Dairy Daze – UF Dairy Unit, December 2016
Bethany Dado, a graduate student in my lab, and I set up the “Milking machine and mammary gland anatomy station/booth”, at the 2016 Dairy Daze. This event is organized by the UF Dairy Science Club every year, and it is an opportunity for kids get to see how a milking machine work, how milk is harvested and learn about the general anatomy of the dairy cow udder.
Talk Science with me!, November, 2016
I participated of Dr. Katie Stofer (Department of Agricultural Education and Communication) extension & outreach initiative program. Each quarter pairs of scientists visit Alachua County venues (bars, coffeehouses, museums, libraries, etc.) to talk with non-professionals about their research and science as a way to reach the community and promote science outside the walls of academia.
2nd UF/IFAS and FAMU Animal Sciences Symposium, October 2016
Carolina Collazos presented preliminary data on the effect of maternal negative DCAD diets on calf performance postcalving. Therus Brown presented preliminary data on the effects of timing of heat stress during the dry period in dairy cows on milk production and components.
2016 Bovine+ Veterinarian. On-line Journal July-August issue [Link]
Jimena Laporta, Ph.D., right, assistant professor at the University of Florida, presented the results of a heat stress study in dairy cows at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Study results demonstrated that supplementing dairy cows with OmniGen-AF during heat stress not only helped to support their immune system, but also resulted in improved immune status of their calves
2016 Family Day at the Dairy at the UF Dairy Unit in Hague, Florida [Link]
This open house free to the public event was held on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 and it is a great way to learn where dairy foods come from! This event includes opportunities to see cows being milked, tour barn facilities, examine cattle feed, pet calves, sample dairy products, make butter, take a hayride, climb into a tractor and learn how UF/IFAS dairy research help the state’s dairy farmers produce better milk at lower cost and keep their herds comfortable and healthy while protecting the environment. Our lactation physiology lab stand showed the public how milking machines work, the differences between colostrum and milk and the anatomy of the cow udder to better understand how milk is made!.
Amino Acid Nutrition of Dairy Cows – Adisseo-Sponsored Course, 2016 – Presentation: Mammary Gland Amino Acid Metabolism
1st UF/IFAS -FAMU Animal Sciences Symposium (2015)
13th Annual Animal Molecular and Cell Biology Symposium (2015)