Jessica Sperber Named Extension Assistant Professor and Feedlot Specialist Thursday, December 1, 2022
Jessica Sperber has joined the Department of Animal Science as an extension assistant professor and extension feedlot specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In her role, Sperber will deliver relevant education and guide problem-solving efforts targeted towards feedlot owners, management, consultants, and allied industry. She will also organize the Nebraska beef feedlot extension team, coordinate feedlot roundtables, and contribute to feedlot extension publications.
Burkey named interim head of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science Friday, November 18, 2022
Lincoln, Neb.-- Dr. Tom Burkey, a professor of non-ruminant nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named the interim head of UNL's Animal Science Department. His appointment will take effect Dec. 17.
Current department head Dr. Clint Krehbiel will leave the post in December serve as dean of the Gordon W. Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. His last day will be Dec. 16. A national search for a permanent department head will be announced early in 2023.
Students compete in Department of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon Friday, November 11, 2022
Six teams of students recently competed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon on Nov. 1-2.
The competition provides each team of up to four students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of animal agriculture by participating in four rounds of competition: a written exam, lab practicum, an oral presentation, and a quiz bowl competition. Teams earn points by placement in each round to determine an overall winner.
Nebraska U breaks ground on one-of-a-kind Feedlot Innovation Center Friday, November 4, 2022More than 150 leaders from across Nebraska’s beef industry gathered at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead Nov. 4 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Feedlot Innovation Center.
Schedule Set and Registration Opens for Nebraska Beef Summit Friday, October 28, 2022
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science is slated to host its annual Nebraska Beef Summit on Thursday, November 17 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Kearney, Neb.
Caitlin Ross Named Recipient of John Hallman Memorial Award Thursday, October 13, 2022
Caitlin Ross, a graduate student in the Department of Animal Science studying Physiology, is the 2022 recipient of the John Hallman Memorial Award.
The award is in memory of John Hallman, a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science student who graduated with a bachelor's degree in animal science in 1989, and was a graduate student at the time of his death. The annual award has been presented since 1993.
The award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and academics among animal science students. Ross is the 22nd student to earn the award.