October 26, 2020
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Publication does not represent endorsement of any position by the ADSA.

 Ken Olson, Ph: 630-237-4961, keolson@prodigy.net
USDA asked to reverse certain dairy provisions in CFAP 2
A group of 15 U.S. senators led by Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), the most senior member of the committee, called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reverse its decision to “unfairly exclude dairy farmers from receiving COVID-19 relief to cover losses related to meat production,” according to a statement from the senators.
Oklahoma State touts robotic milking system
Candy is not just for people with a sweet tooth but is also a great way to train dairy cows how to use a robotic milking system, much to the delight and educational benefit of students working at Oklahoma State University’s Ferguson Family Dairy Center.

The robotic milking system highlights how the Oklahoma State University department of animal and food sciences provides students with firsthand experience of technological advances that are changing how the dairy industry does business, according to Nicole Sanders, Oklahoma State graduate student and interim dairy herd manager.

U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence opens in Singapore
For the first time in its 25-year history, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) opened an overseas facility, the U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence (U.S. CDE), in Singapore. The facility has enhanced resources and innovative programming to accelerate market development for U.S. dairy in Southeast Asia.
Cheese, whey plant begins production in Michigan
MWC, a $470 million, state-of-the-art cheese and whey plant in St. Johns, Mich., began receiving milk from local farmers this week, marking the first day of operations for the facility and beginning the commissioning phase. An official grand opening will occur at a future date once MWC is fully operational.
Commissioning operations at MWC will take place over the next eight months and will entail increasing the initial 1 million lb. of milk per day to the plant's designed capacity of 8 million lb. per day.
ADSA News and Happenings
Discover Conference 39 Virtual Event Launches this Week
The 39th Discover Conference: The Transition Period – From Physiology to Management launches on Tuesday and runs through Thursday with attendees from around the globe participating in the live, virtual event. Participants were provided advanced access to the scientific presentations, so that the time spent this week in the “live event” could be focused on moderated discussions and breakout groups for robust engagement and discussion amongst attendees. Many thanks to the program committee for their diligent efforts to pivot this program to a virtual environment. The DC39 program committee includes co-chairs Phil Cardoso (University of Illinois) and Stephen LeBlanc (University of Guelph); and members of the program committee Buzz Burhans (Dairy-Tech Group), Joe McFadden (Cornell University), Katy Proudfoot (University of Prince Edward Island), and Heather M. White (University of Wisconsin). Learn more.

ADSA Partner Webinar:
Dairy Cattle Welfare Council
ADSA is pleased to share webinars delivered through our partner, the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council. These one-hour webinars are available free of charge, but you must register in advance.

“Managing Mortality on Dairy Farms: Risk factors impacting dairy calf health”

Speaker: Dr. David Renaud, Assistant Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Date & Time: October 28 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT

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)..

Do you have the S-PAC and Large Dairy Herd Management Bundle??
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA®) is pleased to offer the most comprehensive information resource package for dairy professionals’ available. The Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC®) and the Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed., e-book) are now provided as a package. Students and professionals with purchasing an annual subscriptions to S-PAC now receive a personal copy of Large Dairy Herd Management with their paid S-PAC subscription. Learn more by clicking here. If you have additional questions please contact Ken Olson, PhD, PAS
e-mail: keolson@prodigy.netL Phone: 630/842-5334  
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 Has a You Tube channel too
Our ADSANews channel serves as a portal for anyone looking for dairy science related videos. The “GSD Three minute Thesis” presentations from the 2020 ADSA Annual meeting have recently been added to the channel. We currently include 99 videos in 14 different playlists on our channel. The most recent addition is a presentation from CAST "Effectively Communicating Science in Times of Crisis", Suggestions of additional material for the channel are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Ken Olson keolson@prodigy.net 

ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow
– Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,846 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
Oct 27-29, 2020  SOLD OUT but "Viewer Only" Registrations available! 39th ADSA Discover Conference -The Transition Period - From Physiology to Management, is now Sold out. For more information to be added to the wait list or to register as Viewer Only 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.

Oct 28, 2020 - 4:00-5:00 CDT Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar Series - Managing Mortality on Dairy Farms: Risk factors impacting dairy calf health. Register here.

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

Nov 2, 2020 1:00-3:00 pm CST Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) Industry Meeting - A focus on feed efficiency, genetic selection and impacts of sustainability. Click here for more information and to register.

Nov 4, 2020 3 PM CST USDFRC/ARS Webinar Series - "Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for a Changing Dairy Landscape" with Dr. Tucker Burch, Connection details: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16141396271 646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271

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*, is now a virtual event., Click here for more information

Nov 16, 2020 2 PM Central Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar - Maximizing Fertility While Minimizing Timed AI Use" (“Maximizando fertilidade e, ao mesmo temp, minimizando o uso de IA em tempo fixo”), presented in Portuguese, to register click here

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.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition & Food Production
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Diamond V
Elanco Animal Health
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: 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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