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11th Circuit Court punts on WOTUS decision
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied hearing a case filed by several states challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, saying it would be a "colossal waste of judicial resources" when litigation in the Sixth Circuit over the same rule is further along in the process.
Those opposed to the rule had asked for the district court to hear the lawsuit, as well as the court of appeals. Danielle Quist, senior counsel for public policy at the American Farm Bureau Federation, said district courts offer more judicial minds to evaluate and determine the merits in a particular case, and the group felt that past precedent in the 11th Circuit also supported that request. Quist said the 11th district circuit court never made a decision on whether or not the district court has jurisdiction but instead "punted" the decision to be made only by the Sixth Circuit.
Ohio State Extension gifted $5m for expansion
A $5 million gift from a longtime Ohio State University (OSU) supporter who wishes to remain anonymous will extend the outreach arm of the OSU College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences by creating the Franklin County Extension Building Capital Fund, which will be used for construction and maintenance of new Franklin County Extension offices and learning spaces for the Waterman Agricultural & Natural Resources Laboratory.
Waterman is designated for a major renovation into a research, learning and outreach hub. Bringing Franklin County Extension to Waterman will put cutting-edge research at the extension office's front door. The new office will engage the community in demonstration gardens, large urban farm enterprises, nutrition kitchens and day camps. Pending approval from the Board of Trustees, construction will begin in 2017.
Make manure safety a priority after harvest
With harvest around the corner, manure application follows, so it's a good time to remember manure safety, according to Rich Gates, a University of Illinois professor and Extension specialist.
"Any liquid/slurry stores, when agitated, will release toxic hydrogen sulfide and methane gasses that can be lethal," Gates said, noting that a young farmer, plus 16 cows, in Wisconsin died from manure gas last week while agitating a large manure storage tank.
"Although this tragedy was truly an aberration, according to reports, it is important to remember the key safety rules when agitating and emptying manure stores," Gates said. "These rules include taking steps to promote adequate ventilation, removing workers and, if possible, animals from buildings or nearby downwind structures and starting the agitation slowly and watching for any harmful effects. Never enter an enclosed manure store without appropriate precautions, and be mindful that you can be overcome with a single breath if concentrations are high."
OIE introduces new 'One Health' web portal
Introduced at the beginning of the millennium, the "One Health" concept expresses in a few words the acknowledgement that human health and animal health are interdependent and related to the ecosystems in which they coexist, according to an announcement from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
Diseases of animal origin that can be transmitted to humans, such as avian influenza, rabies, Rift Valley fever and brucellosis, pose global threats to public health. Other diseases that are mainly transmitted from person to person also circulate in animals or have a known animal reservoir and are susceptible to causing serious health crises, as the recent epidemic of Ebola virus demonstrated. These risks grow stronger with globalization, climate change and changes in human behavior, all of which provide opportunities for pathogens to colonize new areas and evolve into new forms, OIE said.
AABP Proceedings Added to S-PAC
We are pleased to announce the addition of the proceedings from the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) to S-PAC. Subscribers now have 24/7 access to 561 proceeding from 59 of the top animal conferences in the world. Visit https://spac.adsa.org/ for a complete list of conferences. If you are not currently a subscriber, why not add this great resource to your information toolbox. It is a great deal and every addition to the database makes it even better.
Consumption of Natural Estrogens in Cow's Milk
Does Not Affect Blood Levels or Reproductive Health
In experiments on mice, even at concentrations 100 times higher than milk from pregnant cows, blood hormone levels and reproductive organs were unaffected by dietary estrogens, report investigators in the Journal of Dairy Science� (N. Grgurevic, J. Koracin, G. Majdic, and T. Snoj (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-10610), Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 99, Issue 8 (August 2016)),
Estrogen occurs naturally in cow's milk. Recently, there has been concern that consuming milk containing elevated amounts of estrogen could affect blood levels of the hormone in humans, leading to an increased risk of some cancers. A new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science� investigated cow milk's effects on blood hormone levels in adult mice and found that naturally occurring levels, and even levels as high as 100 times the average, had no effect on the mice. The study further determined that only when the mice were given 1,000 times more estrogen than average did it have any impact on reproductive health. (MORE)
Sponsorship Opportunities for Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd edition, e-book)
Nonprofit organizations, companies, and individuals are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor one or more of the remaining available sections of the Large Dairy Herd Management (LDHM) e-book currently in development. Sponsors will receive recognition for a three-year period as the e-book is used throughout the dairy industry worldwide. The ADSA� Foundation is publishing this extensively revised and updated edition of the book in early 2017.
The third edition (98 chapters) will be available in e-book format (designed to allow for convenient updating) with completely new content. It will be sold at ADSA member, nonmember, and student rates and distributed directly by ADSA.
Anticipated users of the e-book include dairy management professionals, progressive producers, extension educators, consultants, upper-level university students studying dairy science and management, and allied industry representatives. The book is written in a practical application style but reflects the scientific rigor of the Journal of Dairy Science�.
As an e-book sponsor, you will receive international recognition for supporting the delivery of up-to-date, peer-reviewed dairy management information to the global dairy industry. Initial e-book section sponsors will have right of first refusal to renew after the initial three-year period of recognition. For information on sponsorship and the worldwide recognition it will bring, please contact Larry Miller at [email protected]
Michael Socha, PhD, PAS, DPL ACAN
ADSA Foundation Chair
For our International Readers- Have you considered e-Membership?
ADSA e-Membership is available through ADSA Global Partner organizations and to individuals who reside outside of the US and Canada. This electronic membership was designed for those who have an interest in dairy science, but may not have the time or budget to attend ADSA's meetings, or cost-justify full membership in ADSA due to a different area of specialization. At a 50% discount from ADSA professional membership dues, an ADSA e-Member receives:
- Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science�, (and a paper copy, if desired, for an additional fee);
- Access to a treasure trove of Joint Annual Meeting symposia (synchronized recordings from 2003-2015, with more added each year);
- Access to searchable Joint Annual Meeting abstracts for 1998-2015, with more added each year, plus ADSA annual meeting abstracts from 1935-1997, as well as ADSA divisional meeting abstracts;
- The opportunity to subscribe to S-PAC� (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) at the ADSA member rate. The ADSA e-Membership rate is USD 55 and runs for 365 days from date of sign-up. (See more about S-PAC below.)
S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences), is the most comprehensive animal production and management conference proceedings database in the world. This unique collection of conference proceedings and presentations is a must-have resource for animal scientists, veterinarians, academicians, consultants and members of industry around the world. As of August 2016, 59 conferences have contributed 561 sets of proceedings, with new conferences and proceedings added every month. The value of S-PAC increases every time a conference and a set of proceedings is added. If one can't attend the multitude of conferences that S-PAC covers, S-PAC is the next best thing! http://spac.adsa.org/
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
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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
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|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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