September 21, 2020
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News
USDA updates brucellosis, bovine TB import regulations
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating its import regulations to establish a system for classifying the brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis (TB) status levels for foreign regions. APHIS said it is also outlining the requirements for animals from each status level to enter the U.S.
GAO recommends evaluation of food box program
The COVID-19 pandemic led to food supply disruptions. In response, the U.S. Department of Agriculture began buying about $3 billion in fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat, packaging the food in family-sized boxes and transporting the boxes to food banks and other organizations within weeks. USDA delivered more than 74 million boxes from May 15 to Aug 27.
Dairy checkoff does COVID-19 pivot
What has COVID-19 meant for the dairy checkoff? Where is the dairy industry and dairy checkoff heading in these pandemic times? In this episode of Feedstuffs in Focus, we talk with Barb O’Brien, president of DMI and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, to learn more.
Blue Bell to pay $17.25m fine in listeria case
Fine and forfeiture amount to largest-ever criminal penalty following conviction in a food safety case.
A federal court in Texas sentenced ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries to pay $17.25 million in criminal penalties for shipments of contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 17.

Blue Bell pleaded guilty in May 2020 to two misdemeanor counts of distributing adulterated ice cream products. The sentence, imposed by U.S. district Judge Robert Pitman in Austin, Texas, was consistent with the terms of a plea agreement previously filed in the case. The fine and forfeiture amount of $17.25 million is the largest-ever criminal penalty following a conviction in a food safety case.
ADSA News and Happenings
Announcing publication of the first issue of JDS Communications
The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce the first published issue of JDS Communications, a new Gold Open Access journal of ADSA for short, focused papers about the production of milk or processing of milk products for human consumption. The editorial team is receiving new submissions and papers are undergoing review with Matthew Lucy (University of Missouri), editor in chief and physiology section editor; MaryAnne Drake (dairy foods section editor), North Carolina State University; Pam Ruegg (Michigan State University) health, behavior, and well-being section editor; Jennie Pryce (Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University), genetics section editor; and John Roche (Down to Earth Advice Ltd, Hamilton, New Zealand), animal nutrition and farm systems. Read articles from the first issue here.
Discover Conference 39 Virtual Program Available
The virtual program for the upcoming 39th ADSA Discover Conference: The Transition Period – From Physiology to Management is now available for viewing on the DC39 website. Register by September 28 to save $50. The number of registrations will be limited to maintain the quality discussions that Discover participants have come to appreciate. The conference is planned for October 27-29 2020 and has been redesigned to optimize the attendee online experience. Talks will be prerecorded and available for registrants to view ahead of the live discussions. Each session will focus on advancements made and questions that remain unanswered about this critical transition period. We will emphasize the interactive spirit of Discover conferences with structured large and small group discussions woven into the program, including focused discussions with the speakers. View the virtual program here.
October JDS - Postpartum Disease and Disorders in Dairy Cows
Postpartum disease and disorders may pose a threat to dairy cows, negatively affecting culling, lactation, and reproductive performance. Approximately one-third of dairy cows have at least one clinical disease (e.g., metritis, mastitis, digestive issues, respiratory problems) during the first three weeks of lactation. Transition from pregnancy to lactation poses the greatest risk for culling or even death in dairy cows. In an article appearing in the October issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists from Kansas State University made it their objective to characterize associations between periparturient disease and multiple physiological indicators of cow status in transition dairy cows.
The authors assessed ovarian activity, metabolic and production traits, and activity-recorded physical traits of 160 postpartum diseased and healthy dairy cows. Cows were fit with activity monitor ear tags during mid-gestation to monitor ear skin temperature, eating, rumination, and activity. Routine daily monitoring of close-up dry cows and late-gestation heifers took place in addition to documentation of any health disorders. Other factors, such as body condition, rectal temperature, and blood metabolites, were monitored as well. (Read more here)
NASEM Nutrient Requirements
of Dairy Cattle
June 1-4, 2021
Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM, previously known as NRC) anticipates the 2021 release the 8th revised edition of the “Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle”, the world’s most highly cited reference on dairy cattle feeding.

This 40th Discover Conference will focus on the scientific advancements in dairy cattle feeding used in revising the 2001 edition. NASEM subcommittee members will address the substantive changes in the nutrient requirements and the conceptual approaches used to make those changes. They will report on areas with significant knowledge gaps that still prevent more accurate prediction of the nutrient requirements. We will emphasize the interactive spirit of Discover conferences with structured small group discussions woven into the program, including a demonstration of the software and focused discussions with the speakers. The program will bridge from the fundamental science to applied dairy cattle feeding:

Conference Topics Include:
·      Feed Intake, Fats, Carbohydrates and Energy
·      Proteins and Amino Acids
·      Minerals, Vitamins and Water
·      Dry Cows, Calves and Replacement Heifers
·      Application of the New Requirements

Registration postmarked by April 30, 2021, is $375 for ADSA-ARPAS members and $425 for non-members, which includes sessions and most meals. After April 30, the registration fee will be $475 member/$525 non-member. Registration will be accepted on an availability basis. Your registration includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC)..

Health Management of Calves:
From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning
 
Start making plans to attend the 41ST ADSA DISCOVER CONFERENCESM ON FOOD ANIMAL AGRICULTURE - Health Management of Calves: From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning. This conference will explore the many changes in dairy calf management practices, and research conducted over the last decade. Potential Conference Topics include:

      Opportunities and Key Knowledge Gaps in Calf Management
      Bull Calves & Dairy-Beef
      Calf Housing and Behavior
      Calf Immunology and Vaccines
      Calf Nutrition Pre-weaning
      Calf Welfare
      Colostrum Management
      Fetal Programming, Influence of Cow Stressors on Calf Development
      Neonatal Disease Management
      Transition to the Ruminant Calf: Weaning Strategies to Optimize Future Health and Productivity 
 
A poster session will be included to allow participants to share and discuss research findings. Details will be posted on the meeting site as they are finalized. 
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow
– Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,814 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 https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12059336/profile
Calendar
IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION PLEASE CHECK DIRECTLY WITH CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS ON STATUS OF ANY CONFERENCE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.
 
Sept 22-24, 2020   POSTPONED Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University Park Campus, For information and registration visit : https://agsci.psu.edu/cultured-dairy

Sept 28, 2020 UW-CDR Master Artisan Short Course to Cover Swiss-type Cheeses. Available online beginning Sept. 28. For more information or to register, visit https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/swiss_2020 

Sept 29-30, 2020  Membrane Filtration, Drying, and Evaporation, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

Sept 29-Oct 3, 2020     World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI, For more information click here .- CANCELED

Oct. 1, 2020 The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) Cheesemaking 101 online course, Click here for more information and registration

Oct. 11 - 13, 2020 22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Resort Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, visit www.adpi.org

Oct 12-16, 2020 22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium is going virtual. Click here for further information and to register.

Oct 13-15, 2020  High Temperature Short Time Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

Oct 13-16, 2020  17th International Annual Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health is Virtual, University of California Davis, Davis CA. Click here for details

Oct 15-21, 2020     124th USAHA Annual Meeting is now going virtual, Click here for more details

Oct 19 – 22, 2020 10:00AM - 2:00PM EDT Daily via Zoom . The 2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference* will be virtual, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here

Oct 20, 2020     Vat Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

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

Oct 21-22, 2020  The Science of Cheese (Basic Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration 
 
Oct 27-29, 2020   39th ADSA Discover Conference -The Transition Period - From Physiology to Management, NOW VIRTUAL Eaglewood Resort & Spa, for registration and more information click here

Oct 27-28, 2020  The Science of Cheese (Advanced Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

Oct 27-29, 2020  CANCELED Pasteurizer Operations Workshop, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, Click here for more information

Oct 27-29, 2020 Dairy Protein Beverage Applications Online Course, Center for Dairy Research (CDR). Click here for more information and registration.

Nov. 1-4, 2020  Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals, St. Louis, MO, Click here for details.

Nov 9-12, 2020 CANCELED 7:45 AM-3:00 PM The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, PSU, University Park, PA. Click here for future updates.
Nov 10-11, 2020  Pathogen Environmental Monitoring, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration 
 
Nov 10-12, 2020 DCRD Annual Meeting. To register for the virtual meeting go to: http://bit.ly/2020DCRCVirtualMeeting

Nov. 11-12, 2020.   Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information

Nov. 11-12, 2020.  Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, is now a virtual event., Click here for more information

Nov 16-19, 2020     Leadership Skills for Success, Live Instructor-led Video Conference Cornell Extension, Ithaca, NY, Click here for registration 

Dec 1-2, 2020 Introduction to Artisan Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts *NEW DATES*, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration
Dec 1-4, 2020 EAAP 2020 Virtual Meeting. Information and registration for virtual meeting is available by clicking here.

Dec 8-10, 2020  Preventive Controls for Human Food, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

Dec 8-10, 2020 ADPI Dairy Ingredients Seminar, Virtual Event. For more information and to register, click here.
Jan. 25-28, 2021 NMC 60th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA Click here for regisration.

April 19-21, 2021 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Ft. Wayne, IN. Click here for more information

April 27-28, 2021 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference, Grapevine, Texas, Click here for more information

June 1-4, 2021 40th ADSA Discover Conference - 2021 Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cows, Eaglewood Resort & Spa. For Registration and more information, click here.

June 9-10, 2021 Four-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for more information.

July 11-14, 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY. Click here for more information.

Aug 30 - Sept 3, 2021  72nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). Davos, Switzerland, For registration and more information click here,

Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2021 World Dairy Expo World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI.

*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.
ANDHIL LLC
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition & Food Production
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Diamond V
Elanco Animal Health
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Pioneer
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Zinpro
Zoetis
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: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp
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