The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the Department of Animal Sciences have made the decision to move forward with upgrades to our Waterman Dairy Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Erica Lewis, class of 2015 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and a minor in Disability Studies, enrolled in the University Young Alumni Academy. The Young Alumni Academy is a professional and personal development program for young Ohio State University alumni in the central Ohio area.
Fulbright Scholar Mark Trotter, associate professor at CQUniversity Australia (CQU), is using new technologies to solve age-old problems. Trotter is exploring how integrating satellite vegetation imaging systems and on-animal sensors might help American and Australian ranchers make better grazing management decisions.
On October 27th, students competed in the Buckeye Royal Showmanship Contest, hosted by the Buckeye Dairy Club. Students could compete in experienced and inexperienced showmanship classes. In addition, there was a heifer costume contest.
On December 4, Ohio State held it's Service Recognition Luncheon. Faculty and staff were honored who have completed 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service to Ohio State in the calendar year 2019. Animal Sciences had 5 individuals honored, Cynthia Coy (40 years), Angela Brumfield-Hersey (30 years), Shawny Kaufman (30 years), and John Lemmermen (25 years). Of course we can't forget Sandy Bentley! She was one of only three individuals celebrating 50 years of service to Ohio State! Sandy has served all 50 years in the Department of Animal Sciences!
The animal units of the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Ohio State ATI, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have received full three-year accreditation from AAALAC International.
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.
The Ohio State Poultry Judging Team competed in the 54th National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest, hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on November 4th & 5th, 2019. The team placed 7th in the Egg Production & Quality Division; 7th in the Breed Selection & Carcass Quality Division; and 7th overall.
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.
The 2019 Ohio Dairy Challenge was held November 1-2. Dairy Challenge provides the opportunity for students at The Ohio State University to experience the process of evaluating management practices on a dairy farm and to interact with representatives in the dairy industry.
For several year, Professor Jim Kinder has invited Larry Piergallini, '77 BS in Animal Science, to speak to his classes. Dr. Kinder shared the following as to why he continues to invite Mr. Piergallini to his classes:
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!
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.
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.