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  • Mar
    11
    In Memory Dr. Harold Hafs


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    Dr. Harold Hafs, 89, passed away on March 4, 2021. Born on his family’s farm in Wisconsin, where farm implements were still drawn by draft horses, Harold Hafs went on to become a nationally prominent advocate for animal science research, education, and product development.

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  • Mar
    11
    Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium I: A Sustainable Approach of Reducing Antibiotics in Swine Production


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    The 2021 American Society of Animal Science Midwest Virtual Meeting session, Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium I (March 9, 2021), comprised of eight presenters from diverse educational backgrounds. The overarching theme of this seminar was the development of intervention strategies to reduce antibiotic use in postweaning swine.

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  • Mar
    11
    Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Symposium: Genome to Phenome--Application to Animal Production


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    Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Symposium: Genome to Phenome--Application to Animal Production
    Yesterday's Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Symposium (March 10, 2021), comprised of three presenters discussing livestock production.

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  • Mar
    11
    Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium III: Utilization of Fiber in Modern Swine Nutrition


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    The 2021 American Society of Animal Science Midwest Virtual Meeting session, Nonruminant Nutrition Symposium III (March 10, 2021), comprised of three presenters discussing topics on the utilization of fiber in swine nutrition. The focus of these talks was on the different types of dietary fiber, the roles and functions of fiber in swine nutrition and the chemical and physical characteristics of fiber.

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  • Mar
    11
    Animal Behavior and Well-Being Symposium: On-farm Animal Welfare: Current Considerations, Legislative Impacts, and Perspective for the Future


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    The Animal Behavior, Health and Well-Being symposium at the Midwest ASAS meeting focused on describing welfare challenges faced currently faced by livestock producers, and how animal scientists, veterinarians and welfare specialists are working to address these challenges.

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  • Mar
    10
    ASAS Midwest recognizes contributions of leading animal scientists


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    After another year of hard work, ASAS Midwest members celebrated the work of their colleagues at the 2021 Virtual Awards Program.

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  • Mar
    10
    Congratulations to the Midwest Student Competition Receipients


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    Several graduate and undergraduate student competitions took place this week during the Virtual Midwest Meeting.

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  • Mar
    10
    Growth, Development, Muscle Biology and Meat Science Symposium


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    The Growth and Development Symposium held on Tuesday, March 9 , 2021 at the ASAS Midwest Meeting gave speakers an opportunity to discuss meat supply and animal growth during a global pandemic.

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  • Mar
    10
    Physiology Symposium II: Reproductive Fluids in Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development


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    This symposium gave speakers the opportunity to discuss in vitro and fertilization.

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  • Mar
    10
    Harlan Ritchie Symposium Recap


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    Bill Rishel began the Harlan Ritchie Symposium discussing historical events that lead to considerable economic shifts within the beef industry.

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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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