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Animal News

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Field Note

Students learn to handle livestock like pros
Working with livestock can be exciting and challenging—even intimidating for those who didn’t grow up on a farm. But even if you grew up in the city and have never interacted with large animals you can still learn to work with livestock. How? By...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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News

When hunting for mice in winter, red and artic fox are known to plunge headfirst into snow but their sharp noses reduce the impact force and protect them from injury, according to a new study.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
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Field Note

Brian Aukema ’98, senior extension associate, joined the Department of Animal Science in fall 2023 as the New York state 4-H livestock and companion animal specialist. We sat down with him for a chat about his interests, goals and background...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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Spotlight

Academic focus: Applied systems ecology Research summary: I seek to understand how arthropod communities are affected by the interacting drivers of climate and land-use change. I’m an applied ecologist, with interests in agricultural entomology...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

The New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) offer a wide variety of equine projects and activities to New York youth ages 5–19. Brieanna Hughes is the New York State 4-H equine youth specialist. With a background...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
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Events

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Exhibit

Art of Agriculture
Join Sigma Alpha, professional agricultural sorority, on the Arts Quad to learn more about agriculture! Experience student groups, research labs, and agricultural outreach organizations representing a wide array of opportunities and careers in...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
  • Animals
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Exhibit

Join us in Mann Library on March 14 for the opening celebration of our new exhibit, From Nabokov's Net: Nabokov’s contributions to butterfly science & the Cornell University Insect Collection . Produced in collaboration with the Cornell...
  • Entomology
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Seminar

348 Frank Morrison Hall 507 Tower Road Ithaca, NY 14853 Schedule: 9/23: Andres Ortega "Examining the Role of Non-Essential AA for Milk Yield and Energetic Efficiency: Abomasal Infusion of Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids using Energy as...
  • Animals
  • science communication
  • Animal Science