feldman (Mench lab) (both ANS undergrads) had posters at the Undergraduate Research Conference


  • Joy Mench co-author on: “The ethical food movement: What does it mean for the role of science and scientists in the current debates about animal agriculture?” J Anim Sci 90:1570
  • Frank Mitloehner organizing and moderating the United Nations Rio+20 meeting section that deals with livestock and associated value chains 
  • Roberto Sainz coauthored FASS policy statement on International Agricultural Development and the Role of Animals 
  • Cailin Heinz & Kirk Klasing coauthor “Effect of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on red blood cell lipid composition and plasma metabolites in the cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus” J Anim Sci May 2012