June 8, 2020 | Volume 115
2020 World Dairy Expo Cancelled
For the first time in its 53-year history, World Dairy Expo has been cancelled. On Thursday the World Dairy Expo Executive Committee reached this difficult decision based on the public health orders and restrictions related to COVID-19, in place and issued by Public Health Madison & Dane County. 
Register Now for the WLIC Member Meeting
In 2020, WLIC will be hosting the Annual Member Meeting virtually,  June 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Please register below to save your spot and confirm your attendance from your home or office. 
In the News
More Wild Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in WI
The number of wild deer testing positive for  chronic wasting disease  continues to rise in Wisconsin. Data from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shows the number of positive detections for the deadly deer disease rose 25 percent in the last year. 
Don't Take Your Eyes Off of African Swine Fever
Foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness have not gone away even though they appear to have taken a backseat to the pandemic. If anything, the COVID-19 crisis is teaching the pork industry a hard lesson about disease outbreaks: more work is needed.
Technology's Role in Traceability
An unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is the growing consumer interest around traceability. The supply chain challenges faced by the livestock industry have been front and center in the news and on social media. The stress this placed on prices and availability of meat and milk at the consumer level led to panic buying and ultimately consumers increasingly asking where their food comes from.
Trivia Answer
Milk provides nine essential nutrients in each serving: protein, calcium, phosphorus, , vitamins A and D and four B vitamins—B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. That’s quite a glassful!
Covid-19 Resources
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Semex USA
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
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