Oct. 28: Friends of Ag

October 18, 2011 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension, Events

The Friends of Ag Breakfast Series hosted by UD Cooperative Extension will continue on Friday, October 28 at 7:15 a.m. at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, Delaware. The speaker will be Dr. Limin Kung, S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware. Dr. Kung’s presentation, “Ruminants: Metabolic Marvels of Nature,” will focus on the unique metabolism of ruminant animals explaining how they develop their digestive processes and how they digest and process the feeds that are offered to them. You will NOT want to miss Dr. Kung’s Cool Cow Facts!

View the Program Flyer for more information and the registration form. –>10.28.2011 Friends of Ag  Registration for each breakfast is $20.

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UD prof pioneers new generation of lameness detection in cattle

October 4, 2010 under CANR News

In the United States, approximately one in five dairy cattle have a detrimental physical condition called lameness, says Robert Dyer, associate professor of large animal immunology, infectious disease and production medicine at the University of Delaware and a large animal veterinarian.

Fortunately, Dyer and his colleagues at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) are continually updating a computerized system that aids in the early detection of lameness, in hopes of saving the dairy industry billions of dollars each year.

Read the full story on UDaily by clicking here.

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