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Texas Tech’s Hergenreder places at SA animal nutrition research conference

Texas Tech’s Hergenreder places at SA animal nutrition research conference

Jerilyn Hergenreder, a graduate student with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, took home second place honors and a $1,375 scholarship in a graduate student poster competition on Friday (Apr. 11) at the Plains Nutrition Council’s Spring Conference in San Antonio.

Hergenreder’s poster was titled, “Interactive effects of zinc and zilpaterol hydrochloride on bovine satellite cells, and performance and muscle biological activity of calf-fed Holstein steers.” First place in the poster division was won by a former Tech student Bryan Bernhard. Hergenreder is completing an advanced degree under the direction of Brad Johnson, Tech’s Gordon W. Davis Regent’s Chair in Meat Science and Muscle Biology.

In addition to Hergenreder, eight graduate students, an undergraduate and an international student also represented Tech at the conference. The meeting was coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo. Along with the large graduate student poster session, Plains Nutrition Council invited papers and reviewed current research by surrounding animal science departments at the two-day meeting.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Michael Orth, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2805 or michael.orth@ttu.edu

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