Department News and Updates! September 18, 2015


  • Classes start next week!
  • Maja Makagon received the International Society of Applied Ethology new investigator award! The award recognizes early career scientific excellence and/or exceptional aptitude in applied ethology


  • Joel Van Eenennaam and Serge Doroshov co-authors on “The effect of white sturgeon ovarian fat deposition on caviar yield and nutritional quality: introducing an image processing method for sturgeon ovary fat determination” in Int Aquat Res


  • Bob Sainz participated in the Agricultural Innovation Marketplace Forum in Brasilia
  • Huaijun Zhou & David Bunn held annual program meeting for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry held third annual program meeting in Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania   
  • Frank Mitloehner in Yangling China presenting on "Livestock's Impact on Air Quality and Climate Change” at the College of Animal Science at North West Agriculture and Forestry University & conducting collaborative research on "Nutritional greenhouse gas mitigation in dairy cows"
  • Cass Tucker & Jennifer Chen attended the International Society for Applied Ethology 2015 conference in Sapporo, Japan. Cass presented a plenary lecture entitled “Assessing animal welfare: the US perspective” and Jennifer presented “Cooling dairy cows efficiently with water: Effects of sprinkler flow rate on behavior and body temperature”