Aurora Organic Dairy officially launches Missouri milk plant
Missouri state and local officials recently gathered for a special ceremony to officially open Aurora Organic Dairy's 127,000 sq. ft. milk production and storage facility. The plant is the company's second milk bottling facility and is expected to create more than 100 new jobs in the local community by the year's end.

"Aurora Organic Dairy is a great company that will ultimately bring more than 160 quality jobs to Missouri," Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said. "Missouri's central location and infrastructure network are two keys to attracting and retaining good businesses here in our state. We look forward to supporting their growth for years to come."

Survey: Consumers expect to keep protein on shopping list
Meat, fish and eggs can be an important part of a healthy and environmentally responsible diet, consumers indicated in new global research from Cargill. Results also showed that they plan to keep eating these proteins - along with plant-based dietary protein. In fact, more than two-thirds of respondents said they intend to maintain or increase their consumption of animal protein in the next year, while four-fifths expressed interest in plant-based or alternative sources of protein.
Tyson selling stake in Beyond Meat ahead of IPO
Tyson Ventures, a venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, confirmed to Feedstuffs that it is selling its 6.5% ownership stake in Beyond Meat Inc., a leading plant-based protein company, after investing $23 million between 2016 and 2017.
Beyond Meat announced April 22 the launch of its initial public offering (IPO) of 8.75 million shares of common stock. The IPO price is expected to be between $19.00 and $21.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions.

Michigan identifies new cattle herd with bovine TB   
Bovine tuberculosis (TB) was recently confirmed in a small beef herd in Alpena County, Mich., the 74th cattle herd to be identified with bovine TB in Michigan since 1998, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) reported.

MDARD said the herd was identified through routine surveillance testing.

ADSA News and Happenings

Reminder of the Call for Late-Breaking Original Research Abstracts
Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm CDT on May 9, 2019
The 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting will include a Late-Breaking Abstracts session. The Program Committee is calling for late-breaking abstracts of original research that highlight a broad spectrum of work, including recently completed cutting-edge, high-tech research that is important to the species or discipline.
Up to eight abstracts will be accepted from those submitted for the session. The authors of these abstracts will present at the Late-Breaking Abstracts session from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 23. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to prepare both an oral and a poster presentation for this session. Oral presentations will include the speaker introduction, presentation, and question time in the usual 15-minute time slot. Posters of these presentations must be posted by 2:00 pm on Sunday (before the start of the oral session) and will remain on display for the duration of the meeting. This session is scheduled early in the program to allow networking with the presenting scientists and to avoid subject-matter conflicts.
Late-Breaking Abstracts can be submitted between April 3 and 11:59 pm (CDT) on May 9 at The submitter should follow the usual guidelines for style and form and must include a justification (<500 characters) of why the abstract is important and why it should be included in the late-breaking session. Preference will be given to material that could not have been submitted as a normal meeting abstract; for example, because the hypothesis is very new, the experiment had not been completed by the earlier deadline, or the technology was not available. Abstract authors will be notified of acceptance by May 29, 2019.
The abstracts (and justifications) will be evaluated by a member of the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting Overall Program Committee. Quality of research methods, importance to the field, and uniqueness and timeliness of the research are essential attributes of a late-breaking abstract. Progress reports of incomplete research or abstracts with incomplete analysis will not be considered. All abstracts are required to conform to the  ADSA Annual Meeting Abstract Quality Standards. The decisions of the Late-Breaking Abstract Committee are final.
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 2019 CONGRESS ON GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION are now included in S-PAC, the largest and most comptehensive on-line collection of animal related conferences available. Subscribers now have access to 646 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.

Housing Options for ADSA 2019

Book your hotel rooms for ADSA 2019 today!
At  ADSA 2019 in Cincinnati, your hotel is only a short stroll away. We have secured five options at the best rates: Hyatt (ADSA HQ), Hilton Netherland Plaza (Interbull HQ), Westin, and Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites (student HQ). All are within three blocks and no more than a six-minute walk from the Duke Energy Convention Center!
Check out the map below to see nearby attractions and then take your pick! There's no wrong choice-they are all great hotels at a really great price. To make sure you don't miss out on one of these convenient downtown locations,  book your room before May 30.
Not registered yet? You can do that today too;  online registration is quick and easy.

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

Early registration discounts end on April 30, 2019

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
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, 2019  5:00 p.m. EDT Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar Series - Overcrowding dairy cattle: Behavior, health and productive consequences. Click here for more information and to register.

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
July 7-12, 2019  37th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference, La Llotja Conference Centre, Lleida, Spain, Click here for more information and registration.

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:

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