Department News and Updates! June 20, 2014


  • Tomorrow June 21, Horse Production Sale, BBQ at 4:30 auction for follow. Bring your check book
  • Jennifer Hughes received a 2014 Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund grant to the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Kat Tomalty won a P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Scholar Award for her last two years of Vet School upon finishing her PhD with Bernie May in Genetics this summer.  This is a “Women helping women reach for the stars” program
  • Thanks to all who participated in commencement
  • Transfer student advising this week & next


  • Russ Hovey coauthor of “Transcobalamin derived from bovine milk stimulates apical uptake of vitamin B12 into human intestinal epithelial cells” in J Cellular Biochemistry
  • Ermias Kebreab coauthor of “Effects of phytase supplementation on phosphorus retention in broilers and layers: A meta-analysis” in Poultry Sci


  • Francine Bradley interviewed by NPR/KPCC, Los Angeles for her my work with the peafowl over-population problem in Rolling Hills Estates
  • Alison Van Eenennaam gave an invited presentation “Innovations in the identification of genetically superior animals: impacts of  genomic tools on genetic evaluation programs” at IX Simcorte, an international beef cattle production conference in Viçosa, Brazil
  • Francine Bradley taught Game Fowl Health Assurance Refresher Courses in Tulare and Lodi