U.S., China reach truce on tariff increase
On Friday afternoon, it was announced that the U.S. and China had reached a partial agreement in the trade war between the two countries. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the 25 to 30% hike set to go into effect on Oct. 15 will not be implemented as the U.S. and China finalize this part of the trade deal. The meeting follows two days of talks between high-level trade negotiators.

Oklahoma State unit returns to College of Veterinary Medicine
In 2004, the veterinary medicine program at Oklahoma State University became known as the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, the only such institution whose name did not contain "veterinary college" or "veterinary school" of the other veterinary colleges in the U.S. and most international colleges of veterinary medicine.
Chobani teams with AFT to offer farmers micro-grants
Building upon the company's dairy industry initiative Milk Matters, Chobani is launching its second limited-edition charity flavor, called Farmer Batch, which is made in partnership with American Farmland Trust (AFT), a nonprofit dedicated to saving the land that sustains the population by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land.

Dean Foods departing IDFA over labeling issue
Dean Foods announced this week that it is pulling its membership from the International Dairy Foods Assn. (IDFA), citing the organization's inability to take a strong stance on accurate dairy labeling.
Congress should compel FDA to enforce butter law, says ABI
Noting that the Butter Act of 1923 gives the Food & Drug Administration no leeway in enforcing a congressional statute that defines butter as a dairy product, the American Butter Institute sent letters to the chairmen and ranking members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee urging them to compel FDA to enforce federal law against plant-based imposters that illegally misuse the term "butter" as a marketing trick.
ADSA News and Happenings
Reports from the 2018 EAAP Novus award winners
Russell Pate,
PhD Candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
As winner of the 2018 ADSA PhD Oral Competition in Knoxville, TN, I had the opportunity to travel to Ghent, Belgium this past August to present at the 2019 EAAP meeting. This trip was possible thanks to a joint venture between Novus International, ADSA, and EAAP. While at the EAAP meeting, I was able to present a portion of my PhD research entitled, "Mitigation strategies improve performance and reduce inflammation in aflatoxin challenged dairy cows". I was happy to receive some great questions and comments from other conference attendees. Additionally, I was very interested in the other presentations that I listened to while at EAAP. I especially enjoyed hearing about different problems that researchers face in other parts of the world, and learning about their solutions to these problems.
Not only did I attend the EAAP conference, but I also had the opportunity to experience the great city of Ghent. One of my favorite experiences was touring the Gravensteen Castle and learning about its fascinating history. As you can see in the picture it was quite the site! Also, I had the opportunity to experience some of the local cuisine. I pint of Duvel or Chimay Tripel! Additionally, I was able to make a quick trip to the neighboring city thoroughly enjoyed my dinners of moules frites, waterzooi, and stoverij, and especially getting to wash them down with a of Bruges to see the outstanding architecture and river ways that the city has to offer.
Thank you to Novus International for the funding of an amazing trip to Belgium! Additionally, thank you to ADSA and EAAP for providing the opportunity to present my research and learn about others research at very stimulating conferences!
Ruth Davis Department of Livestock Innovation, The Danish Agricultural Research Centre.
As a winner of the Young Train Session at the EAAP, 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, I received a travel grant from NOVUS international. This gave me the unique opportunity to attend the ADSA, 2019 meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio and present my work. Right outside the venue for the ADSA meeting there was a big picture of a flying pig, stating " Dream big & fly high" . I think that this in some ways describes my experience at the ADSA meeting. It was a big dream to present my work at the ADSA and after the presentation it felt like I could fly high.
Visiting the ADSA meeting was a great experience, and it was very interesting to see which hot topics were on the program in the United states. I learnt a lot and have taken some new perspectives back to Denmark. Besides from the very interesting scientific program, I met many new, interesting and welcoming people. Several new connections have been made, and hopefully I will get the opportunity to visit again.
I would like to extend my appreciation to NOVUS international for funding this trip and enabling me to have this great experience. I would also like to thank EAAP and ADSA for allowing me to share my work.
We are pleased to announce the recent additions of the Proceedings of 2019 Western Canadian Dairy Seminar to S-PAC. Subscribers now have access to 651 proceedings from 61 of the top animal and dairy foods related conferences in the world that are included in this unique database. All proceeding are user searchable in a single pass, providing rapid 24/7 access to the information you need. Visit to see a complete list of conferences and learn more about the database. Discounted annual subscription prices for S-PAC are also one of the many benefits of ADSA membership.

Abstract submission site for 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting now open! Visit to submit your abstract. Submission instructions, quality standards, answers to frequently asked questions, and student competition guidelines are available on the page. There is no abstract submission fee.
Again in 2020-Platform Sessions. In a platform session, an invited speaker leads off a themed or topical oral session with a 30- or 45-minute talk, which is then followed by submitted abstract talks. This oral session type can result in higher levels of engagement of oral session submitters/presenters, while disseminating the most current research. Platform sessions provide a third oral session option, somewhere between a symposium and a general oral session. When submitting your abstract(s), be sure to look for platform sessions that may incorporate your research.
The deadline for abstract submission is February 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm (CST).
The  2020 ADSA Annual Meeting website will be updated frequently with the latest meeting information, so bookmark the site and visit often. Housing will open in November 2019, and meeting registration will be available in early February 2020.
The 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting scientific program will feature 1,200 oral and poster presentations from around the globe. Make sure yours is included, as 1,900 scientists from 50 countries meet in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida. Benefit from symposia, workshops, and preconference events presented by the world's leading animal and dairy scientists. Topics include dairy food science, dairy production, animal health and well-being, animal and human nutrition, food safety, and production and management. As always, the success of the ADSA Annual Meeting begins with the quality of the science presented-we look forward to your contributions to this global gathering of animal and dairy scientists.
Visit and make your plans now. We look forward to seeing you in West Palm Beach at ADSA2020!
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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 270+ 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, 2020, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 21 to 24, 2020 in West Palm Beach, FL. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.

The 37th ADSA Discover Conference, Natural Bioactives in Dairy Production: Science, Functions and the Future. The conference will be held October 28-31, 2019 at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL.
The dairy industry is under economic and societal pressure to increase efficiency while simultaneously reducing 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.
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. A limited number of discounted graduate student registrations remain.
To view complete conference information or to register go to:
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. As an added benefit your registration will include 90 days of free access to the  Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).
Click  here to view the full conference program.

Automation in the Dairy Industry
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itacsa, IL
May 11-13, 2020

The 38th Discover Conference will have an abbreviated format from Monday noon to Wednesday noon. The program will bring together researchers, industry partners, producers, and government to discuss current and future technologies and best management practices for success.
Conference Topics Under Consideration
* Overview of Automation on Dairy Farms
* Robotic / Automated Milking
* Automated Feeding Systems
* The Future of Automation
Click here to register. The cost of registration postmarked by April 11, 2020 is $375 for ADSA-ARPAS members and $425 for non-members. This includes all sessions and most meals. After April 11, the registration fee will be $475 member/$525 non-member. Registration will be accepted on an availability basis.
As an added bonus, your registration for all Discover Conferences includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).

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.
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
Get your copy today! It is available for  purchase  at student and professional (member and nonmember) rates exclusively from ADSA at .

ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?

Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,666 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
Oct 22, 2019       Vat Pasteurizer School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY   For more information visit
Oct 22-23, 2019       The Science of Cheese (Basic Level), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  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, 2019  noon  Central. DCHA Webinar - "Are you frustrated by abomasal bloat in your calves?" with Brian Miller, DVM. For registration and information, click here.
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. 5-7, 2019  Global Cheese Technology Forum, Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV. For more information and to register, visit
Nov 6-8, 2019  Cheese Grading, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Nov 12-14, 2019  16th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, click here. 

Nov 13-14, 2019  DCRC Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA. For registration and more information,click here.

Nov. 13-15, 2019  Dairy Purchasing & Risk Management Seminar, Intercontinental Hotel Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. Hosted by American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI and CME Group. For more information and to register, visit
Dec 4, 2019 Cornell's Dairy Foods Extension Team and National Dairy Council's Dairy Beverage Symposium, DMI Headquarters, Rosemont, IL. See full agenda here and registration information here. For additional information, contact Louise Felker at
Dec 10-12, 2019  Making Consistent, Quality Cheese with Concentrated Milk, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Jan 13-14, 2019   2020 Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho. Click here for more information. 

Feb. 5, 2020  Foster Our Future 2020, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. For registration and more information, click here.

Mar 11 - 12, 2020    2020 NE Dairy Producers Conference, Syracuse*, NY, For more information click here
Mar 17-19, 2020  22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Resort Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, visit
Apr 6 - 7, 2020   2020 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
Apr 7-9, 2020  DCHA Annual Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, For more information click here.
June 21-24, 2020  2020 ADSA Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, click here.

June 28-30, 2020  121st CCOA Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit
Sept 29-Oct 2, 2020   World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, For more information, click here

Oct 20 - 22, 2020    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:

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