Sep 21, 2018
For over 20 years, Dr. Lynn Knipe, associate professor of food and animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, has provided training as part of the Meat Science Extension program. Since 1998, he has taught 1,824 people in 71 introductory Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training for Meat and Poultry Processors courses.
Sep 19, 2018
Dr. Lyda G. Garcia’s, assistant professor of Meat Science in the Department of Animal Sciences, efforts to promote higher education and the Ohio State Meat Science program has led to a unique opportunity for two Puerto Rican students to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Meat Science at The Ohio State University.
Aug 31, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A veterinarian and assistant professor of animal sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) has been named a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare, the only swine veterinarian in Ohio to earn such a designation.
In fact, Monique Pairis-Garcia, who is also an animal welfare specialist with Ohio State University Extension, is the first veterinarian at Ohio State to earn board certification in this relatively new veterinary specialty. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.
Aug 21, 2018
The Department of Animal Sciences welcomes two new assistant professors to the department for autumn 2018, Dr. Benjamin Wenner and Dr. Benjamin Enger.
Dr. Benjamin Wenner
Dr. Benjamin Wenner returns to the Department of Animal Sciences as an assistant professor. His early involvement in 4-H has led to a career in animal nutrition research and education.
Aug 16, 2018
Dr. Lyda G. Garcia, assistant professor of Meat Science in the Department of Animal Sciences, provided a Mini-Beef 509 class for the 2018 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). Garcia provided hands-on learning on how meat is graded, fabrication of wholesale and retail cuts, and other issues that can affect beef quality and pricing. Participants also viewed champion carcasses from the 2018 Ohio State Fair.
Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji, associate professor Department of Animal Sciences, has been awarded a continuing grant by the National Science Foundation. The $95,779.00 grant is for Ezeji's work as primary investigator on "Developing second-generation hyper-producers of butanol from biomass by activating dormant pathways." The abstract for the grant is below.
Aug 13, 2018
Drs. Lisa Bielke and Daniel Clark, assistant professors in the Department of Animal Sciences, earned awards at the Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting. Bielke received the 2018 Novus Outstanding Scholar award; Clark received the Hy-Line International Research Award.
Jul 3, 2018
Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, assistant professor, received a $497,500 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant. She is the primary investigator for the project “Timely On-Farm Euthanasia of Cattle: Exploring Caretaker Decision-Making and Training Methods.”
Jun 29, 2018
The Department of Animal Sciences and the Ohio Pork Council joined to host ‘Pork 509’ - a pork quality seminar. Attendees from allied industries, swine producers, pork finishers, and undergraduates learned about swine welfare, genetics, nutrition, meat quality and processing characteristics.
“We were really trying to raise awareness of all of the factors that can influence the variations of quality,” said Professor and Swine Extension Specialist Dr. Steve Moeller. “Consumers are a lot more sophisticated and demand a higher-quality, value product.”
Jun 29, 2018
Recent Animal Sciences graduate Jaime Uren won first place at the American Dairy Science Association – Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) annual meeting, in the Undergraduate Production Oral Presentation Competition. Uren, from Dexter, Michigan presented a paper inspired by her Honors research project entitled, “Environmental Enrichment in Dairy Cows and Calves.” Her Honors project advisor was Dr. Maurice Eastridge.