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  • Oct
    20
    Young Scholar nominations due tomorrow


    Oct. 20, 2016 – Tomorrow is the deadline to nominate individuals for the 2017 ADSA® Midwest Branch Young Dairy Scholars and the ASAS Midwestern Section Animal Science Young Scholars! Learn more here.


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  • Oct
    20
    2017 Midwest Meeting registration now open


    Oct. 20, 2016 – The Annual Meeting of the Midwest Branch of ADSA and the Midwestern Section of ASAS will be held in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13 – 15, 2017. Online registration is now open! Registration information can be found on the 2017 Midwest Meeting website under the registration tab. A printable registration form is also available.

    ABSTRACTS
    Abstracts for the 2017 meeting are being accepted through thesubmission site. The submission deadline is 11:59 pm CDT on October 26, 2016.

    Visit the Midwest 2017 Meeting website often for updates:https://www.asas.org/membership-services/asas-sections/midwest-section/meetings

    If you have any questions, please contact the ASAS Business Office at asas@asas.org.


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  • Oct
    20
    D.C. intern applications due tomorrow


    October 20, 2016 – The deadline for students to submit applications for the 2017 ASAS Science Policy (D.C.) Internship is tomorrow, October 21. To see the full details of the internship and intern duties, click here.


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  • Oct
    17
    Deadlines approaching for Midwest Section


    A friendly reminder…

    Midwest Young Scholar nominations are due on or before this Friday, October 21. Continue reading…

    2017 Midwest Meeting abstracts are due October 26. Continue reading…


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  • Oct
    17
    Now accepting Midwest award nominations


    Award nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the ASAS Midwestern Section and the ADSA® Midwestern Branch. The deadline for award nominations is 11:59 PM CDT, Friday, November 18, 2016.

    There are numerous Midwest members who deserve to be recognized for their contributions to the science of animal agriculture. Some have contributed for many years, whereas others are just beginning their careers. Please nominate your deserving colleagues. The award nominations are to be submitted electronically on the Midwest Meeting web page.


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  • Oct
    13
    CSAS honours award recipients


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    CSAS honoured several members, graduate students and undergraduate students with awards during the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM), held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, July 19-23. Please join us in recognising these individuals for their accomplishments:



    Dr. John McKinnon (University of Saskatchewan)

    2016 sponsor: Alltech Canada, Inc.


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  • Oct
    13
    See the September CJAS online


    The September 2016 issue (Volume 96, Issue 3) of the Canadian Journal of Animal Science is now online.

    Access the September Table of Contents.

    Access the Just-IN articles.

    See the e-First articles.


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  • Oct
    13
    Register for lactation pre-conference at annual meeting


    The Triennial Lactation Symposium and Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals (BOLFA) will occur as a pre-conference to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Make plans to attend this pre-conference on July 8, 2017! The speaker line up is one of the most impressive in BOLFA history.

     

    “The biology of lactation – from genes to cells to milk”

    Speakers and titles:


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  • Oct
    13
    New features from the Journal of Animal Science


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    The Journal of Animal Science, published by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), now offers a new service called JASEdit, as well as an expanded list of section titles.

    The JASEdit service provides three levels of review for authors and can be accessed pre- or post-submission to JAS. The three levels include:

    The service launched July 1, 2016. Pricing and details can be found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jasedit.

    The Journal of Animal Science has expanded its list of section titles. The publication now offers 40 section titles for authors to choose from when submitting papers to JAS. Dr. Jim Sartin, JAS Editor-in-Chief, says the new section titles increase the choices available to authors and allow them to be more specific when choosing a section that represents their papers. Following is the complete list of section titles for JAS. Section titles will run on an as-needed basis within the table of contents. More information can be found in the Instructions for Authors.


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  • Oct
    13
    Recap of EAAP sessions


    The 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) was held in Belfast, Ireland on August 29 – September 2, 2016. More than 1,500 people attended the EAAP annual meeting.

    Links to summaries of some of the presentations are provided here. These summaries are provided by Dr. Deb Hamernik, President of the American Society of Animal Science.

    “The important and often forgotten role of managing genetic diversity”  by Dr. Christian Maltecca

    “Genomic selection in sheep: where to now?” by Dr. John McEwan


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  • Oct
    13
    Latest issue of WAAP newsletter available


    The most recent issue of The World Animal Science News, a publication of the World Association for Animal Production (WAAP), is now available. Read about animal science and livestock industry news from around the world.




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  • Oct
    13
    We're starting a new journal!


    Oct. 13, 2016 – ASAS is pleased to announce the creation and launch of a new journal: Translational Animal Science: Translate basic science to industry innovation. This new journal will join the ASAS journal portfolio, increasing publications options for our members and moving ASAS further into the open-access arena. It will revolutionize the review process by introducing open review to our members. As our first step in launching, we would like the membership to vote on the cover design.

    If you’re an ASAS member, you should have received an email on October 7, asking you to vote for your favorite cover design for the new Translational Animal Science journal. Please check your email for this opportunity to vote.

    Thank you in advance for your feedback. ASAS will keep you informed as our new Translational Animal Science journal develops.


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  • Oct
    07
    Help us update AnimalSmart.org


    Help ASAS update content at the AnimalSmart.org website! We need experts to review the following content areas at the website. They are considered hot topics in animal science and production.  If you can help provide credible science-based information to update these areas, please email kims@asas.org

    Antibiotic use in livestock production

    Welfare concerns for animal housing

    Humane types of animal slaughter


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  • Oct
    06
    Nominations open for Midwest Young Scholars


    Oct. 6, 2016 – Midwest Young Scholar nominations now open!

    Here are guidelines for the ADSA Midwest Branch Young Dairy Scholars and ASAS Midwestern Section Animal Science Young Scholars. Young Scholar nominations are due Oct. 21, 2016. Midwestern Section Department Heads are asked to canvas faculty to determine all eligible students.

    The purpose of these programs is to recognize and feature the research accomplishments of recent Ph.D. graduates or current Ph.D. students in the advanced stages of their program (i.e. within 12 months of degree completion) at the annual Midwestern ADSA/ASAS meetings. Both ADSA and ASAS recognize promising individuals separately as either an ADSA Midwest Branch Young Dairy Scholar or an ASAS Midwestern Section Animal Science Young Scholar.

    These programs provide promising scholars within the Midwest Branch ADSA and Midwestern Section ASAS with opportunities to present timely research findings to an audience of academic and industry professionals in a forum that allows in-depth discussion of contemporary research techniques and findings. Invited participants in each program will present a 30-minute presentation on their dissertation topic at the Midwest ADSA/ASAS annual meeting. Inclusion of such presentations bolsters the quality and scope of graduate student research that is reported at Midwest ADSA/ASAS meetings and allows our associations to highlight the next generation of scientists who will be serving the Societies in the future. The intent of the Young Scholars Program is to recognize accomplishments of students in many disciplines through an invited presentation format; it is not intended as a competition.


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  • Oct
    06
    Southern Section award nominations now open


    Oct. 6, 2016 – Nominations for 2017 Southern Section Awards are now being accepted. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, November 4, 2016.

    There are numerous Southern Section members who deserve to be recognized for their contribution to the science of animal agriculture. Some have contributed for many years, whereas others are just beginning their careers. Please nominate your deserving colleagues. The award nominations are to be submitted electronically here.

    The deadline for award nominations is 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, November 4, 2016.

     


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  • Oct
    06
    ASAS office closed on Columbus Day


    Oct. 6, 2016 – The ASAS office will be closed on Mon., Oct. 10, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Taking Stock also will not be published on Mon., Oct. 10. Normal office hours will resume on Tues., Oct. 11 at 8:00 a.m. (CST). Taking Stock will resume publication on Thurs., Oct. 13.


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  • Oct
    03
    Constitution and Bylaws updated


    Oct. 3, 2016 – The ASAS Constitution and Bylaws have been updated to reflect results of membership votes on changes to the Constitution and Bylaws. Access to the updated ASAS Constitution and Bylaws is available here. The revisions also are provided here.


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  • Oct
    03
    Registration open for National Block & Bridle Convention


    Oct. 3, 2016 – The 97th National Block & Bridle Convention will be held March 31-April 2, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The convention will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington. The meeting theme is “Scientific Voice in Agriculture.” Registration is now open!

    The convention is co-hosted by the University of Connecticut and the American Society of Animal Science.

    Housing information is available here.  Learn more about local attractions and transportation.

    Here is the preliminary meeting schedule:


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  • Sep
    30
    Southern Section - Abstract collection ends tomorrow


    The Annual Meeting of the Southern Section, American Society of Animal Science will be held in Franklin, TN on February 4 through February 7, 2017.
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    Members are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers for oral presentation.The deadline to submit an abstract for this meeting is October 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm CDT. Abstracts not meeting this deadline will be rejected. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Other criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined on the Call for Papers page.

    Presenters will be expected to submit PowerPoint presentations to the respective committee chair in advance of the meeting (more details will be provided by the respective chair). Committee chairs will provide a computer with all presentations pre-loaded and a video projector for their session. Any other video presentation equipment must be provided by the presenter.
    Visit the 2017 Southern Section, ASAS Annual Meeting website often for updates:

    https://www.asas.org/membership-services/asas-sections/southern-section/meetings
    If you have any questions, please contact the ASAS Program Director, Samantha Walker, at samwa@asas.org.


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  • Sep
    29
    In memory: Dr. William Garrett


    September 29, 2016 – Dr. William N. Garrett, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, passed away on September 18, 2016. Dr. Garrett, age 90, was an ASAS Fellow and a Past President of ASAS. He received the ASAS Morrison Award and was a recipient of the American Feed Industry Association Award in Nutrition Research.

    Dr. Anita Oberbauer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis, writes: For those of you who did not know Bill, he was a longstanding faculty member in the Department of Animal Science, served as department chair, and received many accolades for his research in nutrition. He was instrumental in developing a comprehensive approach for feed evaluation, the California Net Energy System, served as President of the American Society of Animal Science (1983-1984), and was a leader at the national level for beef and sheep nutrition.

    Beyond those professional attributes, Bill was a great mentor and colleague. From a personal perspective, Bill introduced me to nutrition research, allowing me to intern in his laboratory in Hart Hall as an undergraduate.  I am grateful for his kindness, wit, wisdom, and generosity of spirit.  I am sure many have personal recollections of Bill.

    The family has let me know that there will not be a service but asks that if you would like to remember him at this time, to take a hike or go fishing, which is something Bill would surely appreciate.


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