Changing the milkfat conversation
The discussion surrounding the benefits of consuming whole milk dairy is not a new one, and although there is much work to be done still, dairy farmers' investment in research is showing progress on changing the dialogue.
"The story of milkfats is really interesting," said Dr. Greg Miller, global chief science officer of the National Dairy Council (NDC). "There isn't a meeting that I show up at without farmers coming up to ask, 'Greg, what's going on with milkfat research?'"

USDA announces $1.5m in grants to support dairy industry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that $1.5 million in competitive grant funding is available for the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives. DBI Initiatives are authorized through the 2018 farm bill and support USDA's efforts to reduce risk and develop higher-value uses for dairy products, diversify farmer income through processing and marketing innovation and encourage the use of regional milk production.

The DBI Initiatives are expected to provide direct technical assistance and make grants to dairy businesses. USDA said initiatives must be positioned to draw on existing dairy industry resources, including dairy farm density and farmland suitability for dairying as well as activities conducted by dairy promotion and research programs, research organizations, dairy businesses or academic and industry stakeholders.

Study gives comprehensive look at bovine milk
Milk is a dietary staple full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. Now, scientists with the University of Alberta have report in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry a comprehensive, centralized database of all known bovine milk compounds.

Given its popularity, cow's milk has been the subject of numerous scientific studies in recent history, ACS said in an announcement. There are thousands of known components in the liquid, but the data are scattered throughout the literature. Also, analyzing milk can be a complex undertaking, as it can vary in amount of and identities of its constituent compounds, depending on the breed of cow, type of feed and other factors.

WHO pulls support for EAT-Lancet event   
The World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly decided against sponsoring the launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health in Geneva, Switzerland, following pressure from an Italian ambassador who raised concern regarding the impact of the largely plant based diet on people's health and livelihoods.

Despite the pull back of the WHO endorsement, the event went ahead as planned at the end of March and was sponsored by the government of Norway, reported the British Medical Journal.
ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA Leadership Update
After 13 years with ADSA, Peter Studney has concluded his service as executive director. The ADSA leadership thanks Peter for his service to our organization and wishes him well in his future endeavors. We have begun the process to hire a new executive director and seek to fill that position as soon as possible. In the interim, please be aware that FASS will continue to support ADSA operations as normal and all meeting and journal activities are proceeding as planned. Please forward any ADSA executive director-related communications to Jeremy Holzner, FASS executive director.
Geoffrey E. Dahl, PhD
ADSA President.

The NANP Nutrition Models Workshop
Plan now to join us early on Sunday, June 23, for the National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) Nutrition Models workshop.
The NANP Nutrition Models workshop will use lectures and exercises to illustrate how mathematical models are constructed, evaluated, and applied toward problems in animal nutrition. Several modeling approaches are covered, but particular emphasis is given to dynamic, mechanistic models. The workshop will give attendees a basic fluency in mathematical modeling and, in so doing, advance their use of models in nutrition research. Following feedback from past attendees, we will bring new topics to the 2019 workshop. These topics will make up an advanced workshop and target (1) past attendees who want to continue attending our workshops, and (2) students who have some experience with modeling.
This workshop only has space for 100 registrants . Register soon as seats for this workshop are filling up quickly. 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 registration form is available online as well. Nonmembers may join ADSA now to attend the meeting for only $495.00 (must be a member and register online by 11:59 pm CDT 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 Cornell Nutrition Conference and the 2019 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference are now included in S-PAC, the largest and most comptehensive on-line collection of animal related conferences available. Subscribers now have access to 645 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 1,645 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 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.
April 7-9, 2020  DCHA Annual Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. 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:

American Dairy Science Association
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