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ABSC GSC Spring Hobbie Series-Grow your own herb!

The Animal Biosciences Graduate Student Council invites you to participate in a FREE Spring Hobbie Series. This event will consist of three guided workshops, each building off the last activity. However, you may choose to attend only the ones that interest you!  Spring Hobbie Series Line-up:  1st Event: June 2nd at 12:30 PM 

Sarah Parsons Upcoming PhD Defence

The objective of this dissertation was to identify different management and nutritional factors that help to im-prove weaning success of dairy calves fed higher levels of milk. The first study was focused on comparing the effects of two gradual weaning programs when calves were fed two levels of milk on feed consumption, growth, and health. In general, the two gradual weaning programs resulted in similar performance and health outcomes, while both milk level treatments resulted in similar feed intakes and performance postweaning.

ABSC GSC Spring Hobbie Series-Paint your own terra cotta pot!

The Animal Biosciences Graduate Student Council invites you to participate in a FREE Spring Hobbie Series. This event will consist of three guided workshops, each building off the last activity. However, you may choose to attend only the ones that interest you!  Spring Hobbie Series Line-up:  1st Event: June 2nd at 12:30 PM 

CNM Seminar: Application of modelling to solve animal production system problems

MAY Installment of the 2021 ‘Virtual’ Nutrition Seminar Series, hosted by the Centre for Nutrition Modelling (Animal Biosciences Department). Each month in 2021 a different lab within the Nutrition group will share their exciting new research in a dynamic virtual manner. Please feel free to forward these seminar invites to industry partners or others who may be interested. In May we bring you: Application of modelling to solve animal production system problems   Ellis Lab

Kyle Moak's MSc Defence

The welfare of pigs during transport depends on many factors, but trailer design plays a key role in transport-related stress. Pot-belly trailers are commonly used for swine transportation in Canada but are criticized because of steep internal ramps causing difficulties during loading/unloading, and poor internal microclimate conditions. This results in a greater proportion of dead-on-arrivals and fatigued pigs compared to trailers using flat-deck designs.

Matt Wells' MSc Defence

The effects of individual amino acid infusions, formulated from each cow’s blood amino acid profile, on milk protein production were studied in twelve lactating Holstein cows fed a total mixed ration with 15.4% crude protein. Treatments were jugular infusions of either 0.9% saline (SAL), limiting amino acids according to the NRC (NRCT), or limiting amino acids according to the blood profile (BT) in a Latin square design for three, 10 d periods where milk and blood samples were collected. NRCT and BT reduced milk

Virtual Tour- The Arboretum

This exciting virtual experience will highlight all The Arboretum at the University of Guelph has to offer. Did you know it isn't just a beautiful space to relax it is also used for teaching, conservation, and research? The event will include a short program presentation on environment related programs, a video tour of The Arboretum at the University of Guelph, and a live Q&A with an Arboretum Naturalist.

CGIL Seminar: New Approaches for Genetic Evaluations of Dairy Species​​​​​

We are very pleased to have Kerry Houlahan and Erin Massender, PhD candidates at the University of Guelph, present a CGIL Seminar on Friday May 7th, 2021. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “New Approaches for Genetic Evaluations of Dairy Species​​​​​”.

Rebecca Nagle's MSc Defence

The overall objective of this thesis research was to determine if replacing switchgrass (SG) hay for wheat straw (WS) in moderate or high starch lactating dairy rations would affect feed intake, milk pro-duction, as well as feeding and sorting behavior. In the first study, mid-lactation cows were fed a mod-erately high starch diet with the direct substitution of either SG hay or WS. It was determined that SG hay depressed dry matter intake (DMI), milk yield, and protein yield, but did not influence milk fat or protein percent.

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