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Latest news from the Department of Animal Science at Penn State.
January 11, 2008

Debbie McAllister, a senior in DAS, excelled as high individual overall at the Eastern National Collegiate Livestock judging contest at Timonium.

December 20, 2007

The 2007 Spring Dinner Dance was held April 20 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, State College, PA.

December 8, 2007

Outstanding Alumni and 2007 Distinguished Dairy Science Alumnus

December 7, 2007

Collegiate Horsemen At Penn State, Block and Bridle, and Dairy Science Club

December 6, 2007

Livestock and Dairy achievements

December 5, 2007

Two new Trustee Scholarships of $50,000 each have been established for undergraduate students majoring in animal sciences.

December 4, 2007

Faculty, staff, and student recognitions

December 3, 2007

Theses and dissertations

December 2, 2007

New and departing faculty and staff

December 1, 2007

The Holiday Season is one of excitement – a time for reflection. As I look back at the past year, it is clear that the Department continues to grow and “accelerate”; accelerate in a way where more is being done by faculty, students, and staff. And, what is being done is occurring at a remarkably high level that is being recognized nationally and internationally. Much of this is captured in this issue of Hoofprints.

November 19, 2007

All the information presented in this article is directed to dairy farmers who are classified as “commercial” or “industrial” customers of electricity. If you are classified as a “residential” customer, this article does not apply to you because your price for electricity is based on a flat (or nearly flat) rate of x cents per kWh (kilowatt-hour).

November 19, 2007

Significant changes have come to minimum wage laws. To understand how farmers are affected we must begin with laws that affect all employers.

November 12, 2007

Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus are transmitted by mosquitoes.

November 12, 2007

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) officials confirmed the discovery of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus - a mosquito-borne viral disease - in a central-Ohio horse and a northwest-Ohio horse.

August 30, 2007

The key performance indicator for reproductive performance is 21-day Pregnancy Rate (PR).

August 27, 2007

Based on a large data set of first services (16,587), J.M. DeJarnette and coworkers at Select Sires, Inc. compared the reproductive performance of Holstein heifers inseminated with sex-sorted semen (SS) vs. conventional non-sorted semen (CS).

August 25, 2007

At the recent annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, scientists from around the world presented the latest results from current research. We've summarized some of the new and interesting findings that affect calf health, feeding, and management.

August 22, 2007

Members of Penn State's Dairy Science Club were victorious in the quiz bowl competition at the 2007 American Dairy Science Association-American Society of Animal Science annual meetings in San Antonio, TX, in early July. It marks the sixth time in seven years that the Penn Staters won first place in the quiz bowl.

August 10, 2007

If you're interested in the dairy industry, you'll enjoy knowing that a collection of the first Dairy Digests, the monthly newsletter from Penn State's Department of Dairy and Animal Science, is now archived at