Apr 12, 2018
On Friday, April 6, the Ohio State University Meat Judging Team hosted the first day of the Southeastern Intercollegiate Meats Judging Contest. Nine universities, with 75 total judgers participating as eighteen teams, spent day one at Ohio State and day two at the University of Kentucky.
Apr 11, 2018
Michael Loveless, a senior earning his B.S. in Nutrition with a major in Animal Sciences, won first place in the Animal Sciences category at the 23rd Annual Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Loveless, an Honors student from Springboro, Ohio, presented a poster on his research entitled “PFK-1 Transcript Amounts in the Liver and Skeletal Muscle of Pigeons and Quail Acutely Exposed to High Embryonic Incubation Temperatures.” Dr. Pasha Lyvers-Peffer, associate professor, was the advisor for the research project.
Apr 2, 2018
Dr. Alejandro “Ale” Relling’s research in nutritional physiology could have long-term impacts for both ruminants and humans. His research on sheep helps researchers understand body-weight increases in sheep, which may also lead to better understanding obesity in humans.
Mar 27, 2018
Dr. Kelly George is part of the changing mission of animal sciences. Her work in human-animal interactions and animal welfare, with domestic and exotic animals, represents a shift in the fields of research and practice.
George was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Although raised in a suburban area, it was her love of animals that brought her to animal sciences. “Like many of our undergraduates, I love animals and wanted to work with a variety of species,” said George.
Mar 21, 2018
These days you can buy almost anything online; you can add cows, pigs, and horses to the possibilities. Three Department of Animal Sciences organizations, (the Livestock Judging Team, the Buckeye Dairy Club, and the Ohio State Equine Program) have embraced the idea of online shopping for fundraising opportunities.
Mar 7, 2018
The Department of Animal Sciences Academic Quadrathlon Team, composed of Nick Erf, Allie Schroeder, Jade Werner, and Jack Korenyi-Both, will represent the Department at the Midwest American Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS) meeting. The team defeated three other teams of four to represent the department in Omaha, Nebraska. Teams participate in four events: Laboratory Practicum, Written Exam, Oral Presentation, and Quiz Bowl. The students will compete on Sunday, March 11, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Oral Presentation and Practicum.
Mar 6, 2018
Twenty Animal Sciences undergraduates participated in the 15th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum. Over 50 participants competed in five different categories on March 1, 2018, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. The five categories were: Animal Sciences - Nutrition, Animal Sciences - Animal Health, Environmental & Plant Sciences, Food Science, and Social Sciences. Many paticipants use the CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum as preparation for the University-wide Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
Mar 1, 2018
The Department of Animal Sciences had three honorees at the 2018 CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon, held on March 3. Former professor Michael Day, nominated by Dr. James Kinder, received the Meritorious Service Award. Ming-Tsao Chen, who earned his Ph.D. in Animal Sciences in 1977, received the International Alumni Award. His Ph.D. advisor, Dr. Herbert Ockerman, nominated him. Kevin Fath, who earned his B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2010, received the Young Professional Award.
Feb 19, 2018
It isn’t unusual to find students at The Ohio State University whose relatives are Ohio State alumni. However, rarely do you find a student whose ancestor played an integral role in the formation of their major. Senior Animal Sciences major Nick Erf’s great-great-great-uncle, Oscar Erf, was one of the founders of dairy science at Ohio State, as its first dairy science professor.
Feb 9, 2018
Animal Sciences Emeritus Professor Joseph "Joe" Hogan was honored by the National Mastitis Council with its Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control. You can read more about the award here.