Picnic Day

Picnic Day animal events schedule

ARC Pavilion
Doxie Derby 2014
1 – 3 p.m.
Join us at the dachshunds races and come cheer for your favorite pup! The Veterinary School Dean will be donning a special costume and racing the winning doxie.

Cole Facility
Hand Cow Milking
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Opportunity for visitors to milk a cow and learn a little about milk and dairy.

* Small Animal Colony Display
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cole Building A
Come play with rats — yes, cute little rats — while you learn about the exciting field of Laboratory Animal Science.

* Animal Biotechnology Booth
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cole Building A
Learn about transgenic and cloned animals and participate in hands on DNA extraction from fruits and vegetables!

* Guess the weight of a pig and win a ham!
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Correctly guess the weight of a pig from the Animal Science Swine Center, and win a smoked and cured ham from the Meat Lab! Weight and winner announced at 2:30 p.m.

* Young Cattlemen’s Ranch Activities
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come learn how to rope with the Young Cattlemen’s Association!

* UC Davis Animal Science Beef Unit
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The UC Davis Beef facilities will have a table displaying facility activities, current research and student interactions. Come see what we have to offer.

* What Would You Do For A…?
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ever wondered what animals are willing to do for a reward? Find out how animal welfare scientists get answers!

* Sturgeon Exhibition
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cole Building A
Display of two major species of sturgeon which have importance in commercial, ecological and biological values. UCD is the prominent institute conducting research on these endogenous fish species in California.

* Painted Horse
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A live display of equine muscular anatomy painted onto a horse.

* Animal Science Meat Lab
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cole Building C
See the inner workings of a USDA inspected meat processing facility geared toward teaching and research.

* Goat Milking
Noon – 3 p.m.
Try your hand at goat milking! Must be in line by 3 p.m. to avoid disappointment.

* Horse Breeding Demonstration
1 – 2 p.m.
Horse Barn Area
Come see the best horse breeding demonstration and the best Picnic Day show! Featuring newest technology and procedures of the industry!

* Draft Horses in Action
2 – 2:30 p.m.
Horse Barn Area
Draft Horse and Driving Club will demonstrate many different uses of draft horses.

* UCD Horse Polo Team Demonstration Match
3 – 4 p.m.
Watch the exciting live action of a polo match by the UCD team! See the “Sport of Kings” up close! History and rules will be explained by Coach Mike O’Farrell.

* Petting Zoo
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
An opportunity to pet farm animals: calves, lambs, and goats. Bring the whole family.

Hutchison Field
* American Brittany Rescue Information Booth
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Meet dogs from American Brittany Rescue and learn about the breed and our rescue activities throughout the US.

* Great Pyrenees Rescue and Breed information
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Great Pyrenees Rescue of California will show you how to share your home with a 100lb gentle giant.

* Canine Companions – GRC Demo Booth
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gold Rush Champions Chapter information and demonstration booth.

* Newfoundland Dogs
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come hang out with our dogs and learn about Newfoundland dog information.

* Northern California Weimaraner Rescue Public Relations Booth
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit the Northern California Weimaraner Rescue booth to learn more about these unique gray ghost dogs!

* Shelter Medicine Club
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come meet adoptable dogs and play a game about shelter animals to win prizes!

* NorCal Sheltie Rescue
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Information booth about Sheltie Rescue with live shelties and volunteers to educate and inform Picnic Day attendees.

* Bay Racers Flyball Demonstration
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Flyball matches two teams of four dogs, racing side-by-side. Each dog must run down the jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps.

* Kiss-A-Bull, Pit Bull Awareness and Kissing Booth
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come learn about Pit Bulls and the bull-and-terrier breeds and get kissed by one of Chako’s special Pit Bulls. Warning! You may get wet!

* Meet the Birds and Volunteers of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thinking about a pet parrot? Have questions about your pet birds? Come see us!

* NorCal Sheltie Rescue
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Information booth about Sheltie Rescue with live shelties and volunteers to educate and inform Picnic Day attendees.

— Information provided by UC Davis Picnic Day committee

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