Oct 26, 2017
The Processed Meats (MEATSCI 4510) class will present its final products on Wednesday, December 6, from 9:10am-11:15am in 117 Animal Science Building, to visitors who want to taste and judge the students' creations. Individuals or teams will produce a variety of meat products, including proper labeling, a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) safety plan, and a marketing and advertising plan. The course is taught by Dr. Macdonald Wick, Associate Professor.
Oct 23, 2017
The 103rd Annual Saddle and Sirloin Little International will be held November 4, 2017. Little International events consist of showmanship competitions in five livestock species (goats have been added this year), and a Ham and Corned Beef Cure contest. Students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to participate in the events and share this experience. Little I is open to family and friends of students, faculty, and industry members.
Oct 17, 2017
Ohio’s shepherds now have a place to find all the latest information on sheep production, industry research conducted at Ohio State, and daily management tips. The recently rebuilt The Ohio State University Extension Sheep Team blog page can be found at http://u.osu.edu/sheep/ .
Oct 9, 2017
Enjoy a fresh Ohio-grown range-reared turkey at a great price from the Poultry Science Club. All orders must be received by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Turkey pick up will be on Monday, November 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 21st, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. outside Room 117 of the Animal Science Building, 2029 Fyffe Ct.
Sep 29, 2017
Second-year Animal Sciences student Kady Davis is the first recipient of the Kenny Walter Scholarship presented by the Ohio Farm Bureau. Davis, from Carrollton, OH, has a family legacy in the agricultural industry.
Sep 28, 2017
The meat science section in the Department of Animal Sciences opened its doors on September 28th to other university meat judging teams on their way to their first Collegiate Meat Judging Contest (Eastern) in Wyalusing, PA. Dr. Lyda Garcia and the 2017 Meat Judging Team gathered on September 27th to fabricate beef, pork, and lamb carcasses and set up classes to use for their guests.
Sep 27, 2017
Dr. Sheila Jacobi’s research in swine nutrition has long-term impacts for the swine industry, as well as human nutrition. Her research on gut health in piglets can have similar results for nutritional interventions for babies.
Sep 25, 2017
Dr. Lyda Garcia’s enthusiasm for education and meat science makes an important contribution to the uniqueness of the Department of Animal Sciences. Through her background in livestock production, meat industry internships, graduate school training and research, and her international work, she seeks to bring monetary and product value to the meat industry, producers, and consumers.
Sep 19, 2017
Seven Department of Animals Sciences majors and one minor participated in the Fall Undergraduate Research Forum on Thursday, September 14, 2017. All eight had projects supervised by faculty in the Department. The Department had representation in each of the three sessions; each session had approximately 100 participants. Presented by Office of the Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and the University Libraries, the Fall Undergraduate Research Forum is a stepping stone to larger venues such as the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
Sep 18, 2017
The changing nature of the Department of Animal Sciences student demographics meant fewer students were coming from an agricultural background. Even those who had agricultural exposure tended to have experience with only a limited set of animals. Gone were the days of the small family farm with a variety of animals to meet all of the family’s dietary needs. In 2016, the Animal Sciences faculty decided to address the needs of their changing student population by requiring all Animal Sciences students, starting in autumn 2017, take ANIMSCI 2000 Animal Handling.