Society News

  • JAM 2016 pre-conference to focus on gut microbiome - Plans are underway for the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting to kick off with a pre-conference symposium on "Gut Microbiota, Diet, and Health."
  • Spread the word - We are getting ready to advertise the 2016 ASAS Science Writing Summer Internship. If you know of a student with strong writing skills and a passion for science, please let us know!
  • 2019 and 2020 annual meeting update - ADSA has decided to move forward with its own meetings (no co-location) in 2019 and 2020. Following this announcement, ASAS signed contracts to hold the 2019 meeting in Austin, Texas.

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    Now that the Fall semester is underway on college campuses, it is time for undergraduate and graduate students to start planning for summer 2016.

    ASAS is pleased to announce that applications are due October 30, 2015 for the 2016 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship program in Washington, D.C.

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    Kids are heading back to school. What a perfect time to help support animal science education in the classroom! Order a subscription to Jr. Animal Scientist for a classroom in your local elementary school. Learn more about sponsoring or enrolling your kids here

Public Policy

Pierce Bennett: D.C. Summer Policy Intern - Bennett is one of the four students chosen to spend the summer in Washington, D.C. as an ASAS Science Policy Intern. READ MORE...

Interpretive Summaries

  • Pain management during surgical castration of beef bulls

    A recent study reported in the Journal of Animal Science examines the effect of meloxicam administration at surgical castration on the inflammatory response of 30 crossbred beef bulls. 

  • Researchers study tall larkspur toxicity in cattle

    In the western foothills and mountain rangelands of the U.S., wild larkspurs (Delphinium spp.) are a major cause of cattle losses. Researchers determined the amount of tall larkspur that a 1,100-pound steer could consume without becoming poisoned.

  • Fedometer - New beef research tool

    Fedometers are keeping track of when and how long cattle lay down, how many steps they take, how long they eat, and when they eat.