Department News and Updates! September 11, 2015


  • UCD Draft Horse & Driving Club featured on RFD-TV Gentle Giants Show
  • Cornell Alliance featured Lydia Garas, PhD student with Elizabeth Maga, for her project on the lysozyme goats; Jim Murray also interviewed
  • Campus installed banners on Bainer; one features Joel Viloria
  • Rebecca Barnett, student shepherd, received the Fred and Marian Coble Scholarship for 2015 (an award sponsored by the CA Suffolk and Hampshire Breeders Association)


  • Luis Moraes, Jim Fadel, & Ermias Kebreab co-authors of “Modeling the trade-off between diet costs and methane emissions: A goal programming approach” in J Dairy Sci
  • Anita Oberbauer co-author on “The effect of genetic bottlenecks and inbreeding on the incidence of two major autoimmune diseases in standard poodles, sebaceous adenitis and Addison’s disease” in Canine Genetics & Epidemiology


  • Ermias Kebreab gave an invited presentation on ‘Sustainable Ruminant Production’ to China Academy of Agriculture Science, Beijing, China.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam panelist on Cornell Alliance for Science on Ask Me Anything
  • Ermias Kebreab gave an invited presentation on ‘Environmental impact of specialty feed ingredients use in swine production’  to delegates invited by Evonik in Bordeaux, France
  • Jim Murray spoke at the Agricultural Bioscience International Conference in Melbourne, Australia in the Genomes meets biomes: Advancing livestock performance session
  • Ermias Kebreab gave an invited presentation on ‘Sustainable Swine Production’ to Anyou Group, Shanghai, China
  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke in the Explorit Science Center’s Lecture Series