August 31, 2020
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Dairy Farmers of America sets sustainability goal
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, is taking a step forward in its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first U.S. dairy cooperative to set a target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Dairy co-ops ease burden of challenges
From record price volatility to tragic weather events to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that’s shaping every aspect of lives and economies, milk producers are facing many unprecedented situations. For most dairy farmers, however, at least some of the burden is lessened by their membership in a cooperative, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said. Co-op membership, which provides services, support and representation on important issues, gives producers more time and energy to focus on operating their farms, the organization said.

Mengniu Dairy, Lion Dairy & Drinks terminate deal
China’s Mengniu Dairy Co. and Lion Dairy & Drinks, a large dairy company in Australia owned by Japan's Kirin Holdings, have mutually agreed to cease a $434 million sale after it became clear that the transaction would likely be denied by the Australian government.
AVMA releases inaugural AMR report
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing risk with direct effects on the health of animals and the potential to affect human health. The American Veterinary Medical Assn. (AVMA) released Aug. 25 the inaugural report "Antimicrobial Resistant Pathogens Affecting Animal Health in the United States," the newest addition to the arsenal of interdisciplinary resources dedicated to combating the AMR threat.
ADSA News and Happenings
Announcing publication of the first issue
of JDS Communications
The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce the first published issue of JDS Communications, a new journal of ADSA for short, focused papers about the production of milk or processing of milk products for human consumption.
JDS Communications launched in June 2020 and has published the first issue just two months later. The editorial team is receiving new submissions and papers are undergoing review with Matthew Lucy (University of Missouri), editor in chief and physiology section editor; MaryAnne Drake (dairy foods section editor), North Carolina State University; Pam Ruegg (Michigan State University) health, behavior and well-being section editor; Jennie Pryce (Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University), genetics section editor; and John Roche (Down to Earth Advice Ltd, Hamilton, New Zealand), animal nutrition and farm systems.
“The launch of JDS Communications is a tremendous achievement for the dairy science community,” said Lucy. “It represents the successful completion of a coordinated effort that involved the American Dairy Science Association, FASS staff, and Elsevier. Our authors will appreciate the fresh new look and gold open access for their smaller, more focused, research studies or reviews in the dairy sciences. Our readers will enjoy open access, a strict 5-page limit and the inclusion of a single page graphical abstract that provides a concise visual summary of the work.”
The first issue contains the following articles, which are freely available under Gold open access licenses.
Modifications to established fiber methods may be required to quantify cellulose from flow aids in grated Parmesan cheese by Tyl et al,
Cholesterol deficiency carriers have lowered serum cholesterol and perform well at an elite cattle show by Basiel et al.,
A parallel evaluation of 5 indirect cost-effective methods for assessing failure of passive immunity transfer in neonatal calves by Mugnier et al., 
An automated controlled-release device for intravaginal hormone delivery by Masello et al.,
When do dry cows get heat stressed? Correlations of rectal temperature, respiration rate, and performance by Toledo et al.,
“For 103 years, the Journal of Dairy Science has published leading peer-reviewed research and the celebration of the first issue of ADSA’s newest journal – JDS Communications – marks an important milestone for ADSA, its members, and stakeholders in how we deliver valuable science to the entire dairy community,” said Catharine Perry, ADSA executive director.
Please join us in reading these articles and celebrating the successful launch of JDS Communications.

JDS Top 100 for 2020
The Journal of Dairy Science® recently recognized papers and authors on their “Top 100” list as being among the most highly cited recently published (2017-present) manuscripts in JDS. Click here to find the full list. Papers are listed in the order in which they were published in the journal. Congratulations to all of the authors.
Have you registered for the 39th ADSA Discover Conference? It's a Virtual Event

The 39th American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) Discover Conference: The Transition Period – From Physiology to Management, planned for October 26-29, 2020 and originally scheduled to occur in Itasca, IL will move completely online.

ADSA’s Discover Conferences TM have been designed to offer an informal environment and format that encourages candid interactions among scientists to improve learning and understanding of timely topics in the science of food animal agriculture. The interactive spirit of Discover conferences will remain in the virtual format; with structured discussions woven into the program, including focused discussions with the speakers. As is consistent with previous Discover Conferences, registration will be limited in order to maintain the small group, quality discussions that participants have come to appreciate about attending a Discover Conference.

This conference will highlight scientific advancements made in the last 10 years relative to the Transition Period. Conference topics include: Physiology, Inflammation and Immune Function, Management and Feeding, Monitoring and Analysis, and Health.

“Moving to a virtual event allows us to connect with colleagues near and far in a meaningful way; while encouraging dialogue and collaboration on advancements in dairy science,” said Catharine Perry, Executive Director of the American Dairy Science Association.

For more information and to register, visit
S-PAC Comp for ADSA Annual Meeting Attendees Still Available
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. This means that you have access to all information in S_PAC until September 20, but don't wait. Check it out now. 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. After trying it out just click on the “Subscribe to S-PAC” link and add it to your information resources. Thank you if you are already a subscriber, your subscription was extended by 90 days.

Please contact Ken Olson if you have questions.
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)..

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 1,792 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 31 - Sept 4, 2020  NOW VIRTUAL DEC. 1-4 71st 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 9-10, 2020 CDR Buttermakers Short Course MOVES ONLINE, For more information or to register Click here.

Sept 10, 2020 2:00 PM CDT NMC webinar: "Milking Procedures for Optimal Milk Quality and Milk Harvest." Click here to register.

Sept 15, 2020 2:00 PM CDT DCHA Webinar "New Research on Reproductive Management of Dairy Heifers," Click here for more information.

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 17, 2020 The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) Cheesemaking 101 online course, Click here for more information and registration

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

Oct. 1, 2020 The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) Cheesemaking 101 online course, Click here for more information and registration

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

Oct 12-16, 2020 22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium is going virtual. Click here for further information and to register.

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

Oct 13-16, 2020  17th International Annual Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health is Virtual, University of California Davis, Davis CA. Click here for details

Oct 15-21, 2020     124th USAHA Annual Meeting is now going virtual, Click here for more details

Oct 19 – 22, 2020 10:00AM - 2:00PM EDT Daily via Zoom . The 2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference* will be virtual, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here

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

Nov. 11-12, 2020.  Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, is now a virtual event., Click here for more information

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