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Animal Science Students

Student Spotlight

Four students in the Animal Science Principles of Animal Breeding class took their created a vlog (video blog) to translate a scientific research paper to production application, and wow did they do an excellent job! Matt Dole, Timothy Gill, Shea Goddard, and Bryson Mills got together at the University of Wyoming Beef Unit to create the “Calving Season Pre-Game Show!” They presented a paper by Pausch and others (2011) titled, “Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Two Major Loci Affecting Calving Ease and Growth-Related Traits in Cattle”. These students created a “talk show” that introduced the rationale behind the study, the methods used to accomplish this research, the results, and then conducted a producer interview with Mr. Travis Smith, University of Wyoming Beef Unit Manager. An additional “in the field” interview was conducted with a “bovine guest” named “Tina”…that was sure insightful! After these interviews the group of four discussed the application of this technology and discussed which sectors of the beef industry might benefit most from the findings in this research article. The objective of this assignment was to develop skills in creating short communications that are easily accessible to the general public. Specifically, communicating research studies to production agriculturalists. The "Calving Season Pre-Game Show!" hosts did an exceptional job translating a complex research article involving cutting edge technologies into applicable information pertinent to the livestock production industry.


Student News


  • The University of Wyoming livestock, meat, and wool judging teams are gearing up to compete in their spring competitive seasons. The livestock judging team is headed to the Dixie National December 28 - Jan. 1 in Pheonix, Arizona. The UW Meat Judging team will come back from winter break to practice before heading to the National Western Stock Show on Jan. 20. The first UW Wool Judging team assimilated in over 20 years will host a workout in Laramie before heading to Denver to compete at the National Western on Jan. 19. Look for results coming soon! We wish all of our students the best of luck as they represent UW in the coming weeks. 
  • The UW Livestock Judging team received top honors at the Arizona National Livestock Judging contest on Jan. 31, 2018. Team honors included: Champion Team Overall, Champion Team Swine, Champion Team Sheep/Goats. Individual honors included: Logan Despain - High Individual Overall, 1st swine, 2nd reasons, 4th beef, 5th sheep/goats; Zackery Schumaker - 3rd Overall, 5th swine, 5th beef; Justin Terry - 5th Overall; Alexi Goodnow - 9th Overall. 

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