2017 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Annual Meeting (link)
Bethany Dado obtained first place in the Purina Animal Nutrition Graduate Student Poster Contest in Dairy Production: MS Division – Congratulation Bethany! She presented data on the effect of heat stress in early involution of the mammary gland. Amy Skibiel presented her results on DNA methylation of bulls and heifers born to heat stress dams during late gestation, and Catalina Mejia presented data on the effect of heats tress in mammary gland microstructure and cellular processes.
National Dairy Month Interview – Channel 4 News (link)
3rd ARPAS Symposium, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (link)
2017 Animal Sciences Picnic
I was awarded “Mentor of the year” by the Animal Sciences Graduate Student Association (thank you!!)
UF 2017 Graduate Student Symposium & Postdoc Research Day
Amy presented her data on: in utero exposure to heat stress on heifer mammary gland development, Bethany presented her data on: effect of heat stress during the dry period on colostrum quality and mammary gland gene expression in the subsequent lactation
15th Annual Animal Molecular and Cell Biology Symposium (2017)
2017 UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy FARM (FDDF)
The University of Florida held its fifth Family Day at the Dairy Farm open house at the UF dairy farm in Hague, FL which was a success: 1600 visitors! . Our lab set up the “Milking machine and mammary gland anatomy” station
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”, 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
Dr. Katie Stofer (Department of Agricultural Education and Communication) extension & outreach initiative program. 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 and Therus Brown presented preliminary data on the effect of maternal negative DCAD diets on calf performance postcalving and the effects of timing of heat stress during the dry period in dairy cows on milk production and components.
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]
Open house event held on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. Itis 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)