June 8, 2015

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Canada, Mexico respond to COOL 

Canada and Mexico will seek World Trade Organization (WTO) authorization to impose retaliatory measures against exports to their countries.


Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade, and Gerry Ritz, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, jointly with Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, and Enrique Mart�nez y Mart�nez, Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, today issued the following statement on the two countries' next steps at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States' country of origin labelling (COOL) measure:


"On May 18, 2015, the WTO once again confirmed Canada and Mexico's long-standing position that the United States' mandatory COOL requirements for beef and pork are discriminatory and are a violation of the United States' international trade obligations.


"The amended COOL measure, which causes Canadian and Mexican livestock and meat to be segregated from those of U.S. origin, is damaging to North America's supply chain and is harmful to producers and processors in all three countries.

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FDA releases final VFD plan

The Food & Drug Administration has issued guidance for the animal-agriculture industry fostering the judicious use of antibiotics in food-producing animals.

U.S. Department of Agriculture chief scientist Dr. Catherine Woteki shared the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) would remove the approved label use for growth promotion for antibiotics in farm animals, and also requiring that the uses of antibiotics on the farm be under a veterinarian's prescription.

The VFD final rule outlines the process for authorizing use of VFD drugs (animal drugs intended for use in or on animal feed that require the supervision of a licensed veterinarian) and provides veterinarians in all states with a framework for authorizing the use of medically important antimicrobials in feed when needed for specific animal health purposes.

Woteki said the guidance will remove the use of growth promotion antibiotics in animal agriculture and instead use antibiotics "in a very judicious and targeted way at certain stages of an animal's development when it's particularly vulnerable to disease so that the overall usage of antibiotics in animal agriculture will be used for the treatment of disease in animals, or the specific prevention of disease at very distinct stages in the animal's development."

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Antibiotic alternative aids immune response 

A University of Wisconsin-Madison animal scientist has developed an antibiotic-free method to protect animals raised for food against common infections.

"You really can't control the bugs forever; they will always evolve a way to defeat your drugs," Mark Cook, a professor of animal sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and entrepreneur, said.

Cook's current work focuses on a fundamental immune "off-switch" called interleukin 10 (IL-10), manipulated by bacteria and many other pathogens to defeat the immune system during infection. He and animal sciences associate researcher Jordan Sand have learned to disable this switch inside the intestine, the site of major farm animal infections such as the diarrheal disease coccidiosis.

Cook vaccinates laying hens to create antibodies to IL-10. The hens put the antibody in eggs that are then sprayed on the feed of the animals he wants to protect. The antibody neutralizes the IL-10 off-switch in those animals, allowing their immune systems to better fight disease.

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U.S. exports cattle to Ecuador for first time since 2003
A chartered flight transporting 156 U.S. bulls and heifers arrived at Ecuador's Latacunga airport May 20, marking the first sale of U.S. live cattle to South America in a dozen years. The shipment, valued at almost $700,000, was the first since the 2003 detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States.

Ecuador has expressed it intends to purchase 20,000 to 30,000 head of cattle over the next three years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Office of Agricultural Affairs in Quito. FAS Quito worked closely with staff from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to facilitate the purchase by the Ecuadorean Ministry of Agriculture.

ADSA and Related Happenings 


"Large Dairy Herd Management" Suggestions Invited

The American Dairy Science Association Foundation is developing for publication and release the third edition of Large Dairy Herd Management.  To assure that it is as useful as possible suggestions and recommendations for possible sections and chapter topics; and, for key authors and section editors for the project are being sought.

This new comprehensive international reference is targeted for practicing dairy management professionals, progressive farmers, and for upper division university students studying dairy science and management.  It will be written in a practical application style, yet reflect the scientific rigor of the Journal of Dairy Science.  Authors and section editors will be chosen for their exceptional expertise in their respective disciplines and fields.

An international conference http://www.adsa.org/Meetings/LargeDairyHerd.aspx in May 2016 in the Chicago area will precede the e-book release.  The publication also will be available by print-on-demand.

We invite your input!  An on-line input form has been developed and is available at: http://www.fass.org/survey/survey.asp?ID=152.  A page is included for each of the suggested Sections listed below:













Herd Management, Analysis, Decision-Making


                (Herd/Cow Monitoring Technologies)


15. Other?

16. Other?

For each section there are text boxes where you are invited to suggest:

  • Chapter/Talk Topics/Titles
  • Authors/Speakers for the Topic/Section
  • Section editors for each section

You may provide multiple suggestions in each area.

This is your opportunity to provide input on this text that will be used around the world. But don't delay.  We would appreciate receiving your input by June 16, 2015. 

FASS Participates in White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

On June 2nd, the Obama Administration convened a "White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship" to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship.  Representatives from more than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders participated in the meeting to discuss commitments to implement changes over the next five years to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections.  Mike Lilburn, Past President of FASS, participated on behalf of FASS and shared his perspectives on the role of scientific societies in providing education and outreach on antibiotic stewardship.  FASS is listed as one of the organizations making a commitment to address the issue of antibiotic stewardship, which can be found on a White House Fact Sheet entitled "Over 150 Animal and Health Stakeholders Join White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance".  USDA Under Secretary Cathy Woteki also wrote a blog article on the forum, which can be found here.

In conjunction with the forum, President Obama also signed a memorandum directing Federal departments and agencies to create a preference for meat and poultry produced according to responsible antibiotic-use.  Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation, which facilitates bringing the feed-use of antibiotics under the oversight of licensed veterinarians.

S-PAC Grows Again

We are pleased to announce the addition of proceedings from the 2015 Florida Dairy Production Conference to S-PAC.  Subscribers now have access to 521 proceedings from 57 conferences. Visit http://spac.adsa.org/ for a complete list of conference included in S-PAC. If you are not already a subscriber, now is a great time to become one. Just click on the

JAM 2015 Updates and Reminders

JAM early registration closes on June 19, after which registration fees increase substantially, so if you haven't already be sure to register now! Visit the registration page to register online. Hotel registration also closes on June 19.  Rooms are limited at the Shingle Creek, but serveal other options are included on the "Hotel Information" page. Complimentary shuttle service will be available during JAM hours between the additional hotels and the Rosen Shingle Creek. 

To help in planning your JAM 2015, the website now includes the final JAM 2015 Scientific Program and the fully redesigned MyProgram. The revamped MyProgram functions as a mobile scheduling assistant and includes abstracts for all scientific sessions, as well as general meeting information, times and locations of special events, exhibitor details, invited speaker bios, and more.

MyProgram allows you to :

  • Navigate the entire scientific program, optimized for your mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer
  • View the schedule ahead, with MyProgram displaying in real time
  • Search the entire program with just a few keystrokes
  • Set up a personalized schedule of presentations and events you want to attend and posters you want to see
  • Transfer your personal schedule between devices for easy viewing anywhere on nearly any device
  • Start planning now by going to http://m.jtmtg.org

Also new for JAM 2015 id the "Poster in my Pocket: app. It is a great tool for poster presenters and attendees.  Check it out here.

For more information on this year's JAM, visit the meeting website and check back often for updates on

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!


Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend JAM 2015 for free?

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, oncost-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.


Are You Part of ADSA� on Linked In

Our ADSA Linked In group continues to grow. We currently have 1,342 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:


June 10-11, 2015   4-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference, Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. For more information contact Jim Salfer at [email protected]

June 10-11, 2015  Basic Level Science of Yogurt and Fermented Dairy Products Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. For more information, Click here. To register, Click here.

June 15-18, 2015  17th International Symposium of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD), Saskatoon, Sask. For more information, click here.

June 16-18, 2015    Advanced Science of Yogurt & Fermented Dairy Products Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. For more information contact
Tristan Zuber  607-254-3313 or Louise Felker 607-255-7098. To register, Click here.

June 24, 2015   Northeast Fluid Milk Forum, DoubleTree Hotel, East Syracuse, NY. For more information and to register, 

June 24-25, 2015  2015 Precision Dairy Conference and Expo, Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN. For more information contact Marcia Endres, PHD, 612-624-5391 or [email protected]. For more information, click here.

July 1-3, 2015  The XVII International Silage Conference, Piracicaba, Brazil. For more information, click here.

July 7-8, 2015  Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference, Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center, Springfield, MO. For more information, click here.

July 9-12, 2015   2015 Interbull Annual Meeting, Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. For more information, click here or here.

July 11-18, 2015  ADGA National Show, Deschutes County Expo Center, Redmond, OR. For more information contact American Dairy Goat Association, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160; 828-286-3801 or [email protected] or www.ADGA.org


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

July 12-16, 2015   National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AM?PIC)* Sioux Falls, SD. For more information, click here.

July 20-23, 2015  Certified Milk Inspector's School in Association with NY State Agriculture & Markets, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. For more information contact
Janene Lucia 607-255-2892 or Steve Murphy 607-255-2893

Aug 4-5, 2015  Milk Pasteurization, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI

Download a copy of the brochure and register for the short course

Aug 18-20, 2015   HACCP for Dairy Operations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY for more information. Steve Murphy 607-255-2893 or Louise Felker 607-255-7098.

Aug. 20-21, 2015   Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference, Embassy Suites, DFW, Grapevine, TX. For more information, click here

Aug. 27-29, 2015  8th International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology, Hotel LEGOLAND, Billund, Denmark. For more information and registration,
click here.

Sept 6-8, 2015    NYS Cheese Manufacturers' Association .Annual Fall Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lake Placid, NY, for more information contact
Janene Lucia  607-255-2892


Sept 8-9, 2015    Cultured Dairy Products Short Course UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here

Sept 15-17, 2015   
Fluid Milk Processing for Quality& Safety, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information contact Steve Murphy607-255-2893 or Janene Lucia607-255-2892

Sept 16-17, 2015   The 76th Minnesota Nutrition Conference, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN. For more information, click here

Sept 17-19, 2015  48th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners*, New Orleans, LA. For more information, click here.

Sept 21-24, 2015    
NYS Association for Food Protection Annual Conference/FDA NE Regional Update, Syracuse, NY, For more information contact Janene Lucia  607-255-2892

Sept 22-24, 2015    Master Artisan Short Course Series, UW Madison,  For more information
click here

Sept 28-Oct 1, 2015  5th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products and Associated Risks: Connecting Research, Regulations and Responses. Lancaster, PA. For more information, click here.

Sept 29-Oct. 3, 2015   World Dairy Expo "Dairy in our DNA", Madison, WI. For more information, click here.

Oct 12-16, 2015    Cheese Tech Short Course, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here

Oct 13-15, 2015   High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information contact
Steve Murphy 607-255-2893 or  Janene Lucia  607-255-2892

Oct 14-18, 2015   ADGA Annual Convention, The Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID. For more information contact American Dairy Goat Assn. PO Box 865, Spindale NC 28160, 828-286-3801 or [email protected] or www.ADGA.org


Oct 20-21, 2015   Dairy Ingredient Applications, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here

Oct. 20-22, 2015  Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Rodney A. Erickson. Food Science Building, University Park, PA. For more information and to register, click here.

Oct 22-24, 2015  Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by Penn State University in State College, PA. For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site.

Oct 22-28, 2015  119th IUSAHA-AAVLD Annual Meeting, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI. For more information, click here.

Oct 26, 2015  Vat Pasteurization Workshop in Association with NYS Agriculture & Markets, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information contact  Rob Ralyea 607-255-7643 or  Janene Lucia 607-255-2892

Oct 26-28, 2015  12th Anniversary of the International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, Sydney, Australia. For more information, click here.

Oct 27-28, 2015    Basic Cheese Making Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information contact
Rob Ralyea 607-255-7643 or Janene Lucia607-255-2892

Nov 2-5, 2015   30th Discover Conference. Creating an enduring US dairy production sector, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL. For more information, click here

Nov 5-7, 2015    Cheese Grading Short Course, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information
click here

Nov 9-11, 2015  Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals*, Kansas City, Mo. For more information, click here.

Nov 9-12, 2015  The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Penn State University, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Bldg, University Park, PA. For more information and registration, click here.

Nov 11-12, 2015 PA Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop. For more information, click here.

Nov 12-13, 2015  DCRC Annual Meeting, Adam's Mark, Buffalo, NY. For more information, click here.

Nov 15-17, 2015  Southern Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by Virginia Tech in Abington, VA. For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site

Dec 2-4, 2015   Ice Cream Makers Short Course, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI
Download a copy of the brochure and register for the short course

Feb 17-19, 2016  Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by Platteville and Southwest Technical College in Platteville, WI. For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site.

Feb 25-27, 2016  Western Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by College of Sequoias in Tulare, CA. For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site.

April 7-9, 2016  North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge & Academy: hosted by the Northeast Region in Syracuse, NY. For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site.

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�.

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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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