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Milk, meat dramatically improves nutrition in Zambia
Over the past several decades in Zambia, data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations show that there has been a decrease in the per capita consumption of milk, meat, and eggs and an increase in starchy roots, primarily cassava.
The resulting diet is vitamin and mineral deficient, which can lead to stunted growth and slowed brain development, shortened life expectancy, increased rates of infant mortality, vulnerability to disease and illness, and inability of mothers to nurse.
Researchers at the University of Illinois compared four diet scenarios to better understand differences among differing dietary approaches to help improve the nutrition of the poor in developing countries such as Zambia.
"We started by defining a typical diet in Zambia by using data from the World Food Dietary Assessment System," said U of I economist Peter Goldsmith. "It's a program that was developed primarily for dietary research projects in developing countries. A baseline is established based on food availability, not actual consumption."
DOJ asked to block WhiteWave, Danone merger
The proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by France-based dairy giant Groupe Danone is anticompetitive and a threat to the U.S. organic dairy market, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog group. It also launched a petition calling for federal regulators to investigate the proposed merger.
Danone (Dannon in the U.S.) owns Activa, Oikos, Dannon and the world's largest organic yogurt brand, Stonyfield. Its proposed $10 billion purchase of WhiteWave would combine Stonyfield with Wallaby, a rapidly growing organic yogurt label, and with Horizon, the nation's largest organic milk brand, giving Danone a larger share of the U.S. organic dairy market than a single company has ever controlled.
Guide on 'leftovers' for livestock released
By acquainting stakeholders with the relevant legal requirements, a new guide aims to encourage the appropriate and lawful diversion of food scraps to animals, which, in turn, can create mutually beneficial partnerships between food waste generators and livestock growers and, ultimately, can reduce the negative environmental impacts of wasted food.
In "Leftovers for Livestock: A Legal Guide for Using Excess Food as Animal Feed," the University of Arkansas Food Recovery Project and Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic provide the first-ever catalogue of the different state regulations and requirements for feeding food scraps to animals. "Leftovers for Livestock" serves as an important resource for businesses with food scraps that could go to animals, livestock farmers and other interested stakeholders.
In the U.S., approximately 160 billion lb. of food are wasted every year. The U.S. spends $218 billion each year growing, processing, transporting and disposing of this food. As wasted food breaks down in landfills, it emits methane - a potent greenhouse gas with 56 times the atmospheric warming power of carbon dioxide.
Farm Bureau asks for emergency dairy assistance
Against a backdrop of plummeting farm-level milk prices and farm cash receipts for milk sales, the American Farm Bureau Federation this week asked the Agriculture Department to provide emergency assistance for the nation's dairy farmers.
In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, AFBF president Zippy Duvall said AFBF supported a recent request from 61 members of Congress asking USDA to provide emergency assistance.
Duvall noted the U.S. all-milk price fell to $14.50 per hundredweight in May, the lowest level since 2009. In addition, he told the USDA, dairy farm cash receipts from milk sales have fallen $16 billion since the record highs of 2014.
"The decline in dairy farm revenue has led many dairy farm families to exit the industry," Duvall wrote. "In 2015 we lost 1,225 dairy farms - many of those small dairy farm operations where the average herd size is fewer than 200 milking cows."
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Announces Advisory Councils
On August 10th, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced that it has formed six advisory councils to assist the foundation regarding program development and implementation, potential partnerships to address food and agriculture challenges. Council members will serve two or year terms.
Membership in the advisory council on Sustainable Farm Animal Productivity, Resilience, and Health is listed below. Dr. Morgan Scott of Texas A&M University will serve as Chair of this council.
SUSTAINABLE FARM ANIMAL PRODUCTIVITY, RESILIENCE, AND HEALTH
Sheila Andrew, Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Lisa Becton, D.V.M. National Pork Board
Sebastian Belle Maine Aquaculture Association; Econ-Aqua; TAAG
Barry Bradford, Ph.D. Kansas State University
D. Layne Coppock, Ph.D. Utah State University
Lauren Gwin, Ph.D. Oregon State University; Niche Meat Processor Assistant Network
G. Donald Ritter, D.V.M. Mountaire Farms
*Harvey Morgan Scott, D.V.M., Ph.D. Texas A&M University
John Smith, D.V.M. Fieldale Farms Corporation
Duane Theuninck, Ph.D. Cargill, Inc.
Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
More information on FFAR and the advisory councils can be found by clicking here.
Attention: Animal Science Companies!
Are You Looking for Way to Thank Your Best Customers?
S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) is the largest online collection of proceedings from animal-related conferences in the world. It allows subscribers from across the globe to access 560 proceedings from 59 of the top animal-related conferences worldwide-and it is constantly growing (visit http://spac.adsa.org to view a full listing of current conferences). It turns conference proceedings from a book on your shelf, a CD on your desk, or a file hiding somewhere on the Internet to a comprehensive source of valuable, highly searchable information available whenever you need it. Users can search every article in the database in a single pass for exactly the information they need. It is a great tool for anyone in the industry, and its value increases every time new proceedings and conferences are added to the collection.
Does this sound like a resource that you would like to share with your best customers?
ADSA now provides an easy and affordable way for you to do that-the S-PAC Bundle. You can now purchase a bundle of subscriptions to distribute to your customers to show them how much you appreciate their business ... and they will keep you in mind as they use S-PAC! Here are the basics:
Determine which bundle best meets your needs (multiple bundles may be purchased):
- 25 subscriptions at $60* each: total cost = $1,500
- 50 subscriptions at $55 each: total cost = $2,750
- 100 subscriptions at $45 each: total cost = $4,500
*Note: The ADSA individual member rate is $75 and the non-member rate is $150, so buying bundled subscriptions provides a considerable savings!
Then go to https://secure.fass.org/SPAC_bundles.asp to place your order. A pdf with your bundle's unique access codes will sent to you as a pdf, suitable for printing on business card stock, for easy distribution. The individual to whom you give S-PAC will use the code to activate their S-PAC subscription (ADSA membership is not required to activate subscriptions), which runs for 365 days from date of activation. There is nothing else you need do except know that you will stand out and be remembered and appreciated by your most valuable customers.
Please contact Ken Olson by e-mail: [email protected] or phone: 630-237-4961 if you have additional questions.
Large Dairy Herd Management Conference Recordings available
Synchronized PowerPoint� presentations from the Large Dairy Herd Management conference, hosted by the ADSA Foundation at the Hilton Oakbrook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL May 1-4, 2016, are now available for sale to all interested individuals. They provide an opportunity to get a preview of the upcoming e- book and are a great resource for use in the classroom or industry meetings. Ninety four presentations, each representing one chapter in the Large Dairy Herd Management, 3rd Edition, are grouped into the fifteen sections planned for the e-book. The e-book is scheduled for release in early 2017. The sections are:
- Large Herd Systems - Steven P. Washburn, North Carolina State University
- Building Sustainability and Capacity - Dave Beede, Michigan
- State University
- Facilities and Environment - Joseph M. Zulovich, University of
- Missouri & Joseph P. Harner, Kansas State University
- Milk Markets and Marketing - Normand R. St-Pierre, The Ohio State University
- Genetic Selection Programs and Breeding Strategies - Kent A. Weigel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Calves and Replacements - Robert E. James, Virginia Tech
- Reproduction and Reproductive Management - William W. Thatcher, University of Florida
- Nutrition and Nutritional Management - Richard J. Grant & Heather M. Dann, William H. Miner Agricultural Research - Institute
- Lactation and Milking Systems - Rupert M. Bruckmaier, - University of Bern
- Mastitis and Milk Quality - Joseph S. Hogan, The Ohio State - University/OARDC
- Animal and Herd Welfare - Trevor DeVries, University of - Guelph
- Herd Health - Carlos A. Risco, University of Florida
- Business, Economic Analysis, Decision-Making - Albert De Vries, University of Florida
- Effectively Managing Farm Employees - Stanley J. Moore & Phillip T. Durst, Michigan State University
- Precision Management Technologies - Jeffrey M. Bewley, University of Kentucky
The presentations provide an overview of the content planned for each chapter. The entire set, or one or more sections, can be viewed without limitation for one year, from date of subscription.
Make Your Plans to Attend the Discover Conference: Big Data Dairy Management
The availability of increasingly powerful computers and new technologies provides new business management opportunities in many fields. In the last few years, most large companies have embraced the concept of "big data" techniques as part of their management strategy. The dairy industry remains a perfect application of decision science and big data because: (1) it is characterized by considerable price, weather and biological variation, and uncertainty, (2) technologies, such as those that monitor dairy cow yield, physiology, and behaviour are easily available, (3) and the primary output, fluid milk, is difficult to differentiate, increasing the need for alternative means of business differentiation. Big data represents a potential management breakthrough for the dairy industry. Various industry and academic players have been working within this area without a venue to discuss overall strategies and opportunities. The Discover conference, that will be held November 1-4, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Centre in Oak Brook, Illinois, will provide such a venue.
Tentative Conference Themes are:
* What is Big Data?
* How is it being used in other industries
* Big data analysis techniques
* Data integration and visualization
* Sensor data use and management
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?
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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 June 1, 2017, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 25 to 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
Are You Part of ADSA� on Linked In
Our ADSA Linked In group continues to grow. We now include 1,566 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to get information and network with other dairy professionals from around the world. Check it out here.
Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members
We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the Journal of Dairy Science�.
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|Aug 15-18, 2016 Food Safety Systems (HACCP) and Implementing SQF, Cornell University, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Aug 17-18, 2016 2016 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference*, Embassy Suites, Grapevine, TX, For registration and more information click here
Aug 30-Sept 1, 2016 Advanced Fluid Milk Packaged for Consumption Workshop, Food Science Conference Center, 148 Stocking Hall, Cornell Campus, Ithaca, NY, To register click here
Sept 6-8, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, FDA Regional Field Office, Jamaica NY, For more information click here
Sept 11-14, 2016. WATER Technologies Short Course - Process & Reuse Water, Wastewater & Desalination, TIPS building, Texas A&M University Campus, College Station, TX For more information click here
Sept 13-14, 2016 Master Artisan Short Course Series, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Sept 14-15, 2016 Advanced Fluid Milk Cornell University, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Sept 15-17, 2016 American Association of Bovine Practitioners*, 49th Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, For more information and registration click here
Sept 21-22, 2016 77th Minnesota Nutrition Conference*, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN, For more information and registration click here
Sept 27-28, 2016 American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Dairy Ingredient Seminar, Fess Parker Doubletree, Santa Barbara, CA for more information visit www.adpi.org
Sept 27-29, 2016 2016 International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, UC Davis Conference Center, Davis, CA For more information click here
Oct 3-7, 2016 Cheese Tech Short Course, Babcock, Hall Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 4 - 6, 2016 Introduction to Dairy Processing and Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 4-6, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets Office, Albany NY , For more information click here
Oct 4-8, 2016 50th World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI. For more information click here
Oct 11-13, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park, For more information click here
Oct 11-12, 2016 Dairy Ingredient Manufacturing, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 11-13, 2016 High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, For more information contact Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 13-19, 2016 120th IUSAHA- AAVLD Annual Meeting, Greensboro Sheraton Hotel, Greensboro, NC, For more information click here.
Oct 18-20, 2016 78th Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY, For more information and registration click here
Oct 19-20, 2016 Advanced Cheese Making, Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 19 - 20, 2016 HTST Maintenance Workshop, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25-26, 2016 Vat Pasteurization/Basic Cheese Making Workshop, On-line and Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 25 - 26, 2016 Advanced Clean In Place (CIP), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25 - 26, 2016 American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Technical Symposium, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.org
Oct 25-27, 2016 Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Food Science Building, Curtain and Bigler Roads, University Park, PA 16802, For detail on the workshop and a registration information click here.
Oct 25-30, 2016 American Dairy Goat Association Convention, Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, Austin, Texas. For more information contact ADGA, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801 www.ADGA.org.
Oct 27, 2016 American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Lactose Seminar, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.org
Nov 1-4, 2016 31st ADSA Discover Conference: Big Data Dairy Management, Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016 Cheese Grading Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016 Dairy Risk Management Seminar, Chicago, IL for more information visit www.adpi.org
Nov 2-5, 2016 SAVE COWS Symposium: Promote Foot Health - The Solution to Animal Welfare, Madison, Wis. For more information and to register, click here.
Nov 7-10, 2016 The Science and Art of Cheese Making short course, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA, for more information and registration click here
Nov 9-10, 2016 Pennsylvania Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, For more information click here
Nov 10-11, 2016 2016 DCRC Annual Meeting, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, For registration and more information click here
Nov 14-16, 2016 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals*, St. Louis, MO, For more information and registration click here
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2016 Ice Cream Makers Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Dec 4, 2016 The 4th Annual Meeting of the Multistate Research Project, NE1201 - "Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals (MDA), Chicago Marriott Downtown - 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL (in conjunction with the CRWAD conference, http://crwad.org/ ), for more information contact Robab Katani at ([email protected]) or Ken Olson ([email protected])
Dec 6-7, 2016 Food Safety Plans for Artisan and Farmstead Processors, Online & Hands-On Location TBD, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Jan18-19, 2017 Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference*, Red Lion Hotel-Richland, Richland, WA, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21, 2017 Vermont Dairy Producer's Conference*, Sheraton-Burlington Conference Center, Burlington, VT, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21-23, 2017 Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park, For more information click here
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2017 Western Dairy Management Conference*, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV, For more information and registration click here
Mar 7 - 10, 2017 35th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar*, Sheraton Red Deer, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, For more information and registration click here
Apr 17 - 19, 2017 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, For more information and registration click here
Apr 23 - 25, 2017 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, For more information visit www.adpi.org
May 10 - 11, 2017 California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC)*, For more information click here
May 30-June 1, 2017 32nd ADSA Discover Conference - Replacement Dairy Heifers: Weaning through Lactation, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL. For more information, click here.
June 25-28, 2017 2017 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information click here
June 24-27, 2018 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Knoxville, TN. 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.
ADSA Membership Benefits
Did you know that your ADSA Professional Membership provides you with:
* Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science�
* Joint Annual Meeting at member rates
* Discover Conferences at member rates
* S-PAC: Free access to JAM and ADSA divisional abstracts
* S-PAC subscription at member rates
* Access to recorded symposia library
* ADSA News (association newsletter)
* ADSA Dair e-news (ADSA industry newsletter)
* Access to member directory
* Peer recognition through ADSA and Foundation Award Program
* Discounted page charges in Journal of Dairy Science�
* A strong voice of advocacy for the animal sciences, animal agriculture and agriculture research
* Broad author recognition through ADSA/Elsevier press release program
* Linked In and You Tube sites for ADSA
* Quality networking with academic and industry professionals
* Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences
* Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions
Integrating Dairy Science Globally
Make your plans now to attend the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world, the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting.
Included are invited symposia and special pre- and post-conference events.
See you in Pittsburg - The place where the dairy world meets in 2017.
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