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  • Mar
    10
    Bentley Lecture: Precision Livestock Management


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    Dr. Mark Trotter, Central Queensland Unviversity, began his presentation defining that precision livestock management would be “Automating the collection of information on animals and their environment to increase the resolution at which decisions are being made.”

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  • Mar
    10
    Midwest Academic Quadrathlon Competition Results


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    We had an exciting Academic Quadrathlon competition this past weekend. Teams endured the added challenge of competing in a virtual environment, but they definitely rose to the occasion.

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  • Mar
    10
    Physiology Symposium I: Updates on Frozen Semen Utilization and Associated Technologies across Species


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    Dr. Mitch Hockett, ST Genetics, began the symposium discussing some relevant points for the significant impact of artificial insemination in dairy Industries.

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  • Mar
    10
    Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium II: Designing and Analyzing Nutrition Trials to Detect Small but Meaningful Differences


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    Today, several speakers presented on strategies to manage stress physiology in pigs and statistics use in non-ruminant nutrition at the Non-Ruminant Nutrition (II) symposium at the Midwestern section of the American Society of Animal Science meeting on March 9, 2021.

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  • Mar
    09
    Recap of the Dr. Gary L. Allee Symposium


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    Dr. Brian Kerr started off the Dr. Gary Allee Symposium talking about "A Metabolic Understanding of Nutrition".

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  • Mar
    09
    Klopfenstein Lecture: History of GSL Research


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    Dr. Jack C Whittier from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln described the impact of 40 years (1978-2018) of the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (GSL) on Beef Cattle and Range Systems during today’s Klopfenstein Lecture.

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  • Mar
    09
    Swine Translational Symposium recap


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    The swine translational symposium started out with a presentation from Jonathon Hoek from SummitSmarFarms.

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  • Mar
    09
    Recap of the Dr. David H. Baker Symposium on March 8, 2021


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    The Symposium focused on the form and function of supplemental amino acids in swine nutrition.

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  • Mar
    09
    Ruminant Nutrition Symposium Recap


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    The Ruminant Nutrition Symposium on March 8, 2021 focused on feed additives in Dairy and Beef Cattle. Four speakers representing industry and academics spoke.

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  • Mar
    09
    Digestive Physiology of Pigs Lecture: Past, Present and Future


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    Today, March 8, 2021 at the virtual Midwestern Section of the American Society of Animal Science meeting, Dr. Thomas Burkey from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, also a member of the international steering committee for the Digestive Physiology of the Pig symposium, presented a concise perspective on the past, present and future of the Digestive Physiology of the Pig (DPP) symposium. The triannual DPP symposium has always been well represented by multiple countries and has represented a discussion of the newest findings in digestive physiology of pigs.

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  • Mar
    08
    Welcome to the 2021 ASAS Midwest Virtual Meeting


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    We are very pleased that you have taken the opportunity to engage in the 2021 ASAS Midwest Section Meeting. While we will miss not being able to meet in person for this meeting, we are confident that the virtual format will offer the same high-quality, impactful science that the Midwest Section is historically known to provide.

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  • Mar
    04
    Don’t miss out on all the live events taking place at the 2021 ASAS Midwest Virtual Meeting taking place March 8-10, 2021


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    In addition to all the great on-demand 12-minute oral talks and poster talks there are live symposia, lectures, and social events.

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  • Mar
    01
    Interpretive Summary: Interactions of amino acids and hormones regulate the balance between growth and milk protein synthesis in lactating rats fed diets differing in protein content


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    A recent study published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to explore the correlations among circulating amino acids and insulin-like growth factor-I, growth hormone, and prolactin concentrations in plasma and producing tissue of lactating rats fed diets with varying protein content.

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  • Mar
    01
    Interpretive Summary: Graded dietary resistant starch concentrations on apparent total tract macronutrient digestibility and fecal fermentative end products and microbial populations of healthy adult dogs


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the effects of 0%, 1%, 2%, 3%, and 4% dietary resistant starch (Hi-maize 260) on apparent total tract macronutrient digestibility, fecal characteristics, fermentative end-product concentrations, and microbiota of healthy adult dogs.

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  • Feb
    25
    Washington Roundup - February 2021- By Lowell Randel


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    President Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to provide additional stimulus and relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Feb
    25
    Ag Industry Found to Contribute 10% of Overall GHG Emission


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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report that states 9.9% of greenhouse gas emissions are from livestock in 2018.

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  • Feb
    25
    Biden’s Travel Ban Affects Ag Industry


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    President Joe Biden has signed a proclamation limiting and prohibiting travel to the United States from certain countries due to the new strains of COVID-19.

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  • Feb
    25
    DIRECT Act 2021 Introduced


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    The Direct Interstate Retail Exemption for Certain Transactions (DIRECT) Act of 2021 was introduced to the House by Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) to expand opportunities for small and very small meat processors who proved essential as larger facilities closed due to COVID-19.

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  • Feb
    25
    Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act Introduced


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    The Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act has been introduced in the United States Senate. The bill would provide $5 billion in aid to farmers of color affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as generational inequalities in agriculture.

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  • Feb
    25
    ERS Report Finds Working from Home Leads to Eating at Home


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    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Services (ERS) has published a study that found working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to people spending more time preparing food and eating meals at home.

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