Project targets heat-stressed dairy cows
Heat-stressed dairy cows cost the American dairy industry an estimated $1.5 billion annually, and with temperatures expected to rise, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $736,392 Seeding Solutions Grant to Cornell University to improve dairy cows' ability to withstand extreme heat.

FFAR also reported that its grant is matched with funding from AB Vista, Adisseo, Balchem Corp., Berg + Schmidt, Elanco, Phibro Animal Health and Vetagro S.p.A. for a total $1.47 million investment.

'Census of Ag' gives insight into farm demographics
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the results of the 2017 "Census of Agriculture", which reveals an aging average farm population and slightly lower total number of farms. The results of the 2017 "Census of Agriculture" span some 6.4 million new points of information about America's farms and ranches and those who operate them, including new data about on-farm decision-making, down to the county level.
Organic livestock feed demand driving need for grains
Mercaris, a market data service and online trading platform for organic, non-genetically modified organism (GMO) and certified agricultural commodities, recently debuted its new "Organic Commodities Outlook." The report captures the unique market dynamics that influence domestic organic production and import activity for corn, soybeans and wheat.
Overall, the Mercaris report anticipates growth in demand for all three organic commodities, but it also delves into the unique economic drivers for each individual market and forecasts supply and demand through the 2018-19 crop marketing year.

Dairy Council of California launches 'The Healthy Eating TABLE'   
The Dairy Council of California recently launched "The Healthy Eating TABLE," an annual scientific review series developed to distill the latest research in nutrition and dairy science and increase the knowledge of health professionals by bringing them "to the table" to make it easier for them to educate others about healthy eating patterns. The inaugural issue focuses on the important role dairy foods play in plant-based, sustainable eating patterns.
ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA Joins in calls for support ERS and NASS in FY20 Budget
ADSA and FASS were among the 70 members of the Friends of Agricultural Statistics and Analysis (FASA) joining a coalition letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee strongly supporting federal investment in the FY20 budget for the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The letter noted that American agriculture, rural America and food- and resource-based industries depend on the reliable production of timely, accurate and objective food, agricultural, rural economic and resource statistics and market information produced by these agencies. Additionally, the statistics and analysis made possible by these agencies provide a greater understanding of farm household dynamics, advance evidence-based policy approaches and give insight into the health of the farm economy. These and other coalition letters that ADSA has joined may be found in the Advocacy section of the ADSA website .
Plan now to join us on Sunday afternoon, June 23, for the David M. Barbano Recognition Symposium.
This symposium will review the immense contributions to dairy science of Dr. David M. Barbano, currently a professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. Dr. Barbano's research on the chemistry and processing of dairy foods has shaped our industry immensely for decades. Presentations in this symposium include "Milk composition testing: From dairy farmer payment to dairy processor efficiency to dairy farm and animal diagnostics," "The Mozzarella/pasta filata years: From pizza cheese to traditional Sicilian Ragusano," and "The milk filtration revolution: Pioneering 'milk refining.'" The session will be followed by a reception.
Click here for the complete symposia and workshop program at ADSA 2019.
Online registration  for the 2019 ADSA annual meeting is now open. For those who prefer to register using a paper form, a printable PDF of the registration brochure and form is available online as well. Nonmembers may join ADSA now to attend the meeting for only $495.00 (you must be a member and register online by 11:59 pm on May 30). Join now and enjoy the great benefits of membership through December 31, 2019!
The ADSA Annual Meeting will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Interbull Annual Meeting will be held at the nearby Hilton Netherland Plaza, starting on June 22. Hotel room blocks have been secured at discounted rates for our attendees at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (ADSA HQ), Hilton Netherland Plaza (Interbull HQ), Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites (student HQ), and the Westin Cincinnati. You can book your room online now.
We have created a world-class dairy science program for you, in a lively, convenient, easy-to-reach city, so please make your plans now to join us in Cincinnati from June 23 to 26. Don't miss the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world!
Important Upcoming ADSA 2019 Annual Meeting Deadlines:
Late-Breaking Abstract submission: May 9
Housing: May 23
Early Registration: May 30
An added benefit, your registration will include 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).
Need ARPAS CEUs? The ADSA Annual Meeting has been approved for up to 21 ARPAS continuing education units (CEUs)
Thank you and we hope to see you in Cincinnati!

We are pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the 2018 DCHA Annual Meeting are now included in S-PAC, the largest and most comptehensive on-line collection of animal related conferences available. Subscribers now have access to 643 proceedings from 61 of the top dairy and animal related conference in the world. Check out the full list of conferences at ADSA members receive a 50% discount on their subscription to S-PAC as one of the many benefits of ADSA membership. Click here to learn about more of the benefits.
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?
Referrals are the most tried-and-true way businesses grow, and the same is true for FASS. Do you know a colleague working with an animal science group that is in need of high-quality, cost-effective support services? Help them out by referring them to Jeremy Holzner, FASS Executive Director at .
Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 275 years of collective experience the FASS staff have in working with non-profit animal science organizations. If your referral becomes a FASS customer prior to June 1, 2019, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 23 to 26, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.

LDHM is now available by the Section
The Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed.) book can now be purchased by the section. The ADSA® Foundation made this change to allow purchase of portions of the book for dairy science classes and for professionals with a particular focus.
You can preview and purchase the Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed. e-book) at:  
This peer-reviewed book was developed to help meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students worldwide. It brings dairy science and management information to users in an accessible, easy-to-use format. The full e-book includes 97 chapters in 15 sections; the individual sections listed below can now be purchased in lieu of the full book at rates for ADSA members ($15/section) and nonmembers ($20/section).
  • Building Sustainability and Capacity
  • Large Herd Systems
  • Facilities and Environment
  • Milk Markets and Marketing
  • Genetic Selection Programs and Breeding Strategies
  • Calves and Replacements
  • Reproduction and Reproductive Management
  • Nutrition and Nutritional Management
  • Lactation and Milking Systems
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality
  • Animal and Herd Welfare
  • Herd Health
  • Business, Economic Analysis, and Decision-Making
  • Effectively Managing Farm Employees
  • Precision Management Technologies 
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,644 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to get information about ADSA and industry activities as well as to network with other dairy professionals from around the world. Check it out here.
While on "Linked In" check out the ADSA Graduate Student Division (GSD) as well. You can find their page at

This conference will build upon the successes of fatty acid Discover Conferences from the last decade, serving as an update and comprehensive review and discussion of fatty acids in the current decade. The conference will draw on current data and identify both gaps in knowledge and opportunities to apply the current information.
Topics/Themes for the meeting include:

* Feed Lipid Supply
* Managing Fatty Acid in the Rumen
* Fatty Acid Digestibility
* Biological Effects of Fatty Acids
* Milk Fat: Processing and Product Quality    

Registration is open and filling fast. Attendance is limited, so register soon. Early registration discounts end on April 30, 2019, ARPAS has assigned 18 CEU's for ARPAS members participating in the 36th Discover Conference Click here to view the Conference Program and register.

This conference will focus on the latest developments in understanding how specific feeds or compounds alter animal performance through immune stimulation, microbial modification, metabolic regulation, and inflammation reduction. Conference
Conference Topics will Include:

*                 Microbial Modification
*                 Innate Immunity
*                 Adaptive Immunity
*                 Redox Potential and Cellular Stress
*                 Research Methodology and Application

Registration is now open. Attendance is limited, so register soon. Click here to view the Conference Program and register.

ARPAS has assigned 16 CEUs, based on contact hours and content, for ARPAS members in attendance at the 37th Discover Conference.

As an added bonus, your registration for Discover Conferences includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).
Calendar of Events
April 15-17, 2019   Congress on Gastrointestinal Function', Gleacher Center at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, For more information click here

April 16 - 18, 2019   Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference*, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, Click here for additional details
April 17, 2019, 4 p.m. CDT Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar - "Designing the maternity pen with the cow's natural behavior in mind" by Katy Proudfoot, assistant professor, The Ohio State University, Click here to register.

April 22-26, 2019  World of Cheese from Pasture to Plate, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
April 23-25, 2019   HTST/UHT Pasteurizer School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information visit
April 26, 2019  2 PM CDT  Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRD) webinar. "Feeding strategies to support health and fertility during the transition period." Jose Eduardo P. Santos, University of Florida, for registration and more information email DCRC at
May 1, 2019  HACCP Workshop, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
May 2-Jul 25, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, visit
May 5-7, 2019  ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL. "Where the dairy industry does business," for registration and more information,
May 8-10, 2019  ADPA Dairy Ingredients 360 Short Course. InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. For more information,
May 15-16, 2019  The 2019 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC), Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. For more information and registration, click here .
May 28-31, 2019    36th ADSA Discover Conference * - Lipids in Dairy Nutrition: From Feed to Milk Fat, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL. Registration and other meeting details are available by clicking here..
May 29-30, 2019  4th Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium, Kissimmee, FL. For more information and registration click here.

June 3-6, 2019  2019 Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse. Miner Institute - Chazy, NY. For more information click here.

June 4-6, 2019  Cheese Grading, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
June 12-13, 2019   4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for conference information
June 18-20, 2019    2nd International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming, Rochester, MN, For more information visit 
June 23-26, 2019   2019 ADSA Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Click here for additional details
Sept 4-Nov 27, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, visit
Sept 10-11, 2019  Cultured Products, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Sept 17-19, 2019  Master Artisan Course, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Sept 24-26, 2019  Penn State Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Penn State University, University Park, PA. For more information, visit
Oct 7-11, 2019  Cheese Technology, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 22-23, 2019  Dairy Ingredient Applications, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 22-24, 2019  2019 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY. For more information, click here.

Oct 24-25, 2019  Dairy Protein Beverages, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 24-30, 2019    USAHA 123rd Annual Meeting*, Rhode Island Convention Center - Providence, RI, Click here for more details
Oct 28-31, 2019   37th ADSA Discover Conference  - Natural Bioactives in Dairy Production: Science, Functions and the Future, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL Click here for more information.
Oct 29-31, 2019  Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State. For more information and registration, visit
Nov. 5-6, 2019    Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
Nov 6-8, 2019  Cheese Grading, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Dec 10-12, 2019  Making Consistent, Quality Cheese with Concentrated Milk, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
March 11-12, 2020  2020 NE Dairy Producers Conference, Syracuse*, NY. For more information, click here.
April 6-7, 2020  2020 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse NY. For more information, click here.
Oct. 20-22  2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY. For more information, click here.

Nov. 11-12, 2020.    Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here
 for more information
*An S-PAC Partner Conference
If your organization's conference isn't among the ever growing list that contribute proceedings and presentations to S-PAC®, ask your conference organizer to contact Ken Olson for more information about the benefits of participation.
If you would like to have an event included in the "Dates to Note," please contact Ken Olson.

Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members
                                 We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the  Journal of Dairy Science ®.

Ag Processing Inc.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Diamond V
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Zook Nutrition & Management Inc.
ADSA Membership Benefits                                  
Did you know that your ADSA Professional Membership, which is the least expensive of all national animal-related professional societies, includes all of the following benefits with no additional fees, charges or suggested donations?

*        Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science®
*        ADSA Annual Meeting registration at reduced member rates
*        Discover Conference registration at reduced member rates
*      Large Dairy Herd Management 3rd edition e-book at reduced member rates
*        S-PAC: Free access to ADSA Annual Meeting, past JAM and ADSA divisional abstracts
*        S-PAC subscription at reduced member rates
*      A strong voice of advocacy for the animal sciences, animal agriculture and research
*        Access to ADSA's large and growing recorded symposia library       
*        ADSA News (semi-annual association newsletter)
*        ADSA Dair e-news (ADSA weekly industry newsletter)
*        Access to member directory
*        Peer recognition through ADSA, Foundation and Sponsored Award Program
*        Discounted page charges in Journal of Dairy Science®
*        Broad author recognition through ADSA/Elsevier press release program
*        Linked In and You Tube sites for ADSA
*        Quality networking with academic, government and industry professionals
*        Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences
*        Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions
For more information on your benefits, please visit:
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit:

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