Economist explores switching from dairy to beef 
Consolidation in the dairy industry led the University of Missouri Extension to help dairy producers switch to beef.
The dairy industry began consolidating after World War II as farms began to specialize in just milking cows, Extension agricultural economist Joe Horner said. The 1960s and 1970s saw more consolidation as fewer dairy farms made the expensive switch from selling milk in cans to bulk tanks.

Evidence-based metritis therapy in dairy cows sought
In announcing a new research grant aimed at targeted antimicrobial use in dairy cattle, Texas Tech University said being able to maintain healthy animals and a sustainable agricultural product while also keeping antimicrobial use at a minimum is the goal for the agriculture industry, health officials and the general public.

University of Wisconsin vet school expansion moves ahead
A $15 million gift from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) will support a building project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM).

According to the announcement, the project will include a new building that will be connected to a remodeled current building, allowing the school to overcome severe space shortages.

AVMA grants approval to Arizona vet medicine college
The University of Arizona received approval from the American Veterinary Medical Assn. Oct. 17 to open Arizona's first public College of Veterinary Medicine.

The "Letter of Reasonable Assurance," granted by the AVMA Council on Education (COE), affirms the results of the COE site visit in May. New veterinary schools are evaluated regularly and are eligible for full accreditation after the graduation of their first class of students.

ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA Executive Director Search
The American Dairy Science Association (ASDA), located in Champaign, Illinois, is the "Voice of Science" for the global dairy industry. The dairy industry has the potential to contribute to the nutritional needs of every person on earth, yet thousands go hungry. Research, education, and communication can succeed in breaking down the barriers that separate hunger and good nutrition. ADSA and its Foundation are devoted to finding the most efficient, productive, and prosperous supply of dairy products to feed the people of the world.
Created in 1906 with 19 charter members, ADSA today serves 3,000 student, professional, and corporate members in 60 countries, who are connected by the mission to advance and disseminate science to improve the dairy industry. ADSA's members are academics, scientists, students, and industry representatives from the dairy foods and dairy production sectors.  
The ADSA Board of Directors seeks an executive director who will manage research, education, and knowledge-sharing programs and services that advance the vision, mission, and values of ADSA and its Foundation. Operating in a highly collegial and inclusive environment, the executive director will report to the ADSA Board of Directors in coordination with the ADSA president.  
Ideal candidates will have at least five years of association or related business management experience, with a deep appreciation for the dairy industry and science-based solutions for economic, environmental, and social challenges. A successful record of working with a volunteer board of directors and sound financial management are required. A strategic, member-centric, and collaborative leadership style is important. A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree, particularly in science, is desirable. Leadership experience in a scientific organization and proven ability to manage headquarters office operations are desirable.  
To see a full position profile and to apply, visit
ADSA Members - It's Time to Renew
Attention ADSA members , you should have recently received a reminder that it is time for our annual membership renewal. Check your recent e-mails for the reminder or even easier, simply go to then click on "Membership" and "Renew" to continue your membership for the coming year. In order to serve our members more efficiently, we continue to offer online dues renewal. If you prefer a paper form, you can find printable PDF forms in the links below.
If you are not currently a member, why not join this year and take advantage of all the Benefits of Membership. During the coming weeks we will highlight some of the many benefits that come with being an ADSA member.

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!
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2020 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 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 7, 2019  2 p.m. Central time NMC webinar "The Five-point Mastitis Control Plan", Click for more information and registration.

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 4-7, 2020  The 9th International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine (ICCVM), Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, click here for more information and registration. 

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:

American Dairy Science Association
1800 South Oak St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820