Featured Articles

  • Jun
    14
    Interpretive Summary: Temporal kinetics of bovine mammary IgG secretion into colostrum and transition milk


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    Recently published in the Journal of Animal Science, this study assessed the components of transition milk and early postpartum mammary IgG kinetics.

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  • Jun
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Supplementing organic-complexed or inorganic Co, Cu, Mn, and Zn to beef cows during gestation: physiological and productive response of cows and their offspring until weaning


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    A recent work published in the Journal of Animal Science by Harvey et al. evaluated the effects of supplementation of organic complexed and inorganic Co, Cu, Mn, and Zn to beef gestation diets on growth and reproductive performance of calves.

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  • Jun
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Negative effects of energy supplementation at peak lactation of sheep can be offset by the addition of Lactobacillus-fermented plant extracts


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    The authors of this recent Journal of Animal Science study hypothesized that Lactobacillus-fermented plant extracts would offset these negative effects by ameliorating oxidative stress.

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  • Jun
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of protein supplementation to steers consuming low-quality forages on greenhouse gas emissions


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to identify the effects of protein supplementation of either cottonseed meal or dried distillers grains with solubles on greenhouse gas emissions and energy loss of steers fed low-quality forage.

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  • Jun
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Assessing dairy cow welfare during the grazing and housing periods on spring-calving, pasture-based dairy farms


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    The objective of this study that was recently published in the Journal of Animal Science, was to devise and conduct an animal-based welfare assessment during both the grazing and housing periods of dairy cows

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  • Jun
    07
    Interpretive Summary: Lactobacillus-fermented plant extracts reduce oxidative stress and increase milk yield in ewes during peak lactation


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    The authors of this recent Journal of Animal Science study hypothesized that Lactobacillus-fermented plant extracts would offset these negative effects by ameliorating oxidative stress.

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  • Jun
    07
    Interpretive Summary: The influence of extended supplementation of quebracho extract to beef steers consuming a hay diet on digestion, ruminal, and blood parameters


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science examined the influence of extended supplementation of quebracho extract to beef steers consuming a hay diet on digestion, ruminal, and blood parameters.

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  • Jun
    03
    Interpretive Summary: Maternofetal inflammation induced for 2 wk in late gestation reduced birth weight and impaired neonatal growth and skeletal muscle glucose metabolism in lambs.


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    Data from the current study suggests that sustained maternofetal inflammation in late gestation results in tissue-specific fetal programming and alters neonatal growth rates, body composition, and metabolism.

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  • Jun
    03
    Interpretive Summary: Time budgets of group-housed pigs in relation to social aggression and production


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    In this recent Journal of Animal Science study, pigs were observed over specific time intervals to create “time budgets” associated with specific behaviors.

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  • Jun
    03
    “Bringing the world of swine nutrition to Iowa"


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    Industry and academic swine nutritionists will gather on the Iowa State University campus on August 11th and 12th, 2021, for the International Conference on Swine Nutrition.

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  • May
    27
    Social Events Highlighted


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    ASAS and the Overall Programming Committee are really excited about the quality and the size of our social program this year, but honestly, we are also just plain thrilled to get to see everyone and socialize after a year of isolation.

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  • May
    27
    2021 ASAS-CSAS-SSASAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show COVID-19 Meeting Safety Plan


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    This week ASAS will release our full COVID-19 meeting safety plan! Ensuring that our attendees are safe and able to network and share science is our number one priority in 2021.

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  • May
    27
    2021 ASAS-CSAS-SSASAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show


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    Members, volunteers and staff spend 18 months planning every meeting, but no matter how organized or ahead of schedule we are on meeting planning, the success or failure of a meeting comes down to the last 8 weeks!

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  • May
    24
    Washington Roundup - May 2021- By Lowell Randel


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    President’s Budget to be Released on May 28th. The White House has announced that President Biden’s budget request for fiscal year 2022 will be released on May 28th.

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  • May
    24
    “America the Beautiful” Report Released by Biden Administration


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    The Biden Administration has released the “Conserving and Restoring America The Beautiful” report, detailing efforts to conserve and restore the nation’s lands, waters, and wildlife.

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  • May
    24
    Biden Administration Revokes Trump Era Restriction on Human Fetal Tissue Research


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    The Biden Administration has recently removed the restrictions on human fetal tissue research imposed by former President Trump.

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  • May
    24
    FAO Food Price Index Highest Since 2014


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    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations releases the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) each month.

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  • May
    24
    Impossible Foods Granted Child Nutrition Label by USDA


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    Impossible Foods, a company that develops plant-based meat substitutes, targeted towards “people who love meat,” has just received a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Child Nutrition (CN) Label.

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  • May
    24
    Initiatives in a Few States Would Criminalize Farming of Food Animals


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    Recently, various propositions and initiatives in several states, if passed, would have severe consequences on the agricultural community and farming of animals.

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  • May
    24
    National Strategy to Ensure American Leadership (SEAL) Act Introduced


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    New legislation was introduced into the senate by Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to ensure U.S. leadership in discovery and innovation and to strengthen the United States’ competitive edge against China and across the global economy.

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