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NDSU Animal Sciences Representatives Recognized at Midwest Meetings

Fargo, N.D. – Several students, faculty and staff from NDSU’s Department of Animal Scienceswere recognized at the Midwest meetings of the American Society of Animal Science/Dairy Science in Des Moines, Iowa, in March.

The NDSU Academic Quadrathlon Team, consisting of Nicole Chapel, Kelsey Phelps, Kara Scherbenske and Jordan Hieber, placed first in the meats section of the lab practicum.

Ellen Nere, Phelps and Mattia Lein competed in the undergraduate oral paper competition. Nere placed first with her paper, “Effects of maternal nutrient restriction and melatonin supplementation on fetal cardiomyocyte maturation and enlargement.” Co- authors were Caleb Lemley, Allison Meyer and Kim Vonnahme.

Sharnae Klein competed in the master’s oral presentation competition.

Phil Steichen placed third in the master’s poster presentation competition with his poster, “Effects of injectable vitamin and selenium on serum vitamin and selenium concentrations and growth performance in beef calves.” Co-authors were Bryan Neville, Klein, R. Stuart and Carl Dahlen.

Jim Magolski placed second in the doctoral poster presentation competition with his poster, “Sow productivity can influence growth rate, efficiency and performance of offspring.” Co-authors were Vonnahme, David Newman and Eric Berg.

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