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  • Apr
    30
    House Agriculture Committee Approves 2018 Farm Bill Language


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    On April 18th, House Agriculture Committee Chairman met to mark-up H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

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  • Apr
    30
    Call for Input


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    The Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) has issued an international invitation to animal and meat scientists to participate in an initiative to identify strategic research streams to 2030.

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  • Apr
    25
    Companion Animal Symposia at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting


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    Have you made plans to attend this year’s Companion Animal Symposia, during the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show? Take a peek at this year's topics and speakers!

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  • Apr
    25
    Annual 2018 and WCAP Late-Breaking Abstracts


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    The submission site for late-breaking abstracts is now open and will remain open through Thursday, May 17, at 3:00 PM CDT.

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  • Apr
    25
    Interpretive Summary: Characterizing the Acute Heat Stress Response in Gilts: I. Thermoregulatory and Production Variables


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    A recent article published in the 2018 March issue of the Journal of Animal Science investigates the relationship between thermoregulatory and production responses in pigs to acute heat stress.

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  • Apr
    25
    Midwest Call for Committee Nominations


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    It is time for us to begin filling vacancies on the Midwest ASAS/ADSA Program Committees and Other Committees for the upcoming 2019 meeting and beyond.

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  • Apr
    25
    Scientific, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Farm Animal Welfare


    A recent report by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology shows a growing emphasis on animal welfare regulations.

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  • Apr
    24
    THE WEEK IN A NUTSHELL!


    SUNDAY 1 JULY, 3pm to 7:30pm
    Student Masterclass for ASAP Animal Production 2018 registered students
    The Student Masterclass is a forum for students to learn from those who have gone before them. Guest speakers will share their career pathway insights and participate in a Q&A panel. The night also features a brewery tour and dinner. – Complimentary for every student conference ticket purchase.

    MONDAY 2 JULY – WEDNESDAY 4 JULY
    Animal Production 2018 in conjunction with the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation on Wednesday
    Each registration for Animal Production 2018 includes attendance at all sessions and conference catering on Monday 2 July, Tuesday 3 July and Wednesday 4 July; the Welcome Function on Monday 2 July; and the NSW DPI Networking Hour on Tuesday 3 July; as well as the conference satchel, electronic copy of the special issue Animal Production Science, name tag and certificate of attendance.  Early bird rates: Members $590   Student Members $310

    WEDNESDAY 4 JULY, 6:30pm to 11:30pm
    Conference Dinner
    The conference dinner is set to be a night to remember! With local Riverina produce a feature of the menu, ASAP Society Fellow awards and the night’s entertainment to be provided by acclaimed bush poet, larrikin, writer Murray (Muz) Hartin. Dinner tickets can be purchased at the time of registration at $125 per person– we hope you can join us!

    THURSDAY 5 JULY
    Australian Association of Ruminant Nutritionists July Seminar
    The Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition (AARN) invites ASAP members and the wider industry to attend their July Seminar at CSU following Animal Production 2018. The AARN Seminar will focus on the nutritional requirements of sheep, beef and goats with application to the surrounding region.


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  • Apr
    24
    FOSTERING INNOVATION THROUGH THE VALUE CHAIN AT ANIMAL PRODUCTION 2018


    Animal Production 2018’s program is structured to ensure all target audiences are catered for, including scientists and researchers, growers, industry service providers, students and educators.

    The 2018 conference theme is ‘Fostering innovation through the value chain’. Innovation is the basis which flows through all plenary sessions as well as the concurrent sessions and posters.

    The conference committee have prepared an engaging three days of leading innovative science to be delivered from the conference main stage. Here’s an overview … 

    Monday 2 July – day one


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  • Apr
    24
    On-Farm Innovation Ups Production, Sustainability at NSW Piggery


    On-farm innovation ups production, sustainability at NSW piggery.

    Edwina Beveridge, pig farmer in NSW, will open the conference sharing her perspectives on the need for innovation in Australia’s livestock industries.  An innovator herself, Edwina will also share the innovation applied in their system, and her understanding of the needs of the consumer.  We sat down with Edwina and asked her to tell us a bit about herself, her enterprise and the innovative solutions implemented to increase efficiency and decrease costs.

    Who are you?

    Along with my husband Michael I am the owner of a large pig farm in NSW, which runs 23,000 pigs. Our Blantyre Farms piggery enterprise in located near Young in New South Wales. Besides the intensive livestock enterprise, we also have a diverse family-run operation which incorporates cropping, beef cattle, wool and lamb production.


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  • Apr
    24
    MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT



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  • Apr
    23
    Interpretive Summary: Characterization of Inappetent Sheep in a Feedlot using Radio-Tracking Technology


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    In March 2018, Journal of Animal Science published an article that investigated using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track inappetent sheep in a feedlot.

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  • Apr
    23
    Cactus Beef Symposium at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting


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    Have you made plans to attend this year’s Cactus Beef Symposium, during the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show? This year’s symposium will be all day on Monday, July 9, 2018.

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  • Apr
    23
    In Memory of Dr. Joe Fontenot


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    Joseph Paul Fontenot, 90, of Blacksburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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  • Apr
    23
    Western Graduate Symposium and Lunch


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    Please join us for “Feeding the generations: Navigating a career following higher education” during the student symposium luncheon at this years ASAS Western Section Annual Meeting.

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  • Apr
    18
    April JAS Now Online


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    A new issue of the Journal of Animal Science is out! Don't forget to take a look at all the new exciting research now published.

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  • Apr
    17
    Welcome the New ASAS Policy Interns


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    We would like to take a moment to congratulate and welcome our new policy interns! We look forward to working with you all!

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  • Apr
    17
    Interpretive Summary: Equine Feed Contamination and Toxicology


    A recent article published in the 2018 March issue of Translational Animal Science explored feed contamination and toxicology in equines focusing on the effects of chemical contaminants.

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  • Apr
    17
    House Releases 2018 Farm Bill Language


    On April 12th, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway released the committee’s draft language for the 2018 Farm Bill.

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  • Apr
    17
    ASAS National Graduate Director Nominations


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    It is time to nominate the ASAS National Graduate Director! Please take a moment to review the application process.

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