Kirsten Nickles Receives 1st Place in ASAS PhD Oral Competition

March 10, 2021

Kirsten Nickles is a PhD candidate under the guidance of Dr. Tony Parker in the Department of Animal Sciences studying the effects of muddy conditions on the cow herd's productivity, reproduction, and whole farm economics. She recently competed in the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Meeting PhD Oral Competition and received first place in the competition. She was presented with her award in an ASAS Virtual Program on March 9, 2021. Kirsten presented a piece of her doctoral work, with the abstract titled "Muddy Environmental Conditions Cause Conceptus Free Live Weight Loss but Not a Decrease in Calf Birth Weight When Compared with Cows Housed on Wood Chips". 

Congratulations Kirsten!