New technique may better detect flavor compounds of cheese
The taste of fermented foods such as cheese, yogurt, beer, yeast dough or soy sauce is very popular with consumers worldwide.

In addition to volatile aroma compounds, non-volatile substances also significantly contribute to fermented foods' characteristic taste profile. Above all, these include fragments of long protein molecules that are produced, for example, during microbial or enzymatic conversion (fermentation) of milk or grain protein, according to an announcement from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany.

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FDA approves first drug for ammonia gas reduction from manure
Beef producers may soon have a new tool to reduce ammonia gas emissions from feedlot waste after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced Nov. 6 the approval of Experior (lubabegron Type A medicated article), a beta-adrenergic agonist/antagonist drug that, when fed to beef cattle under specific conditions, results in less ammonia gas released as a byproduct of their waste.

FDA said this approval is the first time the agency has approved a drug that reduces gas emissions from an animal or its waste.
What does 2018 election mean for ag?
The hope is always for bipartisanship on Capitol Hill after this week's midterm elections solidified a split Congress, with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans maintaining power in the Senate. The question remains if there's an appetite for bipartisanship or whether more gridlock is on the menu.

"We have a window of time we could accomplish things by the end of 2019, and then you are in campaign mode, and the odds for getting things done become less and less as lawmakers focus more on controlling the White House," Roger Bernard, senior policy analyst for Informa Economics, said.

ADSA News and Happenings
GSD Webinar Series:
Transitioning from Undergraduate to Graduate Education

Are you an undergraduate student interested in continuing your dairy science education with a graduate degree? Please join us on Wednesday, November 14, at 4:00 pm CST for the next installment of the ADSA Graduate Student Division webinar series, as we answer your questions about the transition from undergraduate to graduate education. Interact virtually with a panel of current dairy science graduate students as they discuss how to search for ideal graduate programs, inquire with primary advisors, apply to the graduate program, and prepare for the next steps of your career. This webinar is open to all ADSA members. The webinar will include a 40-minute presentation followed by a live question-and-answer session. The webinar will be recorded and archived for future use.
Making the Transition: Undergraduate to Graduate Education
Wednesday, November 14, at 4:00 pm CST Click here to register.
ADSA asks: Did You Know about S-PAC?
While we have  S-PAC® (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) subscribers in nearly 40 countries and all attendees of the ADSA annual meeting, the Discover and many other Conferences are provided with S-PAC information, we've found that that some ADSA members may still not be aware of one of the significant benefits of ADSA membership, the opportunity to utilize S-PAC.
Included in your membership dues is access through S-PAC to searchable Joint Annual Meeting abstracts for 1998-2016, ADSA annual meeting abstracts from 2017 and past ADSA meetings from 1935-1997, as well as ADSA divisional meeting abstracts
and  Members have the opportunity to subscribe to S-PAC at the deeply discounted ADSA member rate. Subscriptions run for 365 days from date of sign-up.
Professionals $75; Undergrads $5 and Grads $10
ADSA member rates are extended to ASAS, PSA and ARPAS members as well as members of other organizations and conferences who share their proceedings through S-PAC.
Corporate sustaining member and academic library subscriptions are also available, as S-PAC brings current real world science and its application into the classroom and the office.
S-PAC is the most comprehensive collection of domestic and international animal production and management conference proceedings in the world. It includes animal health, dairy foods and grazing conference proceedings as well. 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. As of October, 2018, 61 conferences have contributed 636 sets of proceedings, with new conferences and proceedings added frequently. 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 for details.
Thank you for being a member of ADSA! If you are not yet a member, now is a great time to join and begin gaining the benefits of membership. Click here to join. .

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 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 
In response to member feedback, we are extending the meeting through Wednesday evening. Plan now to stay for Wednesday afternoon sessions and Wednesday evening social events!
The 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting program page has been updated to include the starting lineup of symposia and workshops, by day, along with descriptions of each, confirmed speakers as of today, and presentation titles (if available). Additional symposia are being finalized. We will update this page regularly with additions and confirmed speakers, so please check back often.
Please note that in addition to the six preconference symposia and workshops on Sunday, late-breaking abstracts will be presented on Sunday afternoon. This meeting is packed with dairy science from Sunday through Wednesday and we hope you can be there for all of it!
The housing site will open in November 2018, and registration will open in early February 2019. Abstract submissions are being accepted online now, and if you want to host an event in Cincinnati, please let us know by using the online form.
We look forward to your participation in the most comprehensive global dairy science meeting in the world, June 23 through 26, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Please be sure to visit the 2019 Annual Meeting website frequently for updates and help spread the word about this landmark meeting.
Here is what some of the 2018 Annual Meeting attendees had to say about the meeting:
"If you want to know what is coming down the road in dairy science, this is the place to be. The meeting is a great networking opportunity and an excellent mechanism to maintain and strengthen professional ties with dairy colleagues. This is a 'must do' for any dairy professional."
"As a graduate student, it was really exciting to see the great research going on around the world. It really does open your eyes to the amazing possibilities of dairy science."
"Most of my collaborations, and even job opportunities, have started in the ADSA meeting. I appreciate the community, updates, and interaction at this meeting."
Make your plans now to join us for the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world. Registration will open in February. Visit the meeting website for more information and updates.
Thank you and we hope to see you in Cincinnati!  

Make plans to join us for the 36th DISCOVER Conference
It is wise to plan ahead, so mark your calendars now the 36th ADSA Discover Conference - Lipids in Dairy Nutrition: From Feed to Milk Fat that will be held May 28-31, 2019 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL.

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. 

Tentative Topics/Themes include
  * Feed Lipid Supply
  * Managing Fatty Acid in the Rumen
  * Fatty Acid Digestibility
  * Biological Effects of Fatty Acids
  * Milk Fat: Processing and Product Quality    

Who Should Attend? Domestic and international members of the research and academic community, leading consultants and extension specialists, industry leaders  involved in supplying fat supplements to the dairy industry, and members of governmental and regulatory agencies are encouraged to participate in this interactive program. Graduate students and early career professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration and meeting details are available by clicking here

ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,633 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
Nov 12-15, 2018           The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Penn State's Department of Food Science, University Park, PA. For more information and to register, visit  or call 814-865-8301.

Nov 13-15, 2018     15th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Sacramento, CA, For more information click here
Nov 14-16, 2018  Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting. The Westin - Indianapolis, IN. For more information, click here.

Dec 3-4, 2018   Food Safety Plan Development, Location TBD, Click here for Registration
Dec 4-6, 2018    Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food, Cornell University, Click here for Registration
Dec 5-7, 2018    Ice Cream, Babcock Hall, UW-Madison, For more information visit
Dec 6, 2018   ADPI Webinar - Dairy Oligosaccharides - Types, Amounts and Market Potential. For more information, click here.

Dec 11-12, 2018     Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Animal Food, Cornell University, Click here for Registration
Dec 11-13, 2018  Making Consistent, Quality Cheese with Membrane Concentrated Milk, Babcock Hall, UW-Madison. For more information, visit
Jan 14-15, 2019   Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, Boise, ID. For more information, click here.

Jan 28-April 24, 2019   Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, click here.

Feb 6-8, 2019      Southwest Nutrition Conference *, Chandler, AZ, For more information click here
Feb 5, 2019  Foster Our Future - Cultivate, Discover, Grow - A Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) event with ADSA as one of the sponsors. Click here for more information.

Feb 26-28, 2019   Western Dairy Management Conference, Peppermill Resort and Casino, Reno, Nev. For more information, click here. 

Feb 26-28, 2019   ADPI 21st Dairy Ingredients Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For registration and more information, click here

March 5-7, 2019  Food Packaging Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA. For more information, click here.

April 9-11, 2019   Dairy Calf & Heifer Assn. (DCHA) Annual Conference. "Joining forces. Reaching higher.", Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI. For more information, click here.

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, 2019   Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference*, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN,
Click here for additional details
May 4-July 27, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, 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..
June 12-13, 2019   4 State Dairy Nutrition & 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

Sept 6-Nov 29, 2019   Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, click here.

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.

*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
DuPont Pioneer
Elanco Animal Health
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Masters Choice
Nutriad, Inc.
Papillon Agricultural Company
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