June 22, 2020
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Welcome to the Annual Meeting
American Dairy Science Association Executive Director, Catharine Perry, talks with Feedstuffs' Sarah Muirhead about the 2020 Annual Meeting and its transition to a virtual event this year.

Special Report - ADSA Annual Meeting Coverage
Welcome to the ADSA Virtual
Annual Meeting Dair-e-news

The 2020 ADSA Virtual Annual Meeting begins today and runs through Wednesday. June 24. Being totally on-line is a new experience, but we know it will be a great meeting. We are pleased to once again be sending "Special Editions" of this newsletter to you from the meeting. An outstanding group of graduate students will be working with us to help provide daily coverage of many of the scientific sessions and other activities that are taking place throughout the meeting.

Our writers include:
Bailey Basiel              Penn State             
Kayla Alward              Virginia Tech          
yunna wang               University of Wisconsin-Madison     
Meghan Connelly         University of Wisconsin-Madison     
Miriam Snider             University of Vermont                  
Ashley Putman           Michigan State University            
kaavya rathnakumar    South Dakota State University         
Abigail Krentz             The Ohio State University           
Shayanti Minj             South Dakota State University         
Timothy Lott               Cornell University             
Bo Zhang                     UC Davis                
Arup Ratan Sen          The University of Tennessee           
Shivani Badiger          The Ohio State University           
Sonali Raghunath        University of Minnesota               
Iswarya Rajesh           University of Alberta          

If you are attending the meeting, we welcome you to the meeting and invite you to stop by the ADSA and FASS booths during “Power Hours” to say "Hello." If you aren't able to attend, we hope you get a taste of the meeting and begin making plans to attend next year's annual meeting, in Louisville, Kentucky, July 11-14, 2021.

Enjoy the coverage!

Dairy Science Careers Pages

Looking for a job?    Have a job posting to share with ADSA Virtual Annual Meeting attendees? 

The ADSA Virtual Meeting has two great options to help you find that perfect match. First, head over to myDairyCareer . This site is free to post and free to peruse postings. Then, head over to the FASS Job Board . If you have a position to post, send that to  web@assochq.org . While it is normally $150 to post on this board, FASS has made it   free   for ADSA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Registrants for the dates of the meeting! Take advantage of this great deal today. As always, it’s free to peruse job postings on the FASS Job Board. Good luck with your search!

Announcing the launch of a new journal, JDS Communications

ADSA’s new gold open access journal now accepting submissions

JDS Communications , a new gold open access journal from the American Dairy Science Association®, invites you to submit your research. An official publication of ADSA®, JDS Communications is being launched in response to the rapid growth of Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) over the past decade.

JDS Communications is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes short, concise original research that relates to the production and processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption.

“As incoming editor in chief, I’d like to welcome you to submit papers to our new journal. JDS Communications will offer a fresh and different publication option for dairy scientists. We are interested in high-quality research studies that are focused, hypothesis-driven, and designed to answer a specific question on the production or processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption. We aim for rapid turnaround and a short time to publication,” Matthew Lucy, PhD, said.

As of August 18, 2020 , the Journal of Dairy Science ® (JDS) will no longer receive new submissions for short communications, hot topics, or technical notes. Instead, these article types will go to JDS Communications . Authors who have an article submitted to JDS and in review will be offered the opportunity to publish their article with JDS or move it to JDS Communications . We are waiving the open access charges for the first 25 articles published in JDS Communications as an incentive to our inaugural authors.

“The launch of JDS Communications is further proof that ADSA is strengthening its position and expanding its brand nationally and internationally, attracting dairy scientists who want to publish in our journals and attend our meetings. JDS Communications helps fulfill our goal of promoting science, education, and service for the global dairy sector,” Rafael Jimenez-Flores, PhD, ADSA president, said.

The initial editorial team will consist of Matthew Lucy (University of Missouri), editor in chief and Physiology section editor; MaryAnne Drake (North Carolina State), Dairy Foods section editor; Pam Ruegg (Michigan State), Health, Behavior, and Well-Being section editor; Jennie Pryce (Agriculture Victoria & La Trobe University), Genetics section editor; and John Roche (NZ Ministry for Primary Industries), Animal Nutrition and Farm Systems section editor. These individuals were selected based on their past service as JDS section editors, their extensive expertise within their respective fields, and their broad understanding of dairy science.
“I hope that you as authors, readers, and reviewers will support this exciting new journal for research in the dairy sciences. I appreciate the efforts of the many people who have come together to create this new journal that will serve the global dairy science community,” said Lucy.
Proper location of solid feed can improve nutrient intake and growth of dairy calves prior to weaning

Research in the Journal of Dairy Science ® studies gradual weaning of dairy calves.

Dairy producers are feeding dairy calves more milk before weaning, as research has demonstrated that greater milk consumption provides short- and long-term benefits for calves. Encouraging solid feed consumption by calves on high-milk diets, however, can be challenging. Researchers have concluded that gradual weaning solves this problem more effectively than abrupt weaning, but more research is needed to optimize the process. In a recent article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science , scientists from the University of Guelph studied gradual weaning of 60 calves divided into four groups using two weaning programs and two feed placement locations.
It is unknown whether a step-wise reduction in milk consumption during gradual weaning is better than a more continuous reduction. “It was predicted that small, frequent reductions in milk would be a more natural weaning process and cause less stress,” said lead investigator, Trevor DeVries, PhD, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada. “Therefore, reducing milk by larger quantities in a step-wise weaning program may be more noticeable to the calf and result in more behavioral indicators of stress, such as increased activity and vocalizations.” Improving weaning transition, optimizing solid feed intake to prepare for a solid diet, increasing weight gain, and reducing stress are all important considerations.
The University of Guelph study compared continuous reduction of milk during weaning with step-wise reduction, as well as varying the location of the solid feed. Solid feed was placed next to the calves’ milk source or on the opposite side of the pen, next to their water source. Because cows associate locations with the quality of food located there, the researchers hypothesized that placing the solid feed near the highly desirable milk would encourage solid feed intake.
Contrary to expectations, both weaning programs resulted in similar solid feed consumption, weight gain, and behavioral indicators of stress. As hypothesized, however, calves fed solid feed near their milk supply consumed more solid feed, milk, and water prior to weaning, resulting in 10 percent higher average daily weight gain during that time period. These calves also had greater feed efficiency in the second week of weaning and showed fewer stress-related behaviors once weaning concluded. This work highlighted that further research is needed on weaning strategies, water placement, and how these apply in group housing situations.
The Transition Period
– From Physiology to Management October 26-29, 2020
Eaglewood Resort & Spa

The 39th ADSA Discover Conference will focus on scientific advancements made in the last 10 years and feature discussion of unanswered questions and controversies about the transition period. Small group discussions will be woven into the program, including focused discussions with the speakers. The program will bridge from the fundamental science to its application.

Conference Topics include:
• Physiology
• Inflammation and Immune Function
• Management and Feeding
• Monitoring and Analysis
• Health

Registration postmarked by September 28, 2020 is $375 for ADSAARPAS members and $425 for non-members, which includes sessions and most meals. After September 28, 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-PA C). 

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). .

ADSA® Resources for the Classroom and for Work
Looking for current and powerful resources for the classroom or for work?
The Large Dairy Herd Management  (3rd ed., e-book) is now available for purchase from the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) at student rates. Past editions have been among the most widely used dairy information resources in the world. This edition was developed to help meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students from around the world. It brings peer-reviewed dairy science and management information to users in a readily accessible, easy-to-use format. The e-book includes 97 chapters in 15 sections. Detailed information about the sections, section editors, book sponsors, a preview copy and other information on the e-book is available at http://ldhm.adsa.org/ . Only interested in one of two sections? An option to purchase individual sections is also available.
S-PAC ( the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) is the largest, user searchable, on-line database of animal agriculture conference proceedings in the world.

It provides easy access to results from cutting edge research as well as examples of “real world” application of that work through proceedings from many of the top animal related conferences around the world. Over 660 proceedings from more than 60 conferences are included.

Visit https://spac.adsa.org/ for more information including a complete list of conferences.

ADSA MEMBER DISCOUNTS are available for both publications and 2020 ADSA Virtual Annual Meeting attendees get 90 days of complementary access to S-PAC.
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow – Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,722 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
In The News
Lean meat, dairy part of healthy dietary guidelines
The draft scientific report presented by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) on June 17 confirmed the role dairy and lean meat can play in a healthy diet, which was welcome news to industry groups.

Organic livestock rule misses June 17 deadline
The Organic Farmers Assn. (OFA) delivered a letter to members of Congress asking them to ensure that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program (NOP) complies with the law and finalizes the Origin of Livestock rule as soon as possible.

EU dairy policies wreak havoc on global dairy prices
The European Union’s Skim Milk Powder (SMP) Intervention Program has economically harmed the U.S. dairy industry — especially U.S. farm-gate milk prices — in 2016 through 2019, according to a new  economic analysis  released by U.S. dairy groups.


June 21-24, 2020   2020 ADSA® Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, For registration and more information click here  CANCELED - NOW TO BE VIRTUAL

June 22-26, 2020 Buttermaker Apprenticeship Workshop, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit  https://www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses/buttermakers_apprenticeship_19

June 28-30, 2020  121st CCOA Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, For more information visit  www.ccoadairy.org

July 14-16, 2020  High Temperature Short Time Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

July 20-23, 2020  Certified Milk Inspectors School, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  

July 27-31, 2020 ADPI/ABI Joint Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Downtown, Chicago, IL. For complete event information and registration, click here https://www.eventsquid.com/event/8724  - WILL NOW BE A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Aug 4-5, 2020 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 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   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 3-4, 2020  Leadership Skills for Success, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration.
Sept 15-17, 2020  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   Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University Park Campus, For information and registration visit :  https://agsci.psu.edu/cultured-dairy

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  www.adpi.org

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   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, Details to come

Nov 9-12, 2020 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 registration and more information.
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 8-10, 2020  Preventive Controls for Human Food, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration  
June 1-4, 2021 40th ADSA Discover Conference - 2021 Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cows, Eaglewood Resort & Spa. For Registration and more information, click here .

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
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: 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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