Perdue announces top sites for ERS, NIFA relocations
On May 3 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA's choices as the finalists from the 
136 Expressions of Interest received from parties in 35 states vying to become the new homes of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The top three are:

Purdue University, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, State of Indiana
KS and MO
Greater Kansas City Region
The Kansas City Area Development Council, The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor
Research Triangle Region
NC Research Triangle, Wake County, Durham County and Research Triangle Park
The full USDA releases may be found by clicking here.
While the administration continues to move forward on their plan, significant concerns about the plan exist in the scientific community and in Congress. APLU identified some of the concerns in  a release on May 3. It should also be noted that no money has yet been allocated for the move and USDA has not provided Congress with the requested economic and financial information to justify the proposed move.
Risks, costs associated with food safety increasing
The financial risks and costs associated with food safety are increasing, and food suppliers will face continued increases in food safety costs over the coming years. Until there is reliable traceability throughout the food supply chain, the advanced technology that enables faster identification of food safety issues is also increasing the likelihood of more broad-based food advisories being issued.
A new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division explains why the stakes are rising for food suppliers in a landscape of continuously evolving food safety challenges, technologies and regulations.

Purdue prepares for new Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Plans are moving forward for the construction of a new Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Purdue University, replacing a majority of the current hospital with larger, state-of-the-art facilities and services, the university recently announced.
The project, pending formal approval from Purdue's Board of Trustees, will cost $108 million. Purdue has committed $35 million, which includes ongoing fundraising by the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the state of Indiana recently approved a $73 million appropriation, the announcement said.

Interactive map advances Animal Disease Traceability program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) launched an interactive website that contains links for livestock producers to obtain premises identification numbers (PINs) and location identifiers (LIDs) within their respective states.

APHIS said federal PINs or state-specific LIDs are unique codes permanently assigned to a physical location. PIN and LID registrations, which are administered by states, allow animal health officials to quickly identify and locate animals in the event of an animal health or food safety emergency. A PIN or LID is required to purchase official animal identification tags, APHIS noted.

ADSA News and Happenings

Reminder of the Call for Late-Breaking Original Research Abstracts
Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm CDT on May 9, 2019
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 nearby Hilton Netherland Plaza, starting on June 22. 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 and Homewood Suites (student HQ), and the Westin Cincinnati. You can 
book your room online now.
We have created a world-class dairy science program for you, in a lively, convenient, easy-to-reach city, so please make your plans now to join us in Cincinnati from June 23 to 26. Don't miss the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world! The  draft scientific program of the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting is now available to help you start planning your conference.
The scientific program is packed with more than 1,100 abstracts, including more than 500 oral and invited presentations, more than 550 poster presentations, and many symposia, platform sessions, and workshops. The many social events on the final schedule will give you time to relax, meet up with friends, and network with current and future collaborators and colleagues.
We plan to have the final scientific program available on May 15.
In case you are worried about seeing everything, we have two features to help you:
  • All symposia will be recorded, although individual presentations may be excluded from the recording if presenter approval is not given.
  • As well as the traditional poster displays, poster presenters are encouraged to upload a PDF of their poster and attendees will be able to view these posters, on the ADSA website.
We have planned two fantastic companion tours while we are in Cincinnati for the  2019 ADSA Annual Meeting.
On Monday we have scheduled the Ultimate Under the Market Tour. On this tour, you will go underground to explore the newly rediscovered Linck Brewery tunnels and the tunnel under the Jackson Brewery. Next, you will visit a the site where Johnny Cash filmed a movie. Then, you will visit the site of one of Cincinnati's most important inclines and learn about Cincinnati's connection to the famed McGuffey Readers. The tour ends inside one of the last remaining structures from the original Christian Moerlein Brewery complex, which has been closed to the public for decades. The tour is mostly a guided-walking tour with some streetcar transportation to and from the Duke Energy Convention Center. Lunch is included with this tour at the end at the Northern Row Brewery.

On Tuesday is the Cinci Top 10 Food and Culture Tour. Discover the 5 mouthwatering dishes that Cincinnati is known for and visit all the must-see sites with a friendly local guide. How do we do it all? We hop aboard the  Cincinnati Streetcar (all-day pass included). When the tour concludes, you have a pass, a streetcar guide, and knowledge of the city, so you can explore on your own with confidence! Since we get an early start, you have the rest of the day to yourself to enjoy, so wear your walking shoes! This tour combines walking (2.5 miles total) and the streetcar to explore the city. The streetcar is accessible and the walk between sites is never more than 3 city blocks. Strollers are welcome. We will sit and dine at one stop, but because of the fast-paced itinerary, the rest of the food is eaten on the go. Like typical city street food, it is simple and handy!

Preregistration for these events is required . Register now-capacity is limited!

Online registration for the 2019 ADSA annual meeting is now open. For those who prefer to register using a paper form, a printable PDF of the registration brochure and registration form is available online as well. Nonmembers may join ADSA now to attend the meeting for only $495.00 (must be a member and register online by 11:59 pm on May 30). Join now and enjoy the great benefits of membership through December 31, 2019!
Important Upcoming ADSA 2019 Annual Meeting Deadlines:
  • Late-Breaking Abstract submission: May 9
  • 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!

The GSD Communications Committee has once again put together a great newsletter!
 In this month's newsletter you will find the following:
  • Meet your 2019-2020 GSD president! - Marie Lawton
  • GSD events at the 2019 ADSA meeting
  • Country Spotlight-Bangladesh
  • Industry Spotlight-David Kirk
  • Student Spotlight-Sena Field
  • Student Spotlight-Brittney Riebel 

  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.
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  
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,646 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

Early registration discounts end on April 30, 2019

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).
Calendar of Events

May 8, 2019  5:00 p.m. EDT Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar Series - Overcrowding dairy cattle: Behavior, health and productive consequences. Click here for more information and to register.
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 17, 2019  2 pm. CDT Dairy Cattle Reproductin Council (DCRD) webinar "Feeding Strategies to Support Health and Fertility During the Transition Period." Jose Eduardo P. Santos, University of Florida. For registratin and more information go to
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 3-6, 2019  2019 Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse. Miner Institute - Chazy, NY. For more information 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
July 7-12, 2019  37th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference, La Llotja Conference Centre, Lleida, Spain, Click here for more information and registration.

Aug 25-27, 2019  70th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP 2019), Ghent, Belgium. For more information and registration, click here.

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 22-24, 2019  2019 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY. For more information, click here.

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
March 11-12, 2020  2020 NE Dairy Producers Conference, Syracuse*, NY. For more information, click here.
April 6-7, 2020  2020 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse NY. For more information, click here.
April 7-9, 2020  DCHA Annual Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. For more information, click here.

Oct. 20-22  2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY. For more information, click here.

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