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Johne's study to explore interaction of bacteria with gut cells
The ways in which bacteria cause Johne's disease in cows worldwide will be the focus of a new study conducted at The Roslin Institute and Moredun Research Institute in the U.K. that will also examine the bacterial genes that play a role in the disease.

The £1 million study, funded by the U.K. government's Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, will inform the design of strategies to control and treat these infections, the announcement from the Roslin Institute said.

Gen Z, Millennial consumers naturally favor organic
The prevailing demographic of organic consumers skews in two directions, Packaged Facts revealed in the new market research study "Eating Trends: Generational Food." The most obvious are upscale consumers, which includes higher educational attainment and household income, while the less obvious are younger adult consumers of the Gen Z (ages 18-24) and Millennial (ages 25-39) generations.

Claw disease in cows found to be primarily genetic
The occurrence of interdigital hyperplasia in cattle has mostly been attributed to poor hygiene conditions in the barn, but researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Georg August University Göttingen in Germany have now shown that the disease is primarily genetic.

The team, led by professor Hermann Swalve, found a farm where the disease occurred frequently and was able to identify the gene responsible. As a result, the disease may now be contained through selective breeding, an announcement from MLU said.

ADSA News and Happenings
  ADSA Members - It's Not Too Late To Renew
ADSA® asks: Did You Know ADSA Has a "You Tube" Channel?
One of the ways that ADSA is sharing information with the public and members is through our You Tube Channel
"ADSANews". It includes a combination of original videos provided by the Graduate Student Division and others shared by members. We provide a portal where information is available about dairy departments and clubs, the JAM and other dairy topics. We currently have 90 videos included in fourteen "Playlists". Our current "Playlists" are:
  • Dairy Clubs
  • Dairy Departments
  • Dairy Foods
  • Dairy Management
  • Discover Conferences
  • JAM 2013
  • Milk Quality
  • Antibiotic Use
  • GSD Dairy Tales
  • GDS Three-minute Thesis
  • GSD Pioneers in Dairy Science
  • GDS Webinar series
  • 2017 Annual Meeting
  • 2019 Annual Meeting
Thanks to all who have shared their videos with us. If you have others you would like to have included, please contact Ken Olson Ph.D., PAS keolson@prodigy.net
Put your membership to work and expand your personal network through the varied opportunities ADSA provides.   Not a member, or haven't yet renewed for 2020? Click here, complete the form and gain all the benefits of membership. 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 right now..

  S-PAC Grows Again
S-PAC, the most comprehensive collection of domestic and international animal production and management conference proceedings in the world has grown again. New proceedings from the US Animal Health Association, Florida Dairy Production Conference and the Cornell Nutrition Conference have recently been added to the database. This unique, completely user searchable collection of conference proceedings and presentations is a must-have resource for animal scientists, veterinarians, academicians, consultants and members of industry around the world. It is a great teaching resource as well since it includes current real-world application of science. It now includes 663 sets of proceedings, from 61 conferences. Discounted member pricing for S-PAC is one of the many benefits of ADSA membership. The value of S-PAC increases every time a conference and a set of proceedings is added. If one can't attend the multitude of conferences that S-PAC covers, S-PAC is the next best thing to being there! Not sure yet, then try S-PAC risk free with our "5 days for $5 offer." Visit http://spac.adsa.org for details.
 
 
2020 ADSA Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts
The abstract submission site for the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting is now open! Visit  https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/2020-Annual-Meeting/Abstracts to submit your abstract. Submission instructions, quality standards, answers to frequently asked questions, and student competition guidelines are available on the page. There is no abstract submission fee.
Again in 2020-Platform Sessions . In a platform session, an invited speaker leads off a themed or topical oral session with a 30- or 45-minute talk, which is then followed by submitted abstract talks. This oral session type can result in higher levels of engagement of oral session submitters/presenters, while disseminating the most current research. Platform sessions provide a third oral session option, somewhere between a symposium and a general oral session. When submitting your abstract(s), be sure to look for platform sessions that may incorporate your research.
The deadline for abstract submission is February 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm (CST).
The  2020 ADSA Annual Meeting website will be updated frequently with the latest meeting information, so bookmark the site and visit often. Housing will open in November 2019, and meeting registration will be available in early February 2020.
The 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting scientific program will feature 1,200 oral and poster presentations from around the globe. Make sure yours is included, as 1,900 scientists from 50 countries meet in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida. Benefit from symposia, workshops, and preconference events presented by the world's leading animal and dairy scientists. Topics include dairy food science, dairy production, animal health and well-being, animal and human nutrition, food safety, and production and management. As always, the success of the ADSA Annual Meeting begins with the quality of the science presented-we look forward to your contributions to this global gathering of animal and dairy scientists.
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.
 
ADSA is requesting candidate nominations for the national ADSA board.
The quality of our board leadership is essential to the well-being of our organization, so please consider carefully the qualifications and interests of prospective board members. Every member has the opportunity and responsibility to select board members for the association. You are urged to submit nominations for the following:
  • vice president from the dairy foods division (one-year term followed by service as president for the 2021 to 2022 term, then past president, then past-past president);
  • one director from the dairy foods division to serve for three years-2020 to 2023; and
  • one director from the production division to serve for three years-2020 to 2023.
Nominations are due by February 7, 2020.
The following information is required for nomination:
ADSA office you are nominating the candidate for:
Candidate name:
Company or organization:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone:
Email:
If this is not a self-nomination, please first confirm that the candidate is willing to serve.
Please email your nomination to Morgan Montgomery at  morganm@assochq.orgindicating in the subject line 2020 election and the division name for your nomination. If necessary, you may also mail nominations to
Officer Nominations
American Dairy Science Association
1800 S. Oak Street, Ste. 100
Champaign, IL 61820
Thank you for your participation in the ADSA board nomination process!
 
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 1,660 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 https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12059336/profile
Calendar of Events
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 3-4, 2020  High Plains Dairy Conference, Amarillo, TX. For registration and more information, click here.

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 20-22, 2020  Tri-State Dairy Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Ft. Wayne, IN. For registration and 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
1800 South Oak St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820
Email: ADSA@assochq.org