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USDA invests $27.6m in animal production research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) announced Aug. 11 more than $27.6 million in funding for projects that will boost food security through improved animal production and health.
The awards to support research, education and extension projects were made through NIFA's Agriculture & Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
"As we continue to face major challenges in agriculture production, such as the extreme weather events and droughts, diminishing water resources, climate change, pests and global competition, producers are looking for viable solutions," NIFA director Sonny Ramaswamy said. "These grants allow American agriculture to remain a competitive force by providing food that is not only nutritious, but safe, and abundant."
Use of remote injection methods in cattle questioned
The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, administered by the beef checkoff, has issued an advisory statement regarding the use of pneumatic darts or other remote injection methods in cattle.
BQA Guidelines for the administration of injectable drugs/products to cattle are available in the BQA National Manual and at bqa.org and other places.
According to the statement, there are no BQA guidelines for the administration of injectable drugs/products by the use of pneumatic darts or other similar methods designed to administer injectable products into cattle from a distance.
There are several challenges associated with the use of pneumatic darts or similar technologies for the administration of injectable drugs/products to cattle, including but not limited to the following:
FDA finds some improvement in antibiotic resistance trends
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration released its "2012-13 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report."
FDA said this report replaces its annual "NARMS Executive Summary" report and highlights antimicrobial resistance patterns in bacteria isolated from humans, retail meats and animals at slaughter. Specifically, the report focuses on major foodborne pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics that are considered important to human medicine, and on multidrug resistant pathogens (described as resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics).
NARMS monitors foodborne pathogens to determine whether they are resistant to various antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine. Specifically NARMS screens: non-typhoidal salmonella, campylobacter, Escherichia coli and enterococcus.
USDA forecasts third largest corn crop on record
U.S. growers are forecast to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, according to the Crop Production report issued Aug. 12 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Despite a 4% decrease from last year's production, if realized, this will be the third largest production on record.
Growers in the eastern part of the Corn Belt were hampered by wet conditions throughout spring and the early part of the summer this year. The rest of the region's states experienced favorable conditions, however, resulting in record-high corn yields in several states, including Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Overall, across the United States growers planted 88.9 million acres to corn, unchanged from the previous NASS estimate, made in June. As of August 2, 70% of U.S. corn was reported to be in good or excellent condition, three percentage points below the same time last year.
NAREEE Board Holds Public Meeting on Animal Welfare Report
On August 11th, the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board (NAREEE Board) met via teleconference to discuss the Phase II final report of the Animal Handling and Welfare Review Panel entitled: "Final Report of the Findings and Recommendations on the Phase II Review of the Animal Care and Well-Being at the Agricultural Research Service to the REE Under Secretary". The Animal Handling and Welfare Review Panel established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final report on July 23rd.
The NAREEE Board heard a summary of the report from the Aaron Olson, Chair of the Task Force. Dr. Olson reiterated that the Task Force found no evidence of animal mistreatment or improper handling during their review. He also stated that each of the sites visited during the review had a properly functioning Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). He then highlighted the major findings and recommendations of the report, which focus on refining the Agricultural Research Service's IACUC policies and procedures. A copy of the final report can be found here.
The NAREEE Board meeting was also open to the public for comments. During the comment period, representatives from the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Animals made statements about the report. Both expressed support for the work of the Task Force, but stated concerns including that the report did not address complaints about past abuse and that the site visits were pre-announced.
JAM 2016 NEWS
Salt Lake City, Utah / July 19-23, 2016
Innovative Science Meets Innovative Technology: e-Posters and Virtual Meetings
Say goodbye to lugging giant posters through the airport. Say goodbye to big spending at the printers. Say goodbye to trying to quickly scribble all the information from a talk into the margins of an abstract!
Posters at the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting are going electronic.
We are also bringing back the Virtual Meeting after amazing success at the 2014 JAM and at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Midwest meetings.
What are the differences between e-Posters and traditional posters?
The biggest difference is posters can now be interactive and more in-depth. Authors now have the ability to imbed files and links. Creating a nonlinear e-Poster means you are no longer limited to a 4 foot by 8 foot space! In addition, you can embed unique information including videos, url links and support data!
Another difference is that you can view any poster, no matter what day of the meeting it is. When poster sessions are not actively going on, all of the e-Poster screens will return to their home screen. Each home screen contains links to every poster shown on that screen during JAM. Not sure which screen has the poster you are looking for? Find one of the archive screens.
But what if I don't know how to use this new technology?
Don't sweat it. Tech support is at your beck and call. You can contact them if you have questions and they will walk you through the creation and upload of your poster step-by-step.
Please note there are two things to remember if submitting an e-Poster:
1. E-Posters must be uploaded before the meeting! There will be a deadline for submitting e-Posters. Tech support needs extra time so they can go through each e-Poster and double check that all links work.
2. You can make changes to your e-Poster at anytime, even after the submission deadline and all throughout the meeting. Tech support will be on-site for any last-minute changes or questions.
What do I need to know as a submitter about the Virtual Meeting?
You give permission for us to record your talk at submission! All symposia presentations are up within 24 hours of the presentations. Other presentations are posted within 10 days of the close of the meeting.
Differences in abstract submission to accommodate technology:
1. There will be a $30 submission fee for all abstract submissions. This includes abstracts submitted for oral presentations as well as poster presentations. This fee helps cover the cost of recording oral presentations for the Virtual Meeting, the e-Poster screens and hiring tech support.
2. You will be asked permission for us to record your oral presentation for the Virtual Meeting.
3. If we opt to create a poster library (this is still under investigation), you will be asked permission for us to place your poster in a library.
4. To streamline submissions in 2016, abstracts will only be accepted or rejected; there will not be revisions.
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Have you checked out the JDS Collections? The "JDS Collections" are compilations of significant papers and research developments within a particular subject area, selected by experts in that area. All papers have been published in the JDS. The following "Collections" are now available on the JDS site:
- Editor's Choice 2015, 2014, 2013
- Estrus Technology
- Listeria monocytogenes and Dairy Products
- Mastitis and Milk Quality
- Pregnancy Diagnosis and Resynchronization
- Timed AI Programs at First Insemination in Lactating Dairy Cattle
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|Aug 18-20, 2015 HACCP for Dairy Operations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY for more information click here.
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. 1-3, 2015 Fluid Milk Packaged for Consumption - Processing & Testing for Quality & Safety Workshop, Food Science Conference Center, 148 Stocking Hall on the Cornell Campus in Ithaca, NY. For more information, click here.
Sept 8-9, 2015 Cultured Dairy Products Short Course UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here
Sept 13-15, 2015 NYS Cheese Manufacturers' Association .Annual Fall Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lake Placid, NY, for more information contact Janene Lucia 607-255-2892
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 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. in 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
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October 14-18, 2015 ADGA Annual Convention, The Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID. For more information contact American Dairy Goat Association, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 information and registration click here
Oct 20-22, 2015 77th Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers*, Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY, For more information 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 Ralyea607-255-7643 or Janene Lucia607-255-2892
Nov 2-5, 2015 30th Discover Conference - "Creating an Enduring U.S. 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, Missouri, 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, New York, 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
Feb 17-19, 2016 Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by UW Platteville and Southwest Technical College in Platteville, WI For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site
Feb 23, 2016 Vermont Dairy Producers Conference, For more information click here
Feb 25-27, 2016 Western Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by College of the Sequoias in Tulare, CA For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site
Mar. 8 - 11, 2016 34th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar*, for more information click here
Mar 14 - 16, 2016 Midwest Meeting ADSA® Midwest Branch and ASAS Midwestern Section, Des Moines, IA
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
Apr18 - 20, 2016 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, For more information click here
May 1-4, 2016Large Dairy Herd Management (LDHM) Conference, Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, For more information click here
June 20-24, 2016 13th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis*, Nantes, France, For more information click here
July 19-23, 2016 ADSA- ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)*, Salt Lake City, UT, for more information click here
June 25-28, 2017 2017 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information click here
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