September 1, 2014

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 Ken Olson, Ph: 630-237-4961, [email protected]

New dairy program rolled out

Milk producers' safety net was a contentious issue during this year's farm bill debate but now producers can hopefully benefit from the added security provided under the new dairy Market Protection Program (MPP) as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) formally announced enrollment for the new program.

The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin - the difference between the price of milk and feed costs - falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

Enrollment begins Sept. 2 and ends on Nov. 28, 2014, for 2014 and 2015. Participating farmers must remain in the program through 2018 and pay a minimum $100 administrative fee each year.

Producers will insure their margins on a sliding scale, and must decide annually both how much of their milk production to cover (from 25% up to 90%), and the level of margin they wish to protect.

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APHIS proposes to allow fresh beef from Northern Argentina

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a proposal to amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from Northern Argentina and Patagonia Region of Argentina, consisting of Patagonia South and Patagonia North

An APHIS risk assessment, conducted at the request of the government of Argentina, indicates that fresh (chilled or frozen) beef can be safely imported, provided certain conditions are met to ensure beef exported to the United States will not harbor the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The assessment concluded that Argentina is able to comply with the U.S. import restrictions.

The comprehensive assessment, that included five site visits to Argentina to assess the country's adequacy to effectively contain, eradicate and report an FMD outbreak, consisted of an in-depth evaluation of the 11 risk factors identified by APHIS as factors in assessing the risk of the relevant animal disease posed by a region. Two of the factors considered when assessing risk factors include, the region's disease status and vaccination status.

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NCBA concerned over imported beef from Argentina region

Trend continues for limited supply of U.S. feeder cattle

For the fifth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) "Cattle on Feed" report showed a year on year decline.

On Aug. 1, 2014, U.S. cattle and calves on feed in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 9.8 million head, 2% below last year (table).

For the month of July, placements were the lowest level since the report began in 1996.  Placements in feedlots during July penciled at 1.56 million head, down 7% from 2013.  The July placement figure was higher than market analysts had predicted prior to the report (chart).

Moreover, marketings of fed cattle during last month were also at the lowest level since 1996 at 1.79 million head, down 9% from July 2013.

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USDA forecasts higher livestock cash income


The net income situation for livestock and grain producers has nearly taken a complete reversal in the last three years, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) projecting higher livestock receipts whereas crop receipts are projected to fall.

In its 2014 Farm Sector Income & Finances report released Aug. 26, ERS projected livestock receipts are expected to increase by more than 15% in 2014, due to a 21% increase in dairy, a 20% increase in hog, and a 15% increase in cattle receipts.

Crop receipts are expected to decrease 7% in 2014 ($15.2 billion), led by a $12.8 billion decline in corn receipts.

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ADSA and Related Happenings

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The American Dairy Science Association� (ADSA�) is again taking the lead in assuring that the National Research Council's Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle (7th rev. ed., 2001), is updated in a timely manner. Through contributions from the ADSA Foundation and eleven (11) industry partners, full funding is in place. We are pleased to announce another action by ADSA and the ADSA Foundation to help move the effort forward, the 29th Discover Conference - "Amino Acid Requirements of Dairy Cattle". This topic is important to the dairy industry and timely because the discussion will feed into the National Research Council (NRC) Committee activities to update the Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle. The DISCOVER Conference will provide a venue for discussions about amino acid requirements and be an important source of new information for the NRC committee.

Discover 29 Conference topics include: protein and amino acid supply; protein and amino acid requirements; modeling and models; low crude protein diets and environmental impacts; and field applications - industry panel discussion.

Registration is now open (but limited to the first 130 participants), so put it on your calendar and make plans to attend:

29th Discover Conference

"Amino Acid Requirements of Dairy Cattle"

May 26-29, 2015

Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois


Making Responsible Choices about Antibiotic Drug Use

UW Milk Quality is pleased to announce a new video series: 'Making Responsible Choices about Antibiotic Drug Use.' As consumer consciousness about the food system increases, so do the concerns over antibiotic drug use and the potential of drug residue in the dairy industry. In the first episode, Dr. Pamela Ruegg speaks of the importance for producers and dairy professionals to understand these concerns and make sure that drugs are used responsibly. She explains what the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship is and how to establish one with your vet. Working closely with your veterinarian can ensure that your animals receive appropriate care and food produced from these animals will be safe for human consumption.

Click here to see the first episode: Understanding the Role of the Veterinarian. We have also made the video available on the ADSANews site on You Tube.

A downloadable factsheet for the episode is available on the UW site.


Interested in volunteering?

ADSA"s Mission Statement is "The American Dairy Science Association provides leadership in scientific and technical support to improve and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services". We fulfil that mission in a variety of way including volunteering. Here is an opportunity to help make a difference in the world. Winrock International is looking for volunteers with dairy expertise. Their volunteers work with farmers, businesses, organizations and governments worldwide on short-term assignments, sharing their experience and expertise and improving lives. Volunteer programs address emerging challenges and support existing programs through specialized services. Winrock pays for all travel expenses and coordinates all of the logistics. They are currently looking for 3 dairy experts (US citizens or permanent residents only) in the following areas (i) dairy nutrition ii) dairy management iii) forage production to volunteer in Bangladesh starting in October-Dec.


Since 1991, Winrock volunteers have traveled to 55 countries and completed more than 5,100 assignments. Volunteers support Winrock programs in the areas of agricultural development, economic growth, natural resource management, renewable energy, democracy and governance, enterprise development, and empowerment of women and youth. Presently, we have programs in West Africa (Guinea and Nigeria) and in Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar). You can learn more about our program at If you are interested in volunteering please contact Angela Kraszewski at [email protected] or by phone at 703-302-6550."   


Help the animal and dairy science community and attend JAM 2015 for free, too!

Referrals are the most tried-and-true way businesses grow, and the same is true for the Federation of Animal Science Societies (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 Jamie Ritter, FASS Executive Director at [email protected].

Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 264 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 July 1, 2015, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2015 JAM. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.

ADSA is a founding member of FASS. 


ADSA� on Linked In continues to grow

Our ADSA Linked In group continues to grow.  We now have 1,028 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to network with other dairy professionals from around the world.  Check it out here.

Dates to Note:

Sept. 7-9, 2014  -  NYS Cheese Manufacturers' Association Annual Fall Meeting, Sagamore on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY. Contact Janene Lucia 607-255-2892

Sept 8-12, 2014   -  Joint ISNH/ISRP International Conference   - : Harnessing the Ecology and Physiology of Herbivores, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia.  For more information,
click here

Sept. 16-18, 2014   -  NYS Association for Food Protection Annual Conference, Syracuse, NY. For more information click here

Sept. 17 - 18, 2014  -  75th Annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference*, Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel, Prior Lake, MN For more information click here

Sept 18 - 20, 2014  -  American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference,* in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  For more information click here.

Sept. 23-25, 2014  -   Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Food Science Building,University Park, Pennsylvania, for more information visit

Sept 30-Oct 4, 2014  -  World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI.  For more information click here

Oct. 6-8, 2014   -   11th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, Aarhus, Denmark. For more information click here.


Oct 6-9, 2014  -  28th Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture - Starch for Ruminants, Northern Illinois University Conference Center, Naperville, IL, for more information click here


Oct. 8-9, 2014  -  Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference*, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information click here


Oct.14-16, 2014  -   High Temperature Short Time(HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Click here for the Course Syllabus. For more information contact Steve Murphy 607-255-2893 or Janene Lucia 607-255-2892

Oct 16-22, 2014   -  U.S. Animal Health Association 118th Annual Meeting*, Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. For more information click here


Oct. 18-25, 2014   -  American Dairy Goat Association Annual Meeting & Convention, DoubleTree by Hilton, Portland, Maine. For more info, call 828-286-3801 or click here.

Oct 21-23, 2014   -  Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers *, for more information click here

Oct 21-23, 2014  -  Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Food Science Building, University Park, PA, for registration and more information click here


Oct 21-23, 2014 - Advanced Chieese Making Workshop, Cornell University Campus. For registration and more information, click here.


Oct 27, 2014   -   Vat Pasteurization Workshop, Stocking Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. For more information and registration click here

Oct 28-29, 2014   -  Basic Cheese Making Workshop, Stocking Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. For more information and registration
click here

Nov. 4, 2014  -
  Artisan/Farmstead Food Safety Workshop, Kansas City, MO,Innovation Center for US Dairy, hosted by Midwest Dairy Association and Dairy Practices Council For more information and registration visit:  and scroll down to the event.

Nov 10-13, 2014   -  The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Penn State University, Food Science Building, University Park, PA, for registration and more information click here

Nov. 12-13, 2014   -  Pennsylvania Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Holiday Inn, Grantville, PA, For more information, click here.

Nov 12-14, 2014 - The Dairyland Initiative Workshop - Stoney Creek Inn, La Crosse, WI.
 - Nov 12: Improving Calf Barn Air Quality through Positive Pressure Tube Systems and Barn Design
 - Nov 13: Positive Pressure Tube Design for Ventilation & Heat Abatement of Milking Center Holding Areas
 - Nov 14: Planning New & Remodeling Existing Housing for Dairy Cows
For more information, check the online brochure, for online registration click here.

Nov, 13-14, 2014   -  DCRC (Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council) Annual Meeting. Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, UT. For more information click here. 

Dec. 8-9, 2014  The Last Food Mile Conference, Philadelphia, PA. For more information, click here.


Jan. 4-10, 2015 - Ice Cream Short Course, The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA, For more information visit


Jan. 24-25, 2015 - Ice Cream 101: Introduction to Frozen Dessert, Food Science Building, University Park, PA.  For more information visit


Mar 23-26, 2015    NIAA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN For more information click here


Mar 30-Apr 1, 2015   2015 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Annual Meeting*, Madison, WI For more information click here.


Mar 30 - Apr 3, 2015    From Waste to Worth: Advancing Sustainability in Animal Agriculture- Seattle, WA. For more information  click here.


April 20-22, 2015    Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Ft. Wayne, IN. For more information, click here.

May 26-29, 2015 - 29th Discover Conference - "Amino Acid Requirements of Dairy Cattle," Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL. For more information, click here.

July 12-16, 2015    2015 ADSA- ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)*, Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Orlando, FL. For more information
click here


June 20-24, 2016  13th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis*, Nantes, France, For 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 for their ongoing support of ADSA and the Journal of Dairy Science�.

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition

Adisseo North America


Akey, Inc.

Elanco Animal Health

Pfizer Animal Health

Varied Industries Corp.

SoyPLUS / SoyChlor

Diamond V Mills Inc

Kent Feeds

Grande Cheese Co.

Danisco USA Inc

Land O'Lakes Inc

Kraft Foods

GEA Farm Technologies (Westfalia/Surge)

Prince Agri Products

Novus International

BioZyme Inc.

Ag Processing Inc.

Darling International Research

Performance Products, Inc.

MIN-AD, Inc.

Quali Tech

Zook Nutrition & Management

Swedish Univ. of Agri. Sciences


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Corporate membership
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