Department News and Updates! July 21, 2011


  • Undergrads Jessica Sampson & Jaylene Scott received Calif Wool Growers Assoc Scholarships
  • Steven Berry returned from sabbatical in Denmark & Finland
  • Frank Mitloehner quoted in USA Today article on energy costs of eating animal products


  • PSA meetings in St Louis: Mary Delany, Francine Bradley attended


  • Matthew T. Portillo, 4-H Youth Development Program Advisor holding  ultrasound workshop for 4-H Leaders at sheep barn
  • The American Dairy Goat Association listed 6 UCD goats in the top ten for milk production in their respective breeds
  • Gracious thank you’s to the students and staff that helped make the FFA State Officer tour a success:  Melissa Hernandez, Margaret Austin, Kaley Ladner, Jerry Johnson, Dana Van Liew, Jan Carlson, Caleb Sehnert, Kristy Smith, Joel Viloria, & Doug Gisi


  • Ermias Kebreab & Frank Mitloehner awarded USDA-FAS grant to study Mitigation of methane emissions under Vietnamese animal production systems.
  • Kirk Klasing submitted US Poultry & Egg Association grant
  • Alison Gardell, grad student in Dietmar Kültz’s lab, awarded traineeship from Superfund Research Program at UC Davis 
  • Richard Zinn coauthor of “Alpharma Beef Cattle Nutrition Symposium: parameterizing health and performance expectations of feedlot cattle.” J Anim Sci. 89:1863
  • Alison Van Eenennaam, Krista Cooprider, Tom Famula, Frank Mitloehner, Ermias Kebreab, & Yongjing Zhao author  “Feedlot efficiency implications on greenhouse gas emissions & sustainability.” J Anim Sci 89:2643