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Students
  • UNH Equestrian Team - Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA)

    The IDA squad of the UNH Equestrian team finished the year as the Region A Reserve Champion. We had several students finish in the top three of their division including Carrigan Drake (COLSA '20 Equine Studies, 3rd place Upper Training Division), Ryann Terwilliger (COLSA '21 Equine Studies, Region Champion Lower Training Division), Sarah Savarese (COLSA '19 Equine Studies, 3rd place Lower Training Division), and Katie Kelley (COLSA '21 Neuroscience and Behavior, Region Champion Introductory Division). 

    Mackenzie DelVecchio (COLSA '19 Equine Studies) was a national qualifier for the IDA Quiz Challenge out of a record size field of entrants.

    Ryann, Katie, and Mackenzie all qualified to compete at the IDA National Championships.  This past weekend at the IDA National Championships hosted by Lake Erie College in Ohio these three riders represented UNH on the national stage. We are extremely proud to say that Mackenzie placed 5th nationally for the quiz challenge, Ryann won her division and is now the 2019 IDA Lower Training National Champion, and Katie also won her division and is the 2019 IDA Introductory Level National Training and recipient of the Mary Beth McLain Memorial Trophy for Introductory Champion.​ To cap these accomplishments, Ryann had the high point score of the day, and Katie had the reserve high point score of the day.

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    The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) squad of the UNH Equestrian Team, coached by Christina Keim, has multiple students representing UNH at the IHSA National Championships in New York this weekend, May 2-5. We wish them the best!

Faculty
  1. Nancy Whitehouse, Research Assistant Professor in ANFS, recently published a paper in Progressive Dairyman.  The article is about balancing diets for amino acids and what effects that has on improving milk production and health of Dairy cows. Some of the work sited was done at the University of New Hampshire at the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, showing that when the diet was balanced for methionine, a limiting amino acid in most dairy cows diets, there was an improvement in milk protein and milk fat percent. Methionine fed to cows before calving improved the transition from pregnancy to milking, by increasing dry matter intake and decrease metabolic diseases. So overall balancing diets for amino acids is beneficial to the dairy industry by increasing milk component production and improving dairy cow health.
Alumni
  •  Peter Kane ('18) started managing the Farm to You NH high tunnels and half-acre field adjacent to the Fairchild Dairy in 2016, while he was still an undergrad. For more information on Peter, click here.
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