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November 2021

Upcoming restart of all ABSc Linux servers

On Nov. 9th from 9 am to 5 pm, all of our departmental servers have to be physically relocated within the data center to accommodate a larger renovation project that CCS is undertaking in that space.  This means that ALL of our servers will need to be powered down, disconnected, moved, and reconnected before being turned back on.  During this time there will be no availability to our servers.  The services that will be down are:

Christine Bone's PhD Defence

Boar taint is a meat quality issue caused by the accumulation of androstenone in the adipose tissue of entire male pigs and is prevented with castration, which unfortunately reduces both the profitability and envi-ronmental sustainability of pork production and is also a welfare concern.

CGIL Seminar: Genome-wide association analyses of lactation persistency and milk production traits in Holstein cattle based on imputed whole-genome sequence data

Good Afternoon CGIL,    We are very pleased to have Dr. Victor Pedrosa, a Professor at State University of Ponta Grossa (Brazil), present a CGIL Seminar on Friday November 19th, 2021. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “Genome-wide association analyses of lactation persistency and milk production traits in Holstein cattle based on imputed whole-genome sequence data”.

Fiona Tansil's MSc Defence

As food and animal protein demand increases, black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) meal has gained interest in the past couple of years for use in animal feed as an alternative protein ingredient. Black soldier fly larvae is an attractive protein source; however, it is important to evaluate its protein quality before incorporation in feed formulation.