Survey shows how food standards differ by generations

It's no secret that Millennials are changing the food and nutrition landscape, but Baby Boomers have their own set of unique ideas about what they want on their plate.

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation recently dug deep into what Boomers think about food and nutrition in the "2016 Food & Health Survey" and found that perceptions of the healthfulness of certain foods vary dramatically among generations, especially between Boomers versus Millennials.

The survey revealed that Boomers look for different health benefits from their food compared to other generations, particularly Millennials, according to the survey results. They are also more likely than Millennials to be interested in health benefits associated with foods such as weight management, cardiovascular health and digestive health. Millennials, on the other hand, are more likely to be interested in benefits of mental health, muscle health and immunity associated with foods.

FARM, Merck jointly offer animal care training webinars

The Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program announced today that it is teaming up with Merck Animal Health to offer a series of informational webinars as part of the FARM Version 3.0 rollout. The webinar series will further build upon the strong partnership between the Merck Dairy Care365 Program and the FARM Program that was established last year.

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Merck Animal Health announced last summer that the two groups would collaborate to help ensure a comprehensive, industry-wide approach to employee training and animal care in the dairy industry. Through the partnership, dairy producers across the country have access to the tools, resources and workshops available through the Merck Animal Health Dairy C.A.R.E. Initiative, which is designed to complement FARM.

FDA seeks public input on next steps to help ensure judicious use of antimicrobials in animal agriculture

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on September 12 it is entering the next phase of its efforts to mitigate antimicrobial resistance by focusing for the first time on medically important antimicrobials (i.e., those important for treating human disease) used in animal feed or water that have at least one therapeutic indication without a defined duration of use.
The FDA is accepting public comments for 90 days beginning on September 14. To electronically submit comments to the docket, visit and type FDA-2016-D-2635 in the search box.
'Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan' available for review and comment

In July 2014, Veterinary Services (VS) presented a "Veterinary Services Proposed Framework for Response to Emerging Animal Diseases in the United States."  A new document, "Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan," expands on the framework and describes the processes by which VS will identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. VS is inviting stakeholders to review and comment on the draft plan. Comments should be e-mailed no later than November 1, 2016. 
ADSA News and Happenings

Big Data Dairy Management - Register Now
November 1-4, 2016

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Illinois

Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association®
Make plans now to register for upcoming ADSA Discover Conference, Big Data Dairy Management. Much has changed in terms of dairy herd analysis since the 2009 Discover Conference on Dairy Herd Analytics. This Discover Conference will explore what's been done by industry and academic players working within this area, and discuss overall strategies and opportunities. Conference speakers will address "big data" from several perspectives and experiences.
Space is limited. Register today!
For organizations interested in being a part of this conference and receive recognition (e.g., DISCOVER web site, Table Top displays, conference notebooks, etc.,), sponsorship opportunities still exist. Click here for more details.
Early Registration Deadline: October 1, 2016

Note: registration is limited to the first 150 registrants.

Registration fees increase by $100 after October 1.
To view complete conference information or to register:
For additional program details:

Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences,

Dr. Larry Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences,

Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky, Co-Chair

Dr. Christina Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech, Co-Chair,
ARPAS has assigned 16 ARPAS CEU's for ARPAS members participating in the 31st Discover Conference
Click here to view the Conference Program

Visit ADSA at World Dairy Expo
The American Dairy Science Association® will be back at World Dairy Expo in our regular location (AL178) in the lower level of the Coliseum. If you are at Expo, stop by to say "Hello", check out S-PAC, JDS and get the latest information on the Discover Conferences as well as the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting.

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

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.)
Learn more about e-membership and other types of ADSA membership at:
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 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  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: 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.
To get the latest information on Large Dairy Herd Management, 3rd Edition, subscribe now at
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?
Referrals are the most tried-and-true way businesses grow, and the same is true for 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 .
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 1,568 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.

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. 

Visit the meeting website regularly for the latest information on the meeting.

See you in Pittsburg - The place where the dairy world meets in 2017.


Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members

                                 We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the Journal of Dairy Science®.

Ag Processing Inc.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Darling International Research
Diamond V
DuPont Pioneer
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Kent Nutrition Group
Kraft Heinz Foods
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Masters Choice
Nutriad, Inc.
Papillon Agricultural Company
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Western Pacific Oils LLC
Zook Nutrition & Management Inc.
Calendar of Events

Sept 20-22, 2016    NYS Association for Food Protection Annual Conference/FDA NE Regional Update, Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, NY For more information contact Janene Lucia, Ph: 607-227-5833
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
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
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
Oct 27, 2016    American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Lactose Seminar, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit
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
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, ), for more information contact Robab Katani at ( or Ken Olson (
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
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
Sept 17 - 20, 2017 International Whey Conference, Chicago, IL, For more information visit

Oct 24 - 26, 2017   Global Cheese Technology Forum, Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV, for more information visit

June 24-27, 2018   ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Knoxville, TN. For more information, click here.

Sept. 3-6, 2019   ISRP 2019 - International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig, Germany. 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

For more information on your benefits please visit:
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit:

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