AnSci Connection - October 2016

Notes from the Department Head

Dr. Bill DaytonFall Semester is well underway and it is a busy time for students, staff and faculty in the department who are involved in classes and other activities associated with research and Extension. Read on...

 

 

Teaching, Research, and Extension Highlights

Dr. Brad HeinsFaculty member Dr. Brad Heins will be leading a team that has just been awarded a three-year, $1.4 million project to advance animal health on organic farms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI). Read on...

Dr. Yang DaUsing methods of genetic analysis often used for livestock species, Professor Yang Da, an animal geneticist in the Department of Animal Science, and collaborators at the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University and Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base, recently published two studies on panda inbreeding and relatedness in wild panda populations and on genetic composition of the captive panda population. Read on...

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dennis Bayrock as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Animal Science. Dr. Bayrock is the Global Director of Fermentation Research in Phibrochem’s Ethanol Performance Group. Read on...

The education objective of the State Fair 4-H Program is to provide youth and adults the opportunity to interrelate experiences and to enhance individual development. U of MN Extension and Department of Animal Science faculty members support these objectives by offering dairy workshops and assisting in youth development activities. Read on...

Poultry U strives to provide information on all aspects of the poultry industry through U of M Extension Services.  To expand outreach, Poultry U is launching a new series of webinars focused on small and backyard flocks.Read on...

Producers and industry professionals are invited to attend the I-29 Moo University, Dairy Extension Tour in Central Minnesota October 26th, 2016. “How can I survive… MOOving forward?” tour will showcase two West Central Minnesota farms that are developing business strategies for the future. Read on...

 

News and Announcements

This past Monday, October 17, 2016, Animal Science PhD student Michaela Trudeau presented alongside food industry leaders and University of Minnesota food and agricultural scientists at the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences’ “9 Billion and Counting”. Read on...

Talking their way to 1st overall in oral reasons, the University of Minnesota team placed 2nd overall in the collegiate dairy judging contest held September 19 at the All American Dairy Show, Harrisburg, PA. This is the 3rd year in a row the University of Minnesota has placed either 1st or 2nd in the Harrisburg contest. Read on...

The University of Minnesota’s dairy cattle judging team did it again!  It placed 1st overall in the national intercollegiate contest for a second year in a row on October 3 at World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI.  The Minnesota team was also 1st in Ayrshire, 2nd in Holstein, 2nd in Red & White, and 4th in Milking Shorthorn. Read on...

The 77th installment of the Minnesota Nutrition Conference was held September 21 and 22 at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Over 270 people attended the conference motivated by topics delivered by world-class speakers—a new record in attendance considering the last 15 years of the conference. The main theme for the general session was on “Successful Outcomes Amidst New Antibiotics Regulations”. Read on...

The U of M Meat Science Deer Processing Workshop on October 29, 2016 will focus on hands-on demonstrations of all aspects of venison processing, from field dressing deer, to carcass fabrication, further processing, food safety, and cookery methods. In addition to viewing live demonstrations, attendees will have the opportunity to participate first-hand in the fabrication of fresh venison products. Read on...

Recruitment for the 2017 Center of Excellence Scholarship and Internship Program (COE) is underway as representatives start to attend career fairs to expose students to the benefits COE has to offer. COE offers strong, research-based poultry science education followed by a paid internship. Read on...

Learn about educational opportunities Alltech® offers to university students. Read on...

 

 

Graduate Student Spotlights

Justin Siewert is currently pursuing his Master’s with an emphasis on automatic milking systems. He is advised by Dr. Marcia Endres. His project entails looking at factors affecting productivity of robotic milking systems. Read on...

Mickie Trudeau defended her master’s degree in September and is now pursuing her PhD degree in swine nutrition. She is advised by Drs. Gerald Shurson and Pedro Urriola. Read on...

 

 

Congratulations

Share in the personal and professional accomplishments of our students, staff, and faculty! Read on...

Calendar of Events

October 15 -222016 – U of M Homecoming

October 19-22, 2016 - 89th National FFA Convention & Expo, Indianapolis, IN

October 25-30, 2016 - American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) Convention, Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, Austin, TX

October 27-18, 2016 – Healthy Food Summit, Commons Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

See full list here.