Jan 8, 2020
Dairy Program Specialist and Dairy Judging Team Coach Bonnie Ayars has been featured in a chapter in the book, "The Land of Milk & Money: Lessons Learned & Business Earned from Women in Dairy." In the chapter devoted to Ayars, she discusses lessons learned growing up on a dairy farm, working as part of the Ayars Family Farm, and her role as a dairy educator.
Jan 6, 2020
Fulbright Scholar Mark Trotter, associate professor at CQUniversity Australia (CQU), is using new technologies to solve age-old problems. Trotter is exploring how integrating satellite vegetation imaging systems and on-animal sensors might help American and Australian ranchers make better grazing management decisions.
Dec 18, 2019
The animal units of the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Ohio State ATI, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have received full three-year accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.
Dec 11, 2019
The 2019 Ohio Dairy Challenge was held November 1-2. Dairy Challenge provides the opportunity for students at The Ohio State University to experience the process of evaluating management practices on a dairy farm and to interact with representatives in the dairy industry.
Nov 27, 2019
From November 22-24, undergraduate team Brook Friend, Amelia Lively, Maddie Pinkerton, Molly Sprankle, and Brietta Latham, along with individual graduate student Shannon Kelley, competed in the annual American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Assessment Contest hosted by Colorado State University. This is an international competition where students had the opportunity to learn about and assess the welfare of diverse species in both live and compared scenarios.
Oct 29, 2019
Animal Sciences hosted the grand opening of the Plumb Hall 220 remodel on September 28, 2019. Rooms 216 and 226 in Plumb Hall were combined to create one large multi-use class and conference room. The room has multiple screens and video conferencing capabilities. Ohio State Facilities also painted the hallways and installed new lighting.
Oct 21, 2019
Nearly 200 college students from across the country travelled to Columbus, OH to judge at the largest single-breed horse show in the world, the 53rd All American Quarter Horse Congress. Ohio State students Ariana Sipes, Rachel Stanco and Gabby Waltz competed in the limited division and were required to judge 12 classes of conformation and various performance classes. By the end of the competition they captured top 10 and top 15 finalist awards in Halter Judging, Performance Judging and Reasons Awards!
Oct 7, 2019
The Poultry Science Club of Ohio State is now taking orders for their 69th annual Turkey Sale from now until November 13th! The turkeys are supplied by Bowman & Landes Turkeys, Inc. and are free range, raised without antibiotics, and fed a vegetable diet. Bowman & Landes is a family owned and operated company located around Dayton, OH.
Oct 2, 2019
The Ohio State Dairy Judging Team placed first at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the World Dairy Expo. The last time Ohio State won the contest was in 1986.
The Dairy Judging Team placed first among eighteen schools in the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest on September 30. Coached by Bonnie Ayars, The Ohio State University team placed seventh for reasons with a score of 788. The team consists of fourth-place overall individual Billy Smith and ninth-place overall individual Lauren Almasy along with Sarah Lehner and Ian Lokai.
Sep 11, 2019
Department Chair, Dr. John Foltz, was featured on Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio. He discussed the impact of animal sciences on food safety, environmental quality and human health. You can see the full interview here.