Milk samples can be used for FMD surveillance
Building on a previous study, researchers at The Pirbright Institute and the University of Glasgow have demonstrated that milk samples collected in the field can be successfully used to recognize cattle infected with foot and mouth disease (FMD).
Pirbright said the follow-up study was conducted in Tanzania, where the disease is endemic and outbreaks across regions are frequent.

Bovine TB confirmed in Texas dairy, calf-raising operation
Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed bovine tuberculosis (TB) in one dairy located in Sherman County in the Texas Panhandle. As a part of the ongoing epidemiological investigation, TAHC confirmed bovine TB in an associated calf-raising operation in Dallam County, Texas.
The bovine TB-affected facilities are under quarantine or hold and will remain so until they meet all requirements for release through testing and removal of infected animals, TAHC said. The epidemiological investigations of both facilities continues. Dairy, calf-raising and dairy heifer-raising operations in Texas and other states with epidemiological links to the infected herd will continue to be tested to determine the possible origin or potential spread of the disease.

Food & ag sectors contribute $7 trillion to U.S. economy  
More than one-fifth of the nation's economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors with a total economic impact of $7.06 trillion, according to a new nationwide economic impact study. Further, it found that more than one-fourth of American jobs are similarly connected.
This research, available at, was commissioned by a group of 23 food and agriculture organizations. Particularly the report found a total of 45,582,086 million jobs tied to the food and agriculture sectors, with estimated wages of $2.06 trillion. The sector also contributes an estimated $154.4 billion in exports.

ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA joins in call for increased support for USDA ARS
ADSA and FASS joined more than 40 other science advocates from the Friends of ARS in a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture subcommittees urging increased funding for USDA ARS in the FY20 budget. The organizations urged an increase of $84 million or 5 percent to support all four national program areas and $53 million in new funding dedicated to the standup activities of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The letter and other coalition letters that ADSA has joined may be found in the Advocacy section of the ADSA website.

New addition to ADSA's YouTube Channel
The most recent addition to the ADSA YouTube Channel, ADSA News , is "
Careers in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture" that was presented in the GSD webinar series by Dr. Brad Heins from the University of Minnesota.
Through the Channel we serve as a portal for anyone looking for dairy science related videos. We currently include 86 videos in 12 different playlists on our channel. Suggestions of additional material are always welcome and appreciated.

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) will be the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world. As a global forum for professionals, educators, and students, the meeting will attract more than 1,700 dairy foods and production specialists from 51 countries with common but diverse interests in the future of dairy science.
The registration fee includes the Opening Reception, Sunday's late-breaking abstract session, free Wi-Fi in public areas of the convention center, coffee and pastries during morning poster sessions, afternoon ice cream breaks in the exhibit hall, our always-popular ice cream social, and a meeting with really nice people!
New in 2019!
  • An extended meeting: ADSA 2019 has been extended to a full day on Wednesday, with no increase in the registration rate. Be sure to plan your stay through Wednesday, including events on Wednesday night.
  • A Professional and Graduate Student First Timers Orientation and Reception. Relax, meet other first-time attendees, and get the scoop on how to get the most from the meeting from those in the know!
  • By-discipline lunch tables in the Exhibit Hall to help you connect with those with a common research focus.
  • An improved native meeting app (iPhone and Android)
  • Audience microphones in the largest session rooms to improve the quality of all-important discussion.
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 Hilton Netherland Plaza. 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 & Homewood Suites (student HQ), and the Westin Cincinnati. You can book your room online now.
Important ADSA 2019 Annual Meeting Deadlines
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!
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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 
Announcing the 37th DISCOVER Conference
The dairy industry is under economic and societal pressure to increase efficiency while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact and ensuring animal well-being. 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. Join us for the:

37th ADSA Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture:

Natural Bioactives in Dairy Production:
Science, Functions, and the Future

October 28-31, 2019; Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois
(near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport)
Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association®
Conference topics include:
  • Microbial modification
  • Innate immunity
  • Adaptive immunity
  • Redox potential and cellular stress
  • Research methodology and application
Members of the research and academic community, dairy nutrition consultants, feed and pharmaceutical industry leaders, and members of governmental and regulatory agencies are encouraged to participate in this program. Graduate students and early career professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

Early registration deadline: September 30, 2019

Note: registration is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Registration fees increase by $100 after September 30.

To view complete conference information or to register:

For additional program details:

Todd Callaway, University of Georgia (Co-Chair),
Johan Osorio, South Dakota State University (Co-Chair),
Larry R. Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences,
Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences,

Sponsorship Opportunities

Several sponsorship opportunities are available to provide several kinds of additional exposure for your organization. Click here for complete sponsor details.

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

Click here to view the conference program.

As an added bonus, your registration includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).

ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,641 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
March 26-28, 2019  Preventative Controls for Human Foods - Dairy Foods Processing Short Course, Penn State University, University Park, Pa. For more information, visit https://extension.psu. edu/dairy-pc

April 9-10, 2019  Accredited HACCP Workshop, Cornell University, 148 Stocking Hall. For more information, click here.

April 9-11, 2019    Dairy Calf & Heifer Association (DCHA) Annual Conference: "Joining forces. Reaching higher", Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI, For more information click here
April 10, 2019  National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) Summit 2019 - Producing Food with Animals: Sustainability, efficiency, and security in the National Academy of Scient, Washington, DC. Click here to register.

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, 2018   Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference*, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, Click here for additional details
Apr 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
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 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 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

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
1800 South Oak St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820