November 9, 2020
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Publication does not represent endorsement of any position by the ADSA.

 Ken Olson, Ph: 630-237-4961,
NMPF asks for FDA action on proper milk labeling
With the U.S. Food & Drug Administration giving little indication of taking promised action on proper labeling of imitation dairy products, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) recently asked the agency’s ombudsman to ensure that rules are properly enforced.

How election night affects ag committees
Although election night results are not finalized, it does appear likely that the Senate will remain in Republican control. The other big news maker for agriculture Tuesday night was that House Agriculture Committee chairman Collin Peterson (D., Minn.), a longtime champion of agriculture, loss of his seat.
Trade arrangement secures benefits for U.S. dairy
The U.S. dairy industry commended the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for using its review of Indonesia’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) status to hold Indonesia accountable for issues that had threatened the smooth flow of U.S. dairy exports. USTR announced Nov. 2 the conclusion of its review of Indonesia’s eligibility to continue receiving preferential tariff access to the U.S. market under the GSP program.
Americans' eating patterns take sharp turn
For the last 35 years, NPD Group has collected a year’s worth of data from its daily tracking of how U.S. consumers eat away from and in home and compiled the topline trend into a report called "Eating Patterns in America.” This year’s recently released report captures how, in mid-March, the daily rhythms of consumers’ lives, including their eating patterns, were suddenly disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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. Here are a few statistics from the 2020 meeting. Make your plans to be part of this global event

  • 99.7% of survey respondents that attended the ADSA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting said they would recommend the ADSA Annual Meeting to a colleague
  • 91.6% of survey respondents that attended the ADSA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting said that they left the conference with at least one new idea that they intend to use in their work
  • 59 countries represented were represented at the meeting
  • 2,347 total attendees
  • More than 1,000 professional attendees
  • More than 1,300 student attendees

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. 
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?

Referrals are the most tried-and-true way businesses grow, and the same is true for FASS. Do you know a colleague working with an animal science group that is in need of high-quality, cost-effective support services? Help them out by referring them to Jeremy Holzner, FASS Executive Director at .

Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 270+ years of collective experience the FASS staff have in working with non-profit animal science organizations. If your referral becomes a FASS customer prior to June 1, 2021, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held July 11-14, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
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
Attention 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 you should have or will soon receive a reminder that it is time for our annual membership renewal. Check your recent e-mails for the reminder or even easier, simply go to then click on “Membership” then “Join/Renew”, follow the directions and pay your dues to continue your membership for the coming year. In order to serve our members more efficiently, we continue to offer online dues renewal. If you prefer a paper form, you can click here for a paper renewal form.

If you are not currently a 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 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: 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 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:

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 

Nov 18, 2020 - 3 p.m. Central US Dairy Forage Webinar Series "Big data from small cells: Metagenome assembly of ruminant microbial communities," Connection details:, 646-828-7666; ID: 161 4139 6271

Nov 18, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. Central DCWC Webinar: An Open Conversation on Animal Activism, Click here for more information and 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:
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit:
American Dairy Science Association
1800 South Oak St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820