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Advocates for Science sought
We appreciate the people who have replied to the invitation from the FASS Science Policy Committee (SPC) to join in our advocacy for science. Just a reminder the SPC is looking for animal scientists with an interest in public policy to become volunteer members of the committee. We seek to assure that the members of the committee represent a diversity of species, disciplinary expertise, and food animal products/processing. The SPC meets and communicates primarily by conference call and e-mail. Committee appointments are for three years with an option to renew for a second term. You can learn more about the SPC and its work by visiting
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Dairy industry begins plotting path forward
U.S. dairy industry leaders said the sector continues to focus on the immediate needs of domestic consumers and producers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the discombobulation of the supply chain and resulting demand and consumer behavior changes will need to be analyzed before the industry is able to fully understand how to plot a path forward.
Michigan dairy processing facility still on track
Construction of MWC, a large dairy and cheese processing plant partnership of Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc., is still on track to begin operations this fall, the Lansing State Journal reported.
Martha Kavanagh, a spokesperson for Glanbia, told the news outlet that the project's budget hasn't been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, although she did say "some delays" occurred at the site in the St. Johns, Mich., industrial park. "It's on time and on plan, is what I'm told," Kavanagh said.
Dairy farmers, Pizza Hut celebrate class of 2020 with free pizzas
Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) and checkoff partner Pizza Hut announced that they are joining forces to give away a half-million pizzas to class of 2020 high school graduates.
"We are so excited to partner with Pizza Hut to help high school seniors and their families celebrate this special milestone in their lives," said Marilyn Hershey, a Pennsylvania dairy farmer and chair of DMI, which manages the national dairy checkoff. "This is a shining example of what we accomplish when dairy farmers and importers build relationships with a company such as Pizza Hut through our checkoff."
Dairy Science Digest Podcast featuring content from
Journal of Dairy Science (JDS)
The University of Missouri Extension Dairy Team in collaboration with ADSA's
Journal of Dairy Science, has launched Dairy Science Digest; a new podcast series to share the latest research in dairy science through 25-minute interviews.
The first episode features lead author Casey Havekes, discussing the effects of molasses-based liquid feed supplementation to a high-straw dry cow diet on feed intake, health, and performance of dairy cows across the transition period.
Listen to the first episode.
To ADSA Student Affiliate Division and ADSA Graduate Student Division members graduating in 2020: congratulations from your association, ADSA. We wish you the best and look forward to supporting you throughout your career in dairy science. Remember, to help student members transition to professional status, ADSA offers a 50% discount from full Professional Member dues in the first year following graduation (undergraduate, graduate, and post docs). Contact
email@example.com with any questions about membership.
Are you or your employer looking for the best and the brightest to fill a
job, assistantship, or internship
? The resource you need is
online job resource center created by the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Graduate Student Division, where employer needs and student interests are matched instantly. Your next
employee, graduate student, or intern
could be searching for your open position, so don't delay.
Sign in at
http://careers.adsa.org/ to post job, assistantship, or internship opportunities and gain access to high-quality undergraduate and graduate dairy science students in both dairy foods and dairy production. And did we mention myDairy Career is FREE of CHARGE!
Once you are on the myDairy Career website:
1. Click on "Recruiters" and enter your ADSA member username and password, or create a new account.
2. Edit "Your Profile" to include key company information.
3. Explore "Your Positions" to post your job openings (full-time, part-time, internships, etc.) and view any candidate matches for active positions.
4. View the "Search Candidates" tab to look at all student profiles or search by keywords. Recruiters can even set up email notifications to be alerted when a candidate profile matches your position.
- "Your Profile" information will help candidates find you, so please describe your company adequately.
- "Your Positions" have many options, and by choosing all that apply you can increase the chances of matching with candidates!
- Use the upcoming ADSA Annual Meeting as a great place to connect with potential job candidates.
If you have any questions about myDairy Career, and the potential benefits to you and your company, please feel free to contact the ADSA GSD Career Development Chair, at
For our International Readers
- Have you considered e-Membership?
ADSA e-Membership is available through ADSA Global Partner organizations and to individuals who reside outside of the US and Canada. This electronic membership was designed for those who have an interest in dairy science, but may not have the time or budget to attend ADSA's meetings, or cost-justify full membership in ADSA due to a different area of specialization. The ADSA e-Membership rate is USD 55 (a 50% discount from ADSA professional membership dues), and runs for 365 days from date of sign-up. With their membership an ADSA e-Member receives:
- Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science®
- Access to a treasure trove of Annual Meeting symposia (synchronized recordings from 2003 forward, with more added each year);
- Access to searchable Joint Annual Meeting abstracts for 1998 to 2016, ADSA Annual Meeting abstracts from 1935 to 1997 and from 2017 forward (with more added each year), as well as ADSA divisional meeting abstracts;
- The opportunity to subscribe to S-PAC® (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) at the ADSA member rate.
- Large Dairy Herd Management, 3rd Edition at the member rate
The Transition Period
- From Physiology to Management
October 26-29, 2020
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
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.
Conference Topics include::
* Inflammation and Immune Function
* Management and Feeding
* Monitoring and Analysis
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
NASEM Nutrient Requirements
of Dairy Cows
June 1-4, 2021
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) anticipates the 2021 release the 8th revised edition of the "Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle", the world's most highly cited reference on dairy cattle feeding.
The 40th Discover Conference will focus on the scientific advancements in dairy cattle feeding used in revising the 2001 edition. NASEM subcommittee members will address the substantive changes in the nutrient requirements and the conceptual approaches used to make those changes. They will report on areas with significant knowledge gaps that still prevent more accurate prediction of the nutrient requirements. We will emphasize the interactive spirit of Discover conferences with structured small group discussions woven into the program, including focused discussions with the speakers. The program will bridge from the fundamental science to applied dairy cattle feeding.
Conference Topics Include:
- Feed Intake, Fats, Carbohydrates and Energy
- Proteins and Amino Acids
- Minerals, Vitamins and Water
- Dry Cows, Calves and Replacement Heifers
- Application of the New Requirements
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.
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 has topped 1,713 and now includes 1,709 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.
IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION PLEASE CHECK DIRECTLY WITH CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS ON STATUS OF ANY CONFERENCE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.
May 26 ,2020 at 12:00-2:00 PM EDT Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada 2020 Webinar (1 of 6) - "Exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health," for details and free registration visit
May 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT Session 1 - Dairy Welfare Student Showcase - presentations selected for the DCWC Annual Symposium. Register here.
May 27-28, 2020 The Science of Yogurt (Basic Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here F
or Registration .
DATE CHANGED - AUG. 11-12
May 28, 2020 - 12:00-2:00 PM EDT Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada 2020 Webinar (2 of 6) - "Exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health," for details and free registration, visit www.animalnutritionconference.ca
June 2, 2020 - 12:00-2:00 PM EDT Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada 2020 Webinar (3 of 6) - "Exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health," for details and free registration, visit www.animalnutritionconference.ca
June 3, 2020 at 5 PM EDT Session 2 - Dairy Welfare Student Showcase. presentations selected for the DCWC Annual Symposium.
June 4-7. 2020 POSTPONED The 9th International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine (ICCVM), Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour,
Click here for more information and registration
June 4, 2020 12:00-2 PM EDT Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada 2020 Webinar (4 of 6) - "Exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health," for details and free registration, visit www.animalnutritionconference.ca
June 4, 2020 - 2 PM CDT Dairy Calf and Heifer Assn (DCHA) webinar on fly control. Click here for registration and more information.
June 8-10, 2020 Food Microbiology Lab Practices, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 2021.
June 9, 2020 12:00-2 PM EDT Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada 2020 Webinar (5 of 6) - "Exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health," for details and free registration, visit www.animalnutritionconference.ca
June 10-11, 2020 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here f
or more information. -
WILL NOW BE A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
June 16-18, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Food, East Aurora, NY, Click here F
NOW VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION
June 21-24, 2020 2020 ADSA® Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, For registration and more information click here
CANCELED - NOW TO BE VIRTUAL
June 28-30, 2020 121st CCOA Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, For more information visit www.ccoadairy.org
July 14-16, 2020 High Temperature Short Time Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
July 20-23, 2020 Certified Milk Inspectors School, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
July 26 - 28, 2020 ADPI/ABI Joint Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Downtown, Chicago, IL. For complete event information and registration, click here (https://www.eventsquid.com/event/8724)
Aug 4-5, 2020 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference, Embassy Suites DFW North-Outdoor World, Grapevine, TX. Click here for more information and registration.
Aug 11-12, 2020 The Science of Yogurt (Basic Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 17-18, 2020 Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 19-20, 2020 Implementing SQF Systems, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 21, 2020 SQF Quality Systems, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 26-27, 2020 Dairy Science and Sanitation, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration.
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 1-2, 2020 Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registraction.
Sept 1-3, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Food, Brooklyn, NY, Click here for Registration
Sept 3-4, 2020 Leadership Skills for Success, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration.
Sept 15-17, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Foods - Dairy Foods Processing, Penn State University, Room 252, Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA. For registration and more information click here.
Sept 22-24, 2020 Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University Park Campus, For information and registration visit : https://agsci.psu.edu/cultured-dairy
Sept 29-30, 2020 Membrane Filtration, Drying, and Evaporation, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Sept 29-Oct 3, 2020 World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI, For more information click here.
October 11 - 13, 2020 22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Resort Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, visit www.adpi.org
Oct 13-15, 2020 High Temperature Short Time Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 13-15, 2020 17th International Annual Symposium on Milk Science and Health University of California Davis, Davis CA. Click here for details
Oct 20, 2020 Vat Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 20 - 22, 2020 2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
Oct 21-22, 2020 The Science of Cheese (Basic Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 26-29, 2020 39th ADSA Discover Conference -The Transition Period - From Physiology to Management, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, for registration and nore information click here
Oct 27-28, 2020 The Science of Cheese (Advanced Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 27-29, 2020 Pasteurizer Operations Workshop, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, Click here for more information
Nov. 1-4, 2020 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals, St. Louis, MO, Details to come
Nov 9-12, 2020 7:45 AM-3:00 PM The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, PSU, University Park, PA. Click here for registration and more information.
Nov 10-11, 2020 Pathogen Environmental Monitoring, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Nov. 11-12, 2020. Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
Dec 1-2, 2020 Introduction to Artisan Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts *NEW DATES*, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration
Dec 8-10, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Food, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
June 1-4, 2021 40th ADSA Discover Conference - 2021 Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cows, Eaglewood Resort & Spa. For Registration and more information, click here.
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.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition & Food Production
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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