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, students from Bucky's Butchery photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
lambs at arlington, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
CALS day for kids, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
Dan Schaefer advising incoming freshman, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS

Student Spotlight

Abby Ball
Hometown: East Troy, WI
High School: Waterford Union High School
UW Involvement: Babcock House, Saddle and Sirloin Club
Carrie Issac
Why did you decide on UW Madison and/or the Animal Sciences major?
I chose to major in Animal Science because I felt it was the best way to prepare for a career in veterinary medicine. Most of my experience is dairy-related, so I also wanted to get experience with meat animal livestock species.
What is your favorite UW moment?
My favorite UW-Madison moment was the snow day during finals week of the fall 2012 semester. As a member of Babcock House, we made a list of winter activities to complete that day, and I also had my last 2 finals canceled!
More from Abby ...


Award winning sausageTatiyaborworntham wins 3rd place for muscle food research
Nantawat Tatiyaborworntham (Richards) won 3rd place in the Graduate Research Poster Competition in the Muscle Foods Division at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting 2015 in Chicago, IL (July 11-14, 2015).
The title of his poster was "Dissmiliar Reactivity of Caffeic Acid towards Hemoglobin Components in vitro and effect of lipid oxidation in washed cod muscle".

Award winning sausageBucky's Butchery Wins American Cured Meats Championship award
Have you tried our award-winning Sweet & Spicy Smoked Sausage? Students Lizzy Kopp and Madi Potratz from the Bucky's Butchery Research & Development team recently submitted this original recipe to the American Cured Meats Championship held at the American Association of Meat Processors Convention June 18-20 in Springfield, IL. Not only did the students have fun making the sausage, but they also learned a great deal about the importance of manufacturing quality products. It certainly paid off! This newly appointed University Class in the ACMC judging allows our students to connect with other colleges all over the United States, and it gives us incentive to keep coming up with new product ideas! Congrats to Bucky's Butchery! The second place team, University of Minnesota, was led by Megan Nelson. Nelson is a recent Animal Science undergraduate from UW who is now pursuing a Masters in Meat Science at U of M.

Recent publications:

A Major Gene for Bovine Ovulation Rate. Kirkpatrick BW, Morris CA. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 5;10(6):e0129025.

Assessment of bagging GBLUP for whole-genome prediction of broiler chicken traits. Abdollahi-Arpanahi R, Morota G, Valente BD, Kranis A, Rosa GJ, Gianola D. J Anim Breed Genet. 2015 Jun;132(3):218-28.

Patterns of circulating serotonin and related metabolites in multiparous dairy cows in the peripartum period. Moore SA, Laporta J, Crenshaw TD, Hernandez LL. J Dairy Sci. 2015 Jun;98(6):3754-65.

Oral peptide specific egg antibody to intestinal sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporter-2b is effective at altering phosphate transport in vitro and in vivo. Bobeck EA, Hellestad EM, Sand JM, Piccione ML, Bishop JW, Helvig C, Petkovich M, Cook ME. Poult Sci. 2015 Jun 1;94(6):1128-37.

Methods to determine effects of cranberry proanthocyanidins on extraintestinal infections: Relevance for urinary tract health. Feliciano RP, Krueger CG, Reed JD. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2015 Apr 27