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News
Dean Foods receives final court approval for $850m in financing
Dean Foods Co. recently announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas has entered a final order granting the company authority to access the full amount of its $850 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing. The company had previously received interim approval from the court to access up to $475 million of the DIP financing.
USDA's AMS advances ag marketing efforts  
In 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) supported both new and established industries through its efforts to create national standards for agricultural products and to improve tools and resources for customers.
Funding secured for CVM ingredient approvals
Included in legislation to fund the government for the remainder of the 2020 fiscal year is an important provision to increase funding for animal food ingredient approvals, a major policy priority for the Animal Feed Industry Assn. (AFIA).

ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA Members - It's Not Too Late To Renew

In the rush of the Holiday Season did you forget to renew your ADSA membership? If you did don't worry, you can still go to   https://secure.fass.org/index.asp and renew right now. This will maintain all of your ADSA Member Benefits for the coming year including:
Visit the Member Benefit page for more information on the benefits. If you are not already a member, now is a great time to join so you have access to all of the benefits through 2020. Just go to www.adsa.org and become a member today. Remember ADSA Professional dues are only $110 per year. They have not increased since 2000 and are the lowest professional dues of all animal science societies. Click here to renew or join.  

Thanks to the hard work of the ADSA members who submitted proposals, the program committee chairs, and the chairs of the special and invited symposia and workshops, the Overall Program Committee is pleased to present the  2020 Annual Meeting symposia and workshop schedule. Please note that the schedule is still subject to change.
Continuing in 2020, we are extending the meeting through Wednesday evening!  We have some top-notch sessions planned through the end of Wednesday, so please plan now to stay for Wednesday afternoon sessions and other additional Wednesday programming!
The  2020 ADSA Annual Meeting program page  includes the starting lineup of symposia and workshops for each day, along with descriptions of each. Additional information, such as speakers and talk titles, is being finalized. We will update this page regularly with additions and confirmed speakers, so please check back often.
This meeting is packed with dairy science from Sunday through Wednesday, and we hope you can be there for all of it!
We have several amazing hotels selected in West Palm Beach. The housing site for you to book your reservations will open shortly, and registration will open in early February 2020. Abstract submissions are being accepted  online now. If you want to host an event in West Palm Beach, please let us know by using the online form.
We look forward to your participation in the most comprehensive global dairy science meeting in the world, June 21 through 24, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Please be sure to visit the  2020 Annual Meeting website for updates and help spread the word about this landmark meeting.
Visit https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/2020-Annual-Meeting and make your plans now. We look forward to seeing you in West Palm Beach at ADSA2020!

Here's your opportunity to nominate one of your colleagues for an ADSA award! Others, including the nominee, are able to assist you in assembling the nomination materials.
The ADSA awards program will be administered online. Submit your nominations at  http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp. Initial nominations (part 1 of the nomination process) are due January 6, 2020.
If you nominated someone last year and you wish to re-nominate them, you may log in to your account and easily resubmit the information with any necessary modifications.
Communication with nominators and nominees will be via email. Accurate email addresses are necessary. Nominators will be notified by email after initial verification of the nominee is completed in January 2020 so that the biographical and supporting materials (part 2 of the process) can be submitted by the second deadline of February 17, 2020.
If you need any assistance, please contact Morgan Montgomery (phone: 217-356-5146, ext. 156; email:  morganm@assochq.org).
Thank you for your continued support of the ADSA awards program.
 
Nominate your colleague today for the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award! The deadline to nominate colleagues for the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award is approaching. The award is designed to stimulate, acknowledge, and reward pioneering and innovative research relevant to the nutrition of animals that benefits humankind and the nutritional value of foods from animals. The award will be presented at the meeting of choice of the award winner (during the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, American Society of Animal Science, or Poultry Science Association) in the summer of 2020.
Procedures: Nominations should be submitted on the  FASS Awards website.
Deadline: All nominations must be submitted on the website no later than April 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Instructions: Guidelines for the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award are posted  here. Nominators are encouraged to review the instructions carefully and to follow these guidelines strictly to avoid rejection of the nomination.
Eligibility:
  • Nominee must have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to nutrition research concerning animals that benefits humankind or the nutritional value of food from animals.
  • Nominee must have published results of original research.
  • Nominee must have been a member of ADSA, ASAS, or PSA for at least five consecutive years and currently be a member of such society and in good standing.
  • No individual shall receive the award more than once. Preferably, the award shall be presented to one individual but may be bestowed to coworkers if deemed advisable by the American Feed Industry Association award committee.
If you require any assistance during this submission process, please contact Cara Tharp, FASS awards coordinator, at 1800 South Oak Street, Suite 100, Champaign, Illinois 61820,  carat@assochq.org, 217-356-2426.
 
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2020 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 jeremyh@assochq.org .
Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 270+ 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, 2020, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 21 to 24, 2020 in West Palm Beach, FL. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
 

Automation in the Dairy Industry
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itacsa, IL
May 11-13, 2020
The 38th Discover Conference will have an abbreviated format from Monday noon to Wednesday noon. The program will bring together researchers, industry partners, producers, and government to discuss current and future technologies and best management practices for success.
Conference Topics Under Consideration
* Overview of Automation on Dairy Farms
* Robotic / Automated Milking
* Automated Feeding Systems
* The Future of Automation
Click here to register. The cost of registration postmarked by April 11, 2020 is $375 for ADSA-ARPAS members and $425 for non-members. This includes all sessions and most meals. After April 11, the registration fee will be $475 member/$525 non-member. Registration will be accepted on an availability basis.
As an added bonus, your registration for all Discover Conferences includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).
 

The Transition Period - From Physiology to Management
October 26-29, 2020
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
The 39th ADSA Discover Conference will focus on scientific advancements made in the last 10 years and feature discussion of unanswered questions and controversies about the transition period. Small group discussions will be woven into the program, including focused discussions with the speakers. The program will bridge from the fundamental science to its application.
Potential Conference Topics include:
  • Metabolism of cows in the transition period
  • Feed intake regulation; energy balance
  • Nutritional strategies including methyl donor supplementation
  • Calcium metabolism and nutrition; assessing and preventing hypocalcemia
  • Feeding fresh cows
  • Applying animal behavior science to transition period management and grouping
  • Impacts and mitigation of heat stress
  • Understanding and regulating periparturient immune function and inflammation
  • Monitoring systems and technologies
Registration postmarked by September 28, 2020 is $375 for ADSAARPAS members and $425 for non-members, which includes sessions and most meals. After September 28, the registration fee will be $475 member/$525 non-member. Registration will be accepted on an availability basis. Your registration includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC). For details visit https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/39th-Discover-Conference

 
LDHM is available by the Section
The Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed.) book can now be purchased either as a complete book or 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: https://www.adsa.org/Publications/Large-Dairy-Herd-Management   
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
Get your copy today! It is available for  purchase  at student and professional (member and nonmember) rates exclusively from ADSA at http://ldhm.adsa.org/purchase .
 
 
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?

Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,658 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

Calendar of Events
Jan-Mar 19, 2020  Certificate in Dairy Processing, CDR-UW Madison. For more information, visit https://cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/cdp_1_20
Jan 13-14, 2019   2020 Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho. Click here for more information. 

Jan 28-31,2020  59th NMC Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. For registration and more information, visit http://bit.ly/NMC2020farmtour
Feb 3-5, 2020   31st Annual Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium, Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel, Gainesville, FL. For more information and registration click here.

Feb 4-5 and Feb 25-26, 2020   Supercharge Your Food Business for Financial Success, CDR-UW Madison. For more information, visit https://www.shortcourses/boot_camp_20
Feb 5, 2020  Foster Our Future 2020, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. For registration and more information, click here.

Feb 5-7, 2020   Southwest Nutrition Conference, Chandler, AZ, for registration and more information, click here.
Feb 18-20, 2020  Wisconsin Process Cheese Seminar, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit https://cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/process_cheese_20
Mar 9-13, 2020  Cheese Tech Short Course, CDR-UW Madison. For more information, visit https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/cheese_tech_spring_20
Mar 10-13, 2020   The 38th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, Cambridge Hotel, Red Deer, Alberta. For registration and more information, click here .
Mar 11 - 12, 2020    2020 NE Dairy Producers Conference, Syracuse*, NY, For more information click here
Mar 17-19, 2020  22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Resort Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, visit www.adpi.org
Apr 6 - 7, 2020   2020 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
Apr 7-9, 2020  DCHA Annual Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, For more information click here.
April 27-May 1, 2020  World of Cheese from Pasture to Plate, CDR-UW Madison. For more information, visit https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/woc_20
May 6, 2020  Food Safety Workshop (HACCP), CDR-UW Madison. For more information, visit https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/food_safety_20
May 11-13, 2020   The 38th Discover Conference - Automation in the Dairy Industry, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itacsa, IL. Click here for registration and more information. 
June 2-4, 2020  Cheese Grading Short Course, CDR-UW Madison. For more information, visit https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourse/cheese_grading_06_20
June 4-7, 2020  The 9th International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine (ICCVM), Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, click here for more information and registration. 

June 10-11, 2020  Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for more information.

June 16-17, 2020  Buttermakers Short Course, CDR-UW Madison. For more information, visit https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/buttermakers_19
June 21-24, 2020  2020 ADSA Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, click here.

June 22-26, 2020  Buttermakers Apprenticeship Workshop, CDR_UW Madison. For more information, visit https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/buttermakers_apprenticeship_19
June 28-30, 2020  121st CCOA Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.ccoadairy.org
Aug 31-Sept 4, 2020  71st Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), Porto, Portugal. For registration and more information, click here.

Sept 29-Oct 2, 2020   World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, For more information, click here
Oct 20 - 22, 2020    2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
Oct 26-29, 2020  39th ADSA Discover Conference - The Transition Period - From Physiology to Management, Eaglewood Resort & Spa. For registration and more information, click here.

Nov 1-4, 2020   Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals, St. Louis, MO, Details to come.

Nov. 11-12, 2020.    Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
Aug 30-Sept 3, 2021   72nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). Davos, Switzerland. For registration and more information, click here.
*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.
ANDHIL LLC
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Diamond V
Elanco
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Pioneer
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Zinpro
Zoetis
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: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp

American Dairy Science Association
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Email: ADSA@assochq.org