Featured Articles

  • Dec
    14
    Western Section Call for Papers


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    Don't miss your opportunity to submit an abstract for the 2020 WSASAS Sectional Meeting.

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  • Dec
    14
    Interpretive Summary: Defatted and fermented soybean meal as an alternative to fishmeal in pompano fish


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    A recent article published in JAS evaluated whether fermenting SBM could reduce ANFs and increase nutritional value as a potential replacement for FM in aquafeeds.

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  • Dec
    10
    Western Section Awards and YSRP Nominations


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    Please take a moment nominate deserving colleagues for a WSASAS award.

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  • Dec
    10
    4th Edition of the Ag Guide


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    The 4th edition of the Ag Guide is now available.

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  • Dec
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Respiratory scoring and thoracic ultrasonography on beef calves


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated the effect of BRD and associated lung consolidations on growth performance and hematological profiles.

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  • Dec
    07
    Interpretive Summary: Using near-infrared spectroscopy to determine intramuscular fat and fatty acids of beef


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    A recent article published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to compare conventional methods and techniques based on machine learning to predict fat content and fatty acid profiles in beef using near-infrared methods.

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  • Dec
    07
    Interpretive Summary: Minimum dietary methionine requirements in adult dogs


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    A recent article published in the Journal of Animal Science determined the minimum requirements for Methionine in three different dog breeds via the indicator AA oxidation technique.

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  • Dec
    07
    2021 ASAS CSAS Annual Meeting Special Event Requests


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    Submit your special event request for the 2021 ASAS-CSAS-SSASAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show.

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  • Dec
    02
    Interpretive Summary: Nitrogen balance and metabolism of branched-chain amino acids by growing pigs


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    A recent article published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to determine if isoleucine and valine supplementation would overcome the detrimental effects of excess dietary leucine.

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  • Nov
    30
    NPD Group Finds COVID-19 has Changed American Eating Patterns


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    The NPD group report for this year shows how in mid-March, US eating patterns were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Nov
    30
    DGAC Recommends Meat for Children Under Two Years


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    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee provided recommendations for children under the age of two years.

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  • Nov
    30
    US Dairy Benefits in Trade Agreement


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    USTR announced the conclusion of its review of Indonesia’s eligibility to continue receiving preferential tariff access to the U.S. market under the GSP program.

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  • Nov
    30
    Blueprint for a National Strategy Introduced to Address Food System Challenges


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    Harvard and Vermont Law Schools have recently published a blueprint to identify the gaps and create solutions.

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  • Nov
    30
    Agricultural Statistics Advisory Committee Established


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    The United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service announced the members appointed to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

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  • Nov
    30
    Action Requested on Proper Milk Labeling


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    The National Milk Producers Federation sent a letter to the United States Food and Drug Administration, expressing the need for proper labeling

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  • Nov
    30
    European Union Allows Plant-Based Foods to be Labeled as “Burgers” and “Sausages”


    The European Union rejected all proposals that attempted to reserve the term “meat” only for products containing meat.

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  • Nov
    30
    *Deadline Approaching* USDA FSA Safety-Net Program for Dairy Producers


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    The USDA Farm Service Agency announced December 11, 2020, as the deadline for the 2021 calendar year for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program.

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  • Nov
    30
    COVID-19 Vaccination Letter


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    Several food and beverage associations sent a letter to President Trump requesting priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine for food, beverage, and agricultural workers.

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  • Nov
    23
    Interpretive Summary: The induced pluripotent stem cells from farm animals


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    A recent article published in the Journal of Animal Science reviewed and assessed the current status of iPSC research and development in farm animals.

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  • Nov
    23
    Western Section Graduate Student Director Nominations


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    Please take a moment to submit your nomination for the WSASAS Graduate Student Director.

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