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.
Aug 6, 2019
PhD student Kaylin Chasser was awarded the Student Research Paper Certificate of Excellence at the 2019 Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. Her paper was recognized as being in the top 10% of over 500 graduate student papers submitted to the annual meeting. Chasser's paper was entitled, "Effect of select Gram negative enteric strains on inflammation in chicks." Dr. Lisa Bielke, assistant professor, supervised the research.
Jul 25, 2019
The OSU Dairy Judging News is now available. You can read more about the Dairy Judging Team's autumn and spring activities here.
Jul 18, 2019
Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji, associate professor Department of Animal Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA grant award has been approved with a total budget of $467,122.00 for 3 years. The project, "Development of a separation system for efficient fermentation of mixed substrates and in situ recovery of hydrophobic bulk chemical," is set to begin on August 01, 2019. There are three other Ohio State Co-Project Directors involved: Dr. Ajay Shah (Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering), Dr.
Jun 14, 2019
The Department of Animal Sciences Chair, Dr. John Foltz, was recently elected to the Farm Foundation Board of Directors. Foltz joined the Department as Chair in October 2017. Farm Foundation is an agricultural policy institute cultivating dynamic non-partisan collaboration to meet society's needs for food, fiber, feed and energy. Since 1933, it has connected leaders in farming, business, academia, organizations and government through proactive, rigorous debate and objective issue analysis.