August 3, 2020
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Students, alumni clamor to take care of university's cows


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic forced the University of Vermont to close and send its students home, the alarm spread:

What would happen to the cows?

The university’s beloved herd of about 100 dairy cows is normally tended by students taking part in the Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management program, or CREAM. And without those students, the fate of the cows seemed to be in jeopardy.

In no time, dozens of CREAM alumni and students clamored to spend their spring and summer caring for the Holsteins.

“I would rather do nothing else than this over the summer,” said recent graduate Claudia Sacks, of Macungie, Pennsylvania.

On a recent hot weekday, she rose in the dark to help milk the cows at 3:30 a.m. By early afternoon she was shoveling out the calves’ stalls. When she sees her favorite cow, Lazlo, she hugs her around the neck and gives her a kiss.

“I’ve learned so much from them,” she said.

“They’ve taught me how to be a kind person and how to love other people. You go into the barn and you see one of the cows licking another cow and it’s just, I don’t know, just a sense of sisterhood almost between them so it’s really lovely to see the family that they’ve formed between themselves but also the family that we can form with them.”

Senate’s HEALS Act vs. House’s HEROES Act
Here's how COVID-19 aid packages compare when it comes to helping agriculture industry.
Just before Congress takes its August recess (Aug. 7 for the Senate and Aug. 3 for the House), Senate Republicans proposed a coronavirus relief package July 27 known as the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection & Schools (HEALS) Act that would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture broad authority to spend an additional $20 billion to compensate farmers and processors for the impact of the pandemic.
DOJ files amicus brief in DFA lawsuit
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit against Dairy Farmers of America, the United States’ largest dairy cooperative. The lawsuit, filed in Vermont U.S. District Court, alleges that DFA and other cooperatives agreed not to compete for each other’s farmer-members, conspired to share payment information in order to discourage competition and depress prices, and maintained those low prices market-wide by entering into supply agreements with Dean Foods and other dairy processors.
ADSA News and Happenings
DC39 - The Transition Period – From Physiology to Management -

Moves to Virtual Event Experience

The 39 th  ADSA Discover Conference planned for October 26-29, 2020 in Itasca, IL will now be held virtually. This difficult decision was made after much consideration and ultimately, the safety of our attendees is our number one priority. We recognize that these are tough times for everyone, and we are committed to breaking down the barriers so that you can learn with us anywhere. As we move DC39 online, we will offer quality programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and relevant work in this area. More information about attending will be made available in the coming weeks. Please contact  Molly Kelley , Conference Coordinator with any questions about attending. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact  Larry Miller , Conference Director.
S-PAC Grows again as it shares DC-38 Summaries
We were disappointed when COVID-19 caused the cancelation of the 38 th Discover Conference - Automation in the Dairy Industry that was to have been held May 11-13.. An outstanding program was planned. Following the cancelation several of the invited speakers have been kind enough to provide summaries of the presentations they planned to give as a way to share some of the information that would have been discussed at the conference. These summaries are now available on S-PAC along with 667 proceedings from 61 conferences. Visit to check them all out.
One more reminder from the 2020 ADSA Virtual Annual Meeting, as an added benefit from the meeting everyone who registered for the meeting has received 90 days of complementary access to S-PAC. If you were not a subscriber prior to the meeting simply go to ., use the same login and password that you did to register for the meeting and you will have access to S-PAC. .Please note, the abstracts from the 2020 meeting are now posted and available on S-PAC. In addition the proceedings from the 2020 Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium and Summaries from Discover 38 have also been added. More great reasons to check out the power of S-PAC and add it to your information toolbox

Please contact Ken Olson if you have questions.
FASS SPC Provides Input on USDA’s AIA
The FASS Science Policy Committee, with support from ADSA, responded to USDA’s Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders on their Agricultural Innovations Agenda . The goal of the Agenda is to increase U.S. agricultural production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half by 2050. The input focused on the Genome Design cluster, and more specifically on the regulatory barrier posed by FDA’s plan to regulate intentional genome alterations in food animals as drugs. Click here to view the letter submitted. 
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  40 th  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 CONFERENCE SM  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. 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 1,767 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

Aug 4-5, 2020 MEETING POSTPONED Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference, Embassy Suites DFW North-Outdoor World, Grapevine, TX. Click here for more information and registration. 
Aug 11-12, 2020  The Science of Yogurt (Basic Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

Aug 12-14-, 2020 Membrane Technology Forum, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, Minn. Click here for more information
Aug 17-18, 2020  Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

Aug 19-20, 2020  Implementing SQF Systems, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

Aug 20,2020 at 11:00 AM CDT Dairy Calf & Heifer Association (DCHA) webinar on efficient feed conversion and breeding decisions, Click here for registration.

Aug 21, 2020     SQF Quality Systems, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration 
Aug 26-27, 2020 Dairy Science and Sanitation, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration.
Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2020   NOW VIRTUAL DEC. 1-4  71 st  Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), Porto, Portugal, for registration and more information click here .

Sept 1-2, 2020  Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registraction.
Sept 1-3, 2020  Preventive Controls for Human Food, Brooklyn, NY, Click here for Registration

Sept 2, 2020 1:00-5:00 PM CDT  CDR Certificate in Dairy Processing online course. Click here for information and registration
Sept 3, 2020 at 8:15 AM CDT CDR's Food Safety (HACCP) Online Workshop, Click here for registration and more information.

Sept 3-4, 2020  Leadership Skills for Success, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration.
Sept 10, 2020 2:00 PM CDT NMC webinar: "Milking Procedures for Optimal Milk Quality and Milk Harvest." Click here to register.

Sept 15-17, 2020  CANCELED  Preventive Controls for Human Foods - Dairy Foods Processing, Penn State University, Room 252, Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA. For registration and more information click here .

Sept 22-24, 2020    POSTPONED Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University Park Campus, For information and registration visit :

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  

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

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

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

Oct 13-15, 2020  17th International Annual Symposium on Milk Science and Health University of California Davis, Davis CA. Click here for details

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 26-29, 2020   39th ADSA Discover Conference -The Transition Period - From Physiology to Management, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, for registration and nore 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

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

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  
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

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:
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