Congratulations to the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team who took 2nd place overall at the Southwest Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas in which 14 teams competed.
The Iowa State University Study Abroad Office will be hosting their spring study abroad fair on January 18 th from 10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. in the Memorial Union, Great Hall. The CALS Study Abroad Office will be in attendance sharing about upcoming international travel opportunities through travel courses, exchange programs, internship and individual opportunities. Our office will also be on hand to answer any questions that students might have about studying abroad through the college.
Area beef producers should make plans to attend the Three-State Beef Conference set for Jan. 16, 17 and 18, 2018, with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/news/3stateconference2018.html
The successful distance education program, SowBridge, begins its tenth year in February. ISU animal science professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said the program is designed to improve the understanding and application of various tools and techniques involved in daily care of the breeding herd and piglets. Operation owners, employees, technicians, managers and technical service providers are encouraged to consider registering. The first session is Feb. 7 .
December 2 at the Jeff and Deb Hanson Agriculture Student Learning Center youth in grades 7-12 attended the 2017 Beef Blast. This workshop, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa State Department of Animal Science, taught participants about working with beef cattle. Youth had a variety of hands-on workshops to explore genetics.
During the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit held on December 7 in Ames, Iowa, the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) recognized Christensen Feedlot / Royal Beef, Peters Beef Genetics, and Dr. Leo Timms of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Ames for the 2017 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards.
The junior dairy judging team competed on November 5 th, 2017 in Louisville, KY at the North American International Livestock Exposition Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. Team members included: Macey Betcher, Plainview, MN; Katie Kerndt, Lansing, IA; Mason Lettinga, Middleview, MI; Mary Scott, Westgate, IA; Alex Brand, Ellsworth, WI; and Logan Domeyer, Colesburg, IA. In the Ayrshire Division, Iowa State was 7 th Overall and was 1 stplace in the Brown Swiss Division with Mary Scott in 5 th place and Mason Letting
The Foundation allocated $282,500 in student recruiting grants to 35 universities or other institutions with industry-related programs. Iowa State University Poultry Interest group received a $2100 grant from the Poultry Foundation made possible by West Liberty Foods.
Iowa State University hosted the 17 th annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition on November 18 th for the first time ever. There were close to 150 participants, 34 teams combined and students traveled from across the US and Canada to compete. Spons
The 2017 Iowa State University Meat Judging Team finished in 9th place at The International National Championship in Dakota City, NE behind Texas Tech, Kansas State University, Colorado State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M, South Dakota State University, Florida, and Nebraska. In divisions, the team was 7th in lamb judging, 8th in beef judging and total placings, 9th in overall beef and specifications, and 10th in beef grading.
Austin Putz is a PhD student researching disease resistance in swine. Austin works directly with several Canadian swine producers where they take healthy pigs and first put them into a clean environment. Here they can take samples for early predictors of disease resilience. After early sampling in a clean environment, pigs are sent to a disease challenge facility.
L ecturer, Nikki Ferwerda, teaches Animal Science 317B, Equine Behavior and Training - Yearlings. Part of the class includes a trip to Lexington, Kentucky to observe the November Fasig-Tipton sale. Fasig Tipton is an auction house for Thoroughbred horses founded in 1898.
As the November 15 potential deadline for ammonia emissions reporting for CERCLA (the Comprehensive Emergency Response Compensation and Liability Act) draws near for the US livestock and poultry industry, the Egg Industry Center reminds the industry of the egg production ammonia emission estimation tools it has developed. Click here to read more.
by Sherry Hoyer
Animal Welfare Judging Contest Nov 18 at Jeff and Deb Hansen Center and Nov 18 at the Scheman Auditorium.
The Iowa State University Meat Judging Team recently competed in the Cargill High Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest held in Friona, Texas. Twelve teams competed in the event and the team placed in 7 th behind Texas Tech , Colorado State University, Texas A&M, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, and Florida. Individual results included: Drew Wilson – 5 th in lamb judging and 7 th in beef grading; and Taylor Wulf – 7 th in total placings.
October 23-25th, ISU hosted PORK 101, a three-day, hands-on educational program to help participants learn about quality and consistency issues facing the pork industry. The program is hosted by American Meat Science Association in cooperation with the National Pork Board and sponsored by Merck Animal Health.
Matt Schulte is currently a graduate student pursuing his master of science degree under the direction of Dr. Steven Lonergan. Matt is studying meat science and how the nature of proteins and the protein profile can contribute to variation in pork quality. This past summer, he focused on investigating the effect of postmortem aging on fresh pork.
The National Pork Board named USDA"s Dr. Craig Morris to the International Marketing post. Dr. Morris graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and obtained his PhD from Texas A&M university in 1995 where he held the Regents Graduate Fellowship in Animal and Meat Science. To read the full press release, click here.