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    Jun
    26
    Meet our Jr. Platform Speakers


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    During the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, we will highlight some of the best and brightest young scientists from each of the four ASAS sections! To do this, we have invited four Ph.D. students to give presentations at the beginning of sessions featuring 12-minute talks. Please see the list and plan to watch these outstanding students present!

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    Jun
    23
    WSASAS recognizes Young Scholars


    The Western Section ASAS recognized three Young Scholars during the 2017 Western Section Meeting, held this week in Fargo, N.D.

    This year’s Ph.D. recipient of the Western Section ASAS Young Scholar Award is Dr. Kendall Samuelson, New Mexico State University and currently a postdoctoral research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife in Amarillo, Texas.

    The M.S. recipients of the Western Section ASAS Young Scholar Award include Kelsey Schubach, Oregon State University, and Matthew Crouse, North Dakota State University.

    All three Young Scholars gave presentations of their research during the Young Scholar Session on June 22. Samuelson’s abstract is #062. Schubach’s abstract is #063, and Crouse’s abstract is #064. All three abstracts can be found in the online proceedings. The meeting program also can be found online.


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    Jun
    23
    Symposium honors Dr. Dennis Hallford




    This Taking Stock article pays tribute to Doc Hallford, who spent 41 years with the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State.

    Dr. Ryan Ashley, New Mexico State University, provided introductory remarks and recalled memories of Doc Hallford in his presentation entitled “Doc Hallford: Chasing Hormones Ya’ll.”

    Dr. Ashley described Doc as a pillar for not only the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at NMSU, but also for the entire university. He was a shepherd and mentor to many, Dr. Ashley said, concluding his tribute with several “keywords” that describe Doc Hallford: legacy, selfless, kind, caring, mentor, advocate, encouraging, and dedicated.


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    Jun
    23
    Farewell from Fargo


    The 89th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of ASAS wraps up today, June 23, with the section’s Business Meeting in Fargo, North Dakota. The meeting featured many scientific, networking and social events.

    Yesterday’s program included the Young Scholar Recognition Program, several oral and poster sessions, a Graduate Student Lunch and Learn, and a symposium dedicated to Dr. Dennis “Doc” Hallford. The day culminated with an Awards Banquet at the Fargo Air Museum.

    Watch for award winner announcements in the next issue of Taking Stock.

    In 2018, the WSASAS meets in Bend, Oregon. We hope to see you there!


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    Jun
    23
    ADSA Annual Meeting is next week


    The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) holds its 2017 Annual Meeting, June 25-28, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    ASAS wishes all ADSA meeting attendees safe travels and a good meeting!

    For more details about the meeting, visit the ADSA Meeting website.




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    Jun
    21
    Hello from Fargo


    The 89th Annual Meeting of the Western Section ASAS convened yesterday in Fargo, North Dakota. The meeting kicked off with a full-day Beef Symposium entitled, “Are We Still Fulfilling the Land Grant Mission?”

    A large portion of the symposium was devoted to the perspectives of ranchers from several states, as well as experiment station and USDA perspectives on the Land Grant Mission. Feel free to browse the list of speakers in the online program. A special thank you to the North Dakota Beef Commission for sponsoring the symposium, the break and the lunch!

    Today’s program (Wed., June 21) is packed with oral presentations by students competing in the Graduate Student Paper Competition. Watch for competition results in the coming days! The competition is sponsored by the Western Section. Abstracts of these presentations are available in the online proceedings (beginning with #010 through #039). In addition, 2017 proceedings papers can be found linked to the corresponding title in the Meeting App. The final proceedings will be published in full html on the Journal of Animal Science website.

    You can find the Meeting App in two ways:


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    Jun
    21
    Beautiful evening for WSASAS opening reception


    2017 WSASAS Meeting attendees enjoyed a pleasant evening at the North Dakota Horse Park last night. The Opening Reception offered attendees a chance to mingle with colleagues and friends, enjoy a buffet, as well as music by a local artist.

    Lamb served during the buffet was graciously provided by the North Dakota State University Hettinger Research Extension Center.

    Enjoy some photos from the evening!




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    Jun
    21
    2017 Annual Meeting: Program and app now available


    ASAS and CSAS are pleased to announce the completion of the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show program. In today’s world of rapidly changing technology, everyone has a favorite way to access meeting information. For 2017, participants can access information in any of the following ways.

    PDF of program: Please note the program book this year is abbreviated as we begin the transition to all electronic programs in 2018. But for now, participants can still find information about the meeting, a full schedule of social events and a complete listing of all abstracts in the program PDF.

    On-site Program Book: Onsite all participants will receive a spiral bound copy of the program book described above.

    Online scientific program with associated abstracts: The abstract collection method used by ASAS allows the listing of all scientific sessions and associated abstracts online. Easily move between sessions.


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    Jun
    21
    Important update for WSASAS grad students


    They are located downtown right across from each other. Transportation will not be provided, but Fargo does have Uber and multiple taxi options.

    We apologize for any confusion regarding location of the mixer. If you registered for the event be sure to get your free t-shirt at the registration desk. Additionally, we will be outside of Sidestreet at 7:00 PM to hand out free drink tickets to those registered for the event. Tickets are good for one free draft beer or well drink at Sidestreet.

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions (hcunnin6@uwyo.edu or sprosser@nmsu.edu) .

    We are looking forward to seeing you downtown!


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    Jun
    20
    WSASAS in Bison country


    The Western Section ASAS meets this week, Tuesday, June 20, through Friday, June 23, in Fargo, North Dakota. The meeting kicks off at the FargoDome with a Beef Symposium entitled, “Are We Still Fulfilling the Land Grant Mission?”

    Tuesday’s program also includes tours of the North Dakota State University Beef Cattle Research Complex and the Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center, as well as an opening reception at the North Dakota Horse Park. See more information in the WSASAS program.

    View the proceedings online.

    Download the Meeting App to your mobile phone! The app is available to all attendees at no additional cost. On your mobile device, visit: https://event.crowdcompass.com/wsasas2017.


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    Jun
    20
    Annual Meeting draft program online


    The 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show is just a few short weeks away in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Now online! View the draft program, which contains all conference information and the scientific program.

    Also, download the Mobile App:

    WebProgram makes it possible for you to search the scientific program online as you prepare for your trip to Baltimore.


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    Jun
    16
    Meet our 2017 AnimalX speakers


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    Got a 5-minute “elevator speech?” Our 2017 AnimalX speakers do!

    AnimalX is a series of short, TED-style talks about animal science. Speakers giving a short, TED-style talk on Saturday, July 8, during the Opening Session of the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore include, in presenting order:


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    Jun
    16
    Image of the Week: Just horsin' around


    This isn’t something you see everyday! But you can find it under “Horses” in the Animal Science Image Gallery.

    The skin of this horse was painted with non-toxic paint to show some of the muscles and bones that are involved in movement. This demonstration was done during a public open house at the University of California.

    Search for, download or submit images to the Gallery at: www.animalimagegallery.org. There is no charge to download or submit images if you are an ASAS member.

    Photo credit: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt, former ASAS Scientific Communications Associate


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    Jun
    16
    Annual housing deadline approaching


    The ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show is fast approaching and we are busy finalizing meeting details to ensure this meeting is great.

    Reserve your room today to receive the discounted meeting rates. Housing deadline is June 19th.

     

    See you in Baltimore!


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    Jun
    15
    Vote for your favorite 2016 JAS cover


    The Journal of Animal Science (JAS) made incredible strides in 2016! To celebrate this banner year, Dr. Jim Sartin, Editor-in-Chief, would like to ask ASAS members to vote for their favorite cover design from 2016 on Facebook.

    In the Facebook photo album on the ASAS Facebook page, click on the individual photo you would like to vote for and “react” to your favorite JAS cover! The picture with the most “reacts” will win the JAS Cover Design Contest.

    Please vote for your favorite JAS cover before 11:59 PM (EDT) on June 30, 2017. The winning cover design will be framed and presented to the authors at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

    ASAS would like to thank JAS authors, reviewers and readers for working so hard to ensure that JAS is recognized internationally as the premier journal in animal science.


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    Jun
    12
    June JAS now online


    The June 2017 issue of the Journal of Animal Science is now available online. Access the Table of Contents of the June issue (Volume 95, Issue 6).



    Also, see what’s Just Published.

    Get the First Look at articles posted immediately following acceptance.


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    Jun
    12
    Don't miss these social events at Annual


    Bringing your spouse or the entire family to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, July 8-12, in Baltimore?

    Here are some fun events for your spouse or the entire family!


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    Jun
    12
    ARPAS symposium at Annual Meeting


    ARPAS is hosting a symposium on “Understanding Both Animal Needs and Consumer Demands in Animal Agriculture Transparency” at the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show on Monday, July 10.

    The symposium will take place from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Baltimore Convention Center. Session moderator is Dr. John K. Bernard, University of Georgia. Speakers and topics include:


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    Jun
    08
    Strategic Plan comments due


    Tomorrow, June 9, 2017, is the deadline to submit comments on the proposed ASAS FY 2017 – FY 2022 Strategic Plan! 

    This version of the strategic plan is the result of 2 Strategic Planning Committee retreats, a survey of the ASAS Board of Directors, ASAS Board review, input from over 30 external stakeholders (individuals and groups), countless member interviews, 10 focus groups, membership surveys, and sectional board input. ASAS prides itself in soliciting and using membership input to write and prioritize the future direction and goals for the Society.

    Please send comments concerning the plan to stratplan@asas.org by June 9, 2017. This will give the committee time to adjust the plan if needed. The final plan will be presented to the membership at the 2017 ASAS Business Meeting with an electronic vote following the meeting.


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    Jun
    08
    Grill and chill time!


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    It’s time to submit entries for the 2017 Battle of the Brats competition and the 2017 Big Scoop ice cream competition, coming up next month at the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore. Last year, more than 14 entries competed in the Battle of the Brats competition. Gallons and gallons of ice cream also were on hand for annual meeting attendees to sample and vote for their favorite entry in the Big Scoop competition.

    As in past years, we are asking animal science departments to:


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