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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.


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