Leading Animal Sciences Beyond

the 21st Century

Our mission is to lead and foster scientific discoveries in animal agriculture and biology, inspire original thinking and the art of discovery through innovative education and service, thereby enriching the lives of students, scientists, and society.
peperoni, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
sheep and guard donkey at arlington, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
CALS day for kids, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
Dan Schaefer advising incoming freshman, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS

Animal Sciences Prospectives in Research (Tuesday 11 am, room 274)

Integrating Science into a Meat Extension Program
Jeff Sindelar
Tuesday, November 25th

Swine Research at the University of Wisconsin
Tom Crenshaw
Tuesday, December 2nd

Previous seminars
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Animal Science community remembers Neal First (1930-2014)
Neal FirstNeal Lloyd First, PhD, a pioneering scientist in genetics and agriculture, died November 20, 2014, of complications from cancer. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Marijo Kent-First, and their two children Patrick and Nicholas, his former wife Edith Kerstetter First and their four children Douglas, Eric, Phillip, and Patricia, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Dr. First was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Irma First, and his brothers John and Richard. Funeral services will be held at Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Georgia on Saturday, November 29, 2014, followed in January by a memorial service in Madison, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to support graduate student studies at the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Program at the University of Wisconsin Foundation

Google Glass Goes to Class
cooked turkeyTeaching students how to determine if a sow is in estrus is tricky. Bringing a class into the barn to watch would be distracting for the sows, and chaotic, with limited space and a loose boar. So animal sciences professor John Parrish uses the latest technology - Google Glass to bring students into the barn.

Recent publications:

Meta-analysis of candidate gene effects using bayesian parametric and non-parametric approaches. Wu XL, Gianola D, Rosa GJ, Weigel KA. J Genomics. 2014 Jan 2;2:1-19.

Myoglobin and haemoglobin-mediated lipid oxidation in washed muscle: observations on crosslinking, ferryl formation, porphyrin degradation, and haemin loss rate. Lee SK, Tatiyaborworntham N, Grunwald EW, Richards MP. Food Chem. 2015 Jan 15;167:258-63.

Metabolic Evidence of Diminished Lipid Oxidation in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Whigham LD, Butz DE, Dashti H, Tonelli M, Johnson LK, Cook ME, Porter WP, Eghbalnia HR, Markley JL, Lindheim SR, Schoeller DA, Abbott DH, Assadi-Porter FM. Curr Metabolomics. 2014;2(4):269-278.

Genetic Population Structure of the Blister Beetle, Gnathium minimum: Core and Peripheral Populations. Marschalek DA, Berres ME. J Hered. 2014 Nov-Dec;105(6):784-92.

Inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes in Deli-Style Turkey Breast Formulated with Cultured Celery Powder and/or Cultured Sugar-Vinegar Blend during Storage at 4°C. Golden MC, McDonnell LM, Sheehan V, Sindelar JJ, Glass KA. J Food Prot. 2014 Oct;77(10):1787-93.