January 18, 2021
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News
National stakeholder webinar listening sessions

ARS and NIFA will host National Stakeholder Webinar Listening Sessions on January 27 and 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST each day. They are conducting an online survey January 11 – February 11, 2021, to gather input on animal production research priorities. The survey asks stakeholders to identify and rank important issues relative to animal production commodities and for input on impacts of current ARS and NIFA programs as well as future direction of the research programs.  Please assure that dairy and animal priorities are included. Provide your input by clicking on the following Survey Monkey link and completing the survey: 

The Listening Session webinars (1 hour per topic) will include brief presentations from ARS and NIFA followed by discussions co-led by one ARS and one University scientist with expertise on that topic.

WEBINAR LINK FOR JANUARY 27:
If needed:     Meeting ID: 160 582 5871 Passcode: 074539

WEBINAR LINK FOR JANUARY 28:
If needed:     Meeting ID: 160 917 9839 Passcode: 286258
FDA, USDA still at odds regarding livestock gene-editing

In public comments earlier this week, the current Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn says he would refuse to sign the memorandum of understanding between the FDA and USDA addressing gene-edited livestock shifting oversight to USDA. The statement again reveals the ongoing turf war between the two agencies and likely continued discussion as it moves to President-elect Biden’s administration.
CoBank Quarterly: Reasons for optimism, but risks remain

According to the new Quarterly report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange, it will likely be summer before the economy really begins to gain steam, but the second half of the year should power the economy to annual growth of roughly 4.5%–5.5%.
ADSA News and Happenings
Sad News about ADSA Past President Neal Jorgensen

It is with great sadness that ADSA announces we have learned that ADSA Past President and former member of the ADSA Foundation Board of Trustees, Neal Jorgensen passed away on December 22. Dr. Jorgensen was professor emeritus of dairy science and former dean of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. After growing up on a dairy farm in Luck, Wis., Jorgensen earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural education from UW-River Falls. He later came to UW-Madison in 1960 to earn his master's and doctorate degrees in dairy science, also with a minor in biochemistry. Jorgensen joined the UW-Madison faculty as a dairy nutritionist in 1968, starting out in the former Department of Dairy Science, now the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences. He served as associate dean, executive associate dean and dean of the college throughout his career until 1998, when he retired. "Neal was a very hard working, thorough and detail-oriented person, and a planner," said Louis Armentano, professor emeritus of dairy science, who was department chair during part of Jorgensen's time in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. "He was also caring and fun, a nice guy to be around. His service ethic was second to none, and he really cared about Wisconsin, CALS, agriculture in general and the dairy industry in particular. We were lucky to have had him." Read more about Dr. Jorgensen’s legacy here.
Anyone who has ever suffered from jet lag knows you can’t disrupt your normal sleep schedule without physiological effects. New research in lactating dairy cattle demonstrates that changing natural circadian rhythms can cause decreased mammary development and increased insulin resistance, which may lead to lower subsequent milk yield. The research, presented in the February issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, is helping scientists better understand how circadian and metabolic systems are connected and mutually managed. Read more here..

The article is “Chronic prepartum light-dark phase shifts in cattle disrupt circadian clocks, decrease insulin sensitivity and mammary development, and are associated with lower milk yield through 60 days postpartum,” by C.J. McCabe, A. Suarez-Trujillo, K.A. Teeple, T.M. Casey, and J.P. Boerman
Households with children reported purchasing larger quantities of and higher-fat fluid milk

American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors include taste, preference, government information, cultural background, social media, and the news. In an article appearing in JDS Communications, researchers found that households that frequently bought food for children are interested in dairy as part of their diet and purchased larger quantities of fluid milk and more fluid milk with a higher fat content.

The article is “Dairy product purchasing in households with and without children,” by Mario Ortez, Courtney Bir, Nicole Olynk Widmar, and Jonathan Townsend It appears in JDS Communications, volume 2, issue 1 (January 2021)/
Special Announcement: 40th ADSA Discover Conference on NASEM Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle Moves to August 2021with Hybrid Conference

American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) continues to adopt best meeting practices during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which includes plans for our 40th ADSA Discover Conference: NASEM Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle. The in-person conference planned for June 1-4, 2021 in Itasca, IL will now be held as a hybrid conference August 30-September 2, 2021. Continued COVID-19 related travel and gathering uncertainties coupled with delays with the NASEM publication brought us to this decision.


 We look forward to welcoming you to the 40th ADSA Discover Conference in August, and we are here to help you however we can with questions and requests for support. Please contact Molly Kelley, Conference Coordinator or Larry Miller, Conference Director, or visit our web site at https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/40th-Discover-Conference
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.
“Raising the perfect heifer calf: Updates in the colostrum feeding recommendations”

Speaker: Dr. Sandra Godden, Professor, University of Minnesota
Date & Time: January 20 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Make your plans to be part of the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) will be held as hybrid meeting with a virtual component and a corresponding in-person meeting in Louisville, Kentucky July 11-14. As always it will be the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world.

The in-person registration fee includes the Opening Reception, coffee and pastries during morning poster sessions, afternoon ice cream breaks in the exhibit hall, our always-popular ice cream social, a meeting with really nice people, and the best dairy science you will find in the world!

ADSA 2021 will be a hybrid meeting!
The Overall Program Committee is planning to have a robust in-person program AND an in-depth online meeting, including virtual events live from Louisville, that enable scientists from around the world to join us virtually if they are unable to travel to Louisville. We are very excited to be able to plan a hybrid meeting and expand the reach of our science!

Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts
The abstract submission site for the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting is open! You can now 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 to submit an abstract to the ADSA annual meeting. The deadline for abstract submission is March 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is meeting in Louisville too!

The ADSA annual meeting in Louisville will be directly followed by the ASAS annual meeting. Make plans now to catch the shared programing day on Wednesday, July 14, and the shared social event later that evening. For more information about the meeting visit the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting website. Visit often as it will be updated frequently as new information becomes available. 

ADSA members, did you choose to use your registration for the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting to renew your ADSA membership? If so, Thank You. If not just a reminder that it is time for our annual membership renewal. Remember discounted Annual Meeting registration is one of the many benefits of membership. The savings on annual meeting registration will largely cover the cost of membership.
ADSA® asks: Did You Know ADSA Has a “You Tube” Channel?

One of the ways that ADSA is sharing information with the public and members is through our You Tube Channel “ADSANews”. It includes a combination of original videos provided by the Graduate Student Division and others shared by members. We provide a portal where information is available about dairy departments and clubs, the JAM and other dairy topics. We currently have 99 videos included in fourteen “Playlists”. Our current “Playlists” include
·      Dairy Clubs
·      Dairy Departments
·      Dairy Foods
·      Dairy Management
·      JAM 2013
·      Milk Quality
·      Antibiotic Use
·      GSD Dairy Tales
·      GDS Three-minute Thesis
·      GSD Pioneers in Dairy Science
·      GDS Webinar series
·      2017 Annual Meeting
Thanks to all who have shared their videos with us. If you have others you would like to have included, please contact Ken Olson Ph.D., PAS keolson@prodigy.net

 A reminder for all ADSA members, did you choose to use your registration for our 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting to renew your ADSA membership? If so, ”Thank you” for being a member of ADSA! If not, you can still renew your annual membership by following the link below. If you are not currently an ADSA member, why not join now and take advantage of all the Benefits of Membership. Remember ADSA Professional dues are only $110 per year. They have not increased since 2000 and are the lowest professional dues of all animal science societies. Click here to renew or join.
Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) Author Workshop Webinar
More than 250+ people attended the first Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) Author Workshop Webinar held on January 7. Sign up for the next two webinars in the series here as we dive into developing your best manuscript, the review process, and promoting your work: https://lnkd.in/eSqzCgR #dairyscience #research #science
41st Discover Conference:
Health Management of Calves: From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning
October 25-28, 2021
Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL

Start making plans to attend the 41ST ADSA DISCOVER CONFERENCESM ON FOOD ANIMAL AGRICULTURE - Health Management of Calves: From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning. It will be held October 25-28, 2021 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL The 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 1,903 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.
 
Jan 20, 2021 – 3:00 p.m. Central  US Dairy Forage Webinar Series - “Research updates with baled silages" with Dr. Wayne Coblentz, Connection details: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16141396271 646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271

Jan 20, 2021 – 4:00-5:00 PM Central  DCWC Webinar “Raising the perfect heifer calf: Updates in the colostrum feeding recommendations”, REGISTER HERE

Jan 25 - 28, 2021  NMC 60th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, CA. Click here for registration

Feb 2-5, 2021  Preventive Controls for Human Food, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more

Feb 2-Mar 3, 2021  Fluid Milk Processing for Safety and Quality, Cornell Hybrid course, Click here for more

Feb 11, 2021  ADSA - JDS Author Workshop Webinar Series Paul Kononoff, Editor in Chief of Journal of Dairy Science, Details will be available soon at www.adsa.org 

Mar 24-25, 2021   Central Plains Dairy Expo (CPDE), Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. Click here for registration and more information

Mar 24 – Apr 21, 2021  The Science of Cheese (Basic Level), Cornell Hybrid: Self-paced online and live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April 1, 2021  Improving Audit Outcomes        , Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April. 1 – 29, 2021  Introduction to Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, Cornell Hybrid: Self-paced online and live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information.

April 6-8, 2021  Implementing SQF Systems, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April 12 – May 11, 2021  The Science of Yogurt (Basic Level), Cornell Hybrid: Self-paced online and live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April 13-15, 2021  High Temperature Short Time Pasteurization, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

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

April 20, 2021  Dairy Lab Seminar, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

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

May 11-13, 2021   Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC) 2021*, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal in Quebec , Click here for more information 

May 12-14, 2021  Preventive Controls for Human Food, Cornell Live instructor-lead video conference, Click here for more information

June 1-4, 2021  40th ADSA Discover Conference - 2021 Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cows, MOVED TO HYBRID ON AUG 30-SEPT 2 –see below and for more information click here

June 9-10, 2021  Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for more inf30ormation.

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

July 13-15, 2021  High Temperature Short Time Pasteurization, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

July 26-29, 2021  Certified Milk Inspectors School, Cornell In-person training: Location TBD, Click here for more information

Aug 10-13, 2021  Preventive Controls for Human Food, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

Aug 23-26, 2021  Implementing SQF Systems, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

Aug 27, 2021  SQF Quality Management Systems, Cornell live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2021  40th ADSA Discover Conference on NASEM Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle – A hybrid conference to be held on-line and at Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL, For more information click here

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, Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI, For more information click here.

Oct 19 - 21, 2021   83rd Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, Click here for more information.

Oct. 25-28, 2021   41st ADSA Discover Conference - Health Management of Calves: From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning*, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL, For registration and more information click here

Nov 1-4, 2021  2021 Western Dairy Management Conference, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Click here for more information

September 2024   International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, For symposium information visit https://www.isrp2024.org/

*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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