November 16, 2020
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Ag research gets boost in Senate appropriations bill
The Senate Appropriations Committee proposed a total of $23.33 billion in funding that was included in draft legislation released on Tuesday. The bill provides more than $3.3 billion for agricultural research programs.

Industry seeks COVID-19 vaccination priority for food, ag workers
Once a vaccine for COVID-19 is developed, members of the food and agricultural supply chain wrote a letter to President Donald Trump saying it is imperative that there is a federally orchestrated vaccine distribution program and prioritization of vaccination among population groups that includes prioritizing essential food workers.

EPA, dairy industry solidify sustainability synergies
Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the dairy industry share the need for a sustainable and economically viable dairy industry. In an ongoing effort to reinforce their shared values, EPA signed a first-time memorandum of understanding with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy (Innovation Center).

ADSA News and Happenings
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. As always it will be the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world. Make your plans to be part of this global event.

·      A hybrid meeting: we are planning our first ever hybrid annual meeting. This means that while we plan to meet in person in Louisville, we will also have a robust virtual program available for those who can’t join us in person.

·      A co-located meeting: In 2021, we are meeting in the same physical location as the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), just prior to the ASAS Annual Meeting. There will be an overlap day of shared programming with ASAS on the final day of the ADSA Annual Meeting, along with a shared reception Wednesday evening.

·      An extended meeting: ADSA 2021 has been extended to a full day on Wednesday, with no increase in the registration rate. Be sure to plan your stay through Wednesday, including events on Wednesday night.

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!

For more information visit the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting website. Visit often as it will be updated frequently as new information becomes available. 
Resolution of clinical disease after antibiotic therapy does not reflect resolution of lung lesions in dairy calves

Respiratory disease adversely affects preweaned dairy calves in the short and long term, contributing to morbidity and mortality, decreased growth, and loss in milk
production. Approximately 12% of calves in the United States are treated for respiratory disease, most commonly presenting as bronchopneumonia. Systemic antibiotic therapy is the most common treatment for calves with this diagnosis. In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Michigan State University assessed the effects of early antibiotic therapy on preweaned calves diagnosed with respiratory disease using respiratory scoring and portable lung ultrasound.

The study indicated short-term benefits of early antibiotic therapy after diagnosis via respiratory scoring and lung ultrasound. Overall, however, lung consolidation recurred and persisted to weaning, despite early diagnosis and treatment, and the authors call for more research to address antimicrobial stewardship and treatments in on-farm and research settings. For more go to and visit “ADSA In the News.”
ADSA Hosts Successful 39th Discover Conference
The 39th American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Discover Conference, The Transition Period – From Physiology to Management, held virtually October 27-29, 2020 was a great success. With 228 registered conference participants from 25 countries and for the first time ever, another 78 participants who registered as viewers”. Presenters shared that the “3 S’s (softness, space and screening)” remain important to creating the conditions for transition cows to thrive, but they identified four other key practices that should be applied in the field right now. They also noted six unanswered questions that provide food for thought.

During the discussion, conference participants identified ten areas that offer the greatest potential for research over the next ten years to help answer the questions related to the transition period. More details on these points can be found in a “Brief summary of key points of discussion and thoughts on ways forward” that is available on the website for the 39th ADSA Discover Conference.  Interpretive Summaries of the DC39 presentations are available in the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC) to subscribers.
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.
“Panel Discussion: An Open Conversation on Animal Activism”
Panelists include:

  • Lauri Torgerson-White, MS; Animal Welfare Scientist & Research Director, Farm Sanctuary
  • Jim Reynolds DVM, MPVM, DACAW; Professor, Western University of Health Sciences
  • Gustavo Schuenemann, DVM, MS, PhD, Professor & Dairy Extension Veterinarian, The Ohio State University
  • Juan Velez, MV, MS, Dipl. ACT; Chief Agricultural Officer, Aurora Organic Dairy (panel moderator)
Date & Time: November 18 at 04:00 PM Central Time
ADSA Members – It’s Time to Renew

ADSA® asks, Do You Know JDS? Here are a few details about one of our most visible member benefitsThe Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS), the official journal of the American Dairy Science Association®, is the leading peer-reviewed general dairy research journal in the world. Electronic access to JDS is included as a standard part of ADSA membership. JDS readers represent education, industry, and government agencies in more than 70 countries with interests in biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health, quality assurance, and sanitation.

Now completing the 103rd year of publication, JDS is the top-ranked dairy research journal in the world. JDS is ranked 5th in the Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science category of the 2019 Journal Citation Reports®, published by Clarivate, with an Impact Factor of 3.333. JDS is also ranked 5th for the 5-year Impact Factor (3.208), 1st by Eigenfactor (which removes self-citations), and 1st by total citations in this category. The journal has secured a top five journal ranking for eighteen consecutive years. JDS is also highly ranked in the Food Science and Technology category: 37th of 139 journals for Impact Factor, 4th by Eigenfactor (which removes self-citations), and 3rd by total citations.

Members publishing in JDS receive a significant savings on page charges. The current charge for members is $65 per printed page. The Non-member author page rate continues to be $140 per printed page.  The savings from just two (2) pages more than recovers the cost of ADSA professional membership! Under the open access (OA) policy, authors may choose to pay the OA fee in lieu of standard page charges when author proofs are returned so that their paper becomes freely available upon publication in an online issue. The OA fee is $1750 for ASDA members, or $3500 for non-members. Open access articles will be freely accessible through the journal's web site ( at the time of publication. All other (non-OA) articles are freely available on 12 months after publication.

JDS participates in the AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) program of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. By participating in AGORA, the Journal of Dairy Science® is available, free of charge, to institutions in all Band I countries (countries defined by the World Bank as having a gross national product of up to $1,000, per capita, in 2001). The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of more than 3500 key journals and 3300 books to 2500 institutions in 116 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.

To keep up with the journal, you can be notified when the latest Journal or Articles in Press are available. If you are not currently receiving them, you can be notified when new Journal Issues are available via Email Alert  or RSS Feed   and when new Articles in Press are available via. Add Articles in Press Alert  or RSS Feed  . simply click the link and subscribe, 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. If you are not currently am ADSA member, why not join now and take advantage of all the Benefits of Membership for the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021 at the special rate of $137.50. During the coming weeks we will highlight some of the additional benefits that come with being an ADSA member.

During the coming weeks we will highlight some of the many benefits that come with being an ADSA member. 
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® on Linked In continues to Grow
– Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,852 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
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.

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

*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:
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit:
American Dairy Science Association
1800 South Oak St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820