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  • Feb
    11
    Interpretive Summary: Effect of hay type on cecal and fecal microbiome and fermentation parameters in horses.


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    An article recently published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to quantify the fecal and cecal microbiome of mature horses consuming alfalfa or Smooth Bromegrass hay (Brome).

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  • Feb
    11
    Interpretive Summary: The effect of life history events on carcass merit and price of cull dairy cows


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    The first of its kind, a study was published in the Journal of Animal Science reporting on life history events affecting sale barn price and carcass merit of cull dairy cows.

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  • Feb
    08
    Interpretive Summary: Genomic selection in American mink using a ssGBLUP model


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    In this recent Journal of Animal Science study, the authors evaluated the usefulness of GBS in American mink, comparing the predictive accuracy of the standard pedigree BLUP model versus the ssGBLUP model.

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  • Feb
    04
    A message from Dr. Phil Miller regarding the Virtual Midwest Meeting


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    The MWASAS meeting is a little over a month away. If you are like me, everything seems like a blur since the 2020 MWASAS meeting. You have heard from Dr. Krehbiel regarding the rationale for moving the meeting to a virtual format.

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  • Feb
    04
    2021 Gary Allee Symposium: Science in Practice: Virtual Monday March 8, 2021 at 2021 ASAS Midwest Meeting


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    Following Dr. Allee’s death in 2020, it was important to the committee to put together a robust platform to educate and to remember Dr. Allee.

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  • Feb
    04
    Interpretive Summary: Effect of long-term feeding of graded levels of deoxynivalenol on growth performance, nutrient utilization, and organ health in finishing pigs


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    A research study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to determine the effect of long-term exposure of finishing pigs to deoxynivalenol-contaminated diets on growth performance, nutrient utilization, organ health, and deoxynivalenol content in biological samples.

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  • Feb
    04
    ASAS Webinar: Precision Management of Animals: Image Processing and Computer Vision Applications


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    Reserve your virtual seat for the next ASAS Webinar from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Central Time) on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. In this webinar, Dr. Isabella Condotta will present, Precision Management of Animals: Image Processing and Computer Vision Applications.

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  • Feb
    04
    Interpretive Summary: Whole-genome bisulfite sequencing of abdominal adipose reveals DNA methylation pattern variations in broiler lines divergently selected for fatness


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    A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science used whole-genome bisulfite sequencing to generate DNA methylation profiles of chicken abdominal adipose tissue from Northeast Agricultural University broiler lines divergently selected for abdominal fat content.

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  • Feb
    04
    Nonruminant Nutrition Symposia Highlights at the 2021 ASAS Midwest Meeting


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    Join us for the multiple Nonruminant Nutrition Symposia taking place over the three days of the 2021 Virtual Midwest Annual Meeting.

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  • Feb
    04
    Today’s tip on maximizing virtual meeting attendance


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    We have all said it – “I am zoomed out!”. And we might believe that online meetings lack many of the benefits of in-person conferences: conversations over dinner; face-to-face networking; fresh perspectives that can come from simply being somewhere new. But over the last year, we have found there’s a lot to like about virtual conferencing, so over the next few issues of Taking Stock we are going to add some tips to hopefully help you make the most of the upcoming ASAS 2021 Midwest Virtual Meeting!

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  • Feb
    01
    ASAS-CSAS-SSASAS Annual Meeting


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    The 2021 ASAS-CSAS-SSASAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show will be held as hybrid meeting with a virtual component and a corresponding in-person meeting in Louisville, Kentucky July 14-18, 2021.

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  • Feb
    01
    2021 Western Section Meeting


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    The 2021 WSASAS Meeting will take place June 8-10, 2021 at the Hilton Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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  • Feb
    01
    2021 Virtual Meeting of the Northeast Section of ASAS and Branch of ADSA


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    The 2021 Virtual meeting of the Northeast Section of ASAS and Branch of ADSA is scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, April 6, and the morning of Wednesday, April 7.

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  • Feb
    01
    2021 Midwest ASAS Meeting Goes All Virtual!


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    As you have been made aware, the MWASAS Board of Directors made the difficult decision to hold the 2021 MWASAS Annual Meeting in a virtual format.

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  • Feb
    01
    ASAS Southern Section Virtual Academic Quadrathlon


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    The movement to a virtual Academic Quadrathlon came with many new challenges, but they were able to successfully host the Southern Section Regional AQ January 23-24, 2021.

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  • Jan
    28
    USDA Announces Oversight of GE Livestock


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    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will move forward with an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to seek public input and feedback on an anticipated regulatory framework that would update the nation’s system into a scientifically sound, risk-based, and predictable process that facilitates the development and use of these technologies for US farmers and ranchers under the USDA’s authorities.

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  • Jan
    28
    Vilsack Says Biden Wants More COVID-19 Relief for Ag


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    President-Elect Joe Biden’s nominee for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary, Tom Vilsack, met with over 25 of the country’s leading fruit and vegetable producers during a virtual meeting to discuss the new administration’s commitment to additional stimulus and relief.

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  • Jan
    28
    Funding for Livestock in End of Year Spending Bill


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    In the recently approved appropriations and $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, there were several areas of importance for those in agriculture and livestock.

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  • Jan
    28
    AFBF Survey Finds 2/3 of Farmers Say Pandemic Has Impacted Their Mental Health


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    According to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the majority of farmers and farmworkers stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, and over half of those surveyed stated that they are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than they were a year ago.

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  • Jan
    28
    Researchers Find Little Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emission with Dairy Cow Removal


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    In an exciting new study by Virginia Tech, researchers discovered that removing dairy cows from the United States agriculture system would only reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 0.7% while significantly lowering the availability of essential nutrients for humans.

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