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  • Mar
    30
    Legislators concerned about potential poultry merger


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    With food prices at an all-time high, the letter expresses extreme concern that further consolidation will raise poultry prices even higher for Americans. Currently, chicken prices have increased by 15% compared to pre-pandemic prices, with cut pay for farmers and limits protections for workers.

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  • Mar
    30
    Food Price Index has hit record high


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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released the FAO Food Price Index for February 2022, and if you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you will not be surprised to hear, food prices have reached a record high. The highest two categories were vegetable oils and dairy products.

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  • Mar
    30
    FDA clears genome-edited beef cattle trait


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    “Today’s decision underscores our commitment to using a risk and science-based, data-driven process that focuses on safety to the animals containing intentional genomic alterations and safety to the people who eat the food produced by these animals,” said Steven M. Solomon, D.V.M., M.P.H., director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Mar
    30
    Canada’s proposed USMCA deemed unacceptable by dairy groups


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    All that American dairy farmers want is fair and good-faith implementation of USMCA’s dairy provisions. That doesn’t seem like a high bar, yet it appears to be insurmountable for Canada based on yesterday’s proposed dairy TRQ scheme changes,” said Jim Mulhern, President, and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF).

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  • Mar
    30
    Agricultural impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict


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    The Russian invasion of Ukraine is expected to have a rippling effect throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Experts warn the U.S. agriculture system could suffer because of the conflict, with disruption of trade flows, greater inflationary pressures, and an increase in volatility across a wide range of global markets.

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  • Mar
    30
    $215 million in USDA funds for meat and poultry processing capacity


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    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced there will be up to $215 million in grants and other support to expand meat and poultry processing options, strengthen the food supply chain, and create jobs and economic opportunities in rural areas.

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  • Mar
    23
    Interpretive Summary: Insulin signaling and antioxidant proteins in adipose tissue explants from dairy cows challenged with hydrogen peroxide are altered by supplementation of arginine or arginine plus methionine


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    In nonruminants, oxygen-derived free-radicals such as hydrogen peroxide produced during stressful events impair insulin responsiveness including glucose uptake, protein synthesis, and fatty acid metabolism.

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  • Mar
    23
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of α-glycerol monolaurate on intestinal morphology, nutrient digestibility, serum profiles, and gut microbiota in weaned piglets


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    Glycerol monolaurate (GML) is naturally present in breast milk as well as other natural sources such as coconut oil and is widely used as a food additive. Dietary α-GML is used in animal production due to its safe-guarding health and growth-promoting effects.

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  • Mar
    23
    Interpretive Summary: Function of m6A and its regulation of domesticated animals’ complex traits


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    N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is the most abundant RNA modification in eukaryotes. Current studies showed that the m6A modification widely regulates a series of life processes, such as biological metabolism, growth and development, inflammation, and cancer.

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  • Mar
    23
    Interpretive Summary: Transcriptome analyses indicate that heat stress-induced inflammation in white adipose tissue and oxidative stress in skeletal muscle is partially moderated by zilpaterol supplementation in beef cattle


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    Heat stress (HS) negatively impacts livestock health and carcass quality. Supplementation of livestock with β-adrenergic agonists (β-AA) increases muscle mass and decreases fat deposition.

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  • Mar
    23
    Interpretive Summary: Dietary supplementation with fiber, “biotics,” and spray-dried plasma affects apparent total tract macronutrient digestibility and the fecal characteristics, fecal microbiota, and immune function of adult dogs


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    A variety of functional ingredients—those that provide benefits beyond their nutritional value—may be added to pet foods to support gastrointestinal and immune health.

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  • Mar
    20
    ASAS Undergraduate Scholar Recognition


    The American Society of Animal Science would like to help you in recognizing your outstanding animal science students.

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  • Mar
    20
    ASAS National President, Dr. Mike Tokach's Presidential Midwest Meeting Reception


    Many attendees joined ASAS National President, Dr. Tokach at his Midwest Meeting Reception on Tuesday, March 15th.

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  • Mar
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Grape seed tannin extract and polyunsaturated fatty acids affect in vitro ruminal fermentation and methane production


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    Condensed tannins can modulate methane emissions and ruminal biohydrogenation, but effects depend on type and dose.

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  • Mar
    10
    Interpretive Summary: The effect of breed, sex, and oral meloxicam administration on pain biomarkers following hot-iron branding in Hereford and Angus calves


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    The primary objective was to examine the effects of oral meloxicam (MEL), compared with a control, administered at the time of hot-iron branding in Angus and Hereford steers and heifers.

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  • Mar
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Whole genome sequence analyses-based assessment of virulence potential and antimicrobial susceptibilities and resistance of Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from commercial swine and cattle probiotic products


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    Probiotics, also called direct-fed microbials, are widely used in swine and cattle production systems, as an alternative for antibiotics. The benefits of feeding probiotic products include growth promotion and gut functional benefits.

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  • Mar
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Limiting factors for milk production in dairy cows: perspectives from physiology and nutrition


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    With increasing milk yields in dairy cows, potential limiting factors are intensively discussed. The present review addresses physiological and nutritional constraints that are considered limiting for milk production.

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  • Mar
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Nutritional evaluation of fish protein hydrolysate and its application in piglet production


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    Fish protein hydrolysate (FPH), a new protein material rich in peptides and free amino acids, has the potential to serve as an alternative to traditional fish meal.

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  • Mar
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of harvest date and growth stage on triticale forages in the southwest United States: agronomic characteristics, nutritive value, energy density, and in vitro disappearance of dry matter and fiber


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    Our objectives were to screen 14 triticale cultivars for agronomic and nutritive value characteristics with specific emphasis on identifying typical, as well as deviant, responses to the calendar date and plant maturity.

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  • Mar
    10
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of harvest date and growth stage on triticale forages in the southwest USA: kinetics of in vitro disappearance of fiber and dry matter


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    Unless there is an urgency for removing the triticale crop, such as those created by a feed shortage or need to establish a secondary crop, harvest management decisions should be based on plant growth stage, and not calendar date.

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