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On April 25, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), with participation from the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), will hold a public webinar about genome editing in animals, an innovative and rapidly evolving technology that offers significant public health benefits. This webinar is rescheduled from the original date of December 3, 2018.
While the webinar is open to the public, the content will be focused on information for those using genome editing to develop animals with genomic alterations. In the future, CVM intends to provide opportunities for other stakeholders, such as animal producers and farmers, who may be interested in raising genome-edited animals. Continue reading.
Cornell model helps reduce nitrogen losses from dairy farms
While the Chesapeake Bay may lie about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's "Southern Tier" region, a recent research study shows how new updates and improvements to a dairy nutrition model developed at Cornell University may help reduce nutrient pollution in the bay and other waterways.
The Cornell Net Carbohydrate & Protein System (CNCPS) nutrition model helps dairy farmers determine what to feed dairy cows to make milk production more efficient and environmentally friendly. While less nitrogen makes its way into the manure and subsequent rain runoff flowing into the bay, farmers also might save money, according to the research published in the journal Applied Animal Science, formerly known as The Professional Animal Scientist.
China's Yili buying New Zealand's second-biggest dairy producer
China's largest dairy company, Yili Group, recently signed a conditional agreement with Westland Milk, New Zealand's second-biggest dairy producer, to purchase 100% of shares held in Westland Milk from the company's shareholders and take over its operations.
Zhang Jianqiu, executive president of Yili Group, said the offer would immediately return cash to farmer shareholders and added that the price the company paid was competitive.
USDA offers enhanced dairy margin options
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that dairy producers who elected to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Program (LGM-Dairy) now have the opportunity to participate in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage. Signup will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019.
Producers enrolled in 2018 LGM-Dairy, administered by USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA), previously were determined by the 2014 farm bill to be ineligible for coverage under MPP-Dairy, a safety net program available through USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA).
ADSA Joins in call for increased support for USDA AFRI
ADSA and FASS joined 60 other science advocates from the Supporters of Ag Research (SoAR) in a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees thanking them for their past support of agricultural research and requesting $445 million in the FY 2020 budget for the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). They noted that this competitive grant program funds science that will help the U.S. build thriving farms and a healthier nation. The letter and other coalition letters that ADSA has joined may be found in the
Advocacy section of the ADSA website
We are pleased to announce that proceeding of the 2019 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Conference have recently been added to S-PAC. Subscribers now have access to 642 proceedings from 61 of the top dairy and animal related conference in the world. Check out the full list of conferences at https://spac.adsa.org/. 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.
JOIN US FOR THE 2019 ADSA ANNUAL MEETING
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.
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!
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).
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.
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 1,643 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.
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.
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
April 23-25, 2019 HTST/UHT Pasteurizer School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information visit http://bit.ly/042019HTST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
May 5-7, 2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL. "Where the dairy industry does business," for registration and more information, https://www.eventsquid.com/event/5577
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,
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..
June 12-13, 2019 4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for conference information
June 23-26, 2019 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Click here for additional details
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 http://agsci.psu.edu/pow
Nov. 5-6, 2019 Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
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.
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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.
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
(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
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