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Rush D. Holt to lead AAAS

Congressman Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., who will retire from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his eighth term, has agreed to join the world’s largest general scientific organization, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals. Read more


2014 Saddle & Sirloin Gallery inductee honored

Having your portrait hung in the Saddle & Sirloin Club Portrait Collection in Louisville, Ky., is one of the most prestigious honors an animal agriculturist can receive. This year’s honor went to Minnie Lou Bradley, a distinguished livestock industry leader and a woman of many “firsts” at Oklahoma State University.

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Climate change survey has a message for animal scientists

According to a survey by Purdue and Iowa State universities, farmers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes. The results also suggest just how important it is to translate data in ways that are relevant to a general audience. Read more


Attend next “Snack and Fact” briefing

The next “Snack and Fact” briefing is scheduled for Dec. 8, 2014, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. It will focus on the topic of using non-traditional meat animals to meet global food needs.

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Recent Articles

Courtesy of Glen Aiken, ARS

New collaborative study yields solutions to fescue toxicity

By Sandra Avant, USDA-ARS

The seedheads of tall fescue, a cool-season perennial grass used for grazing and hay production, may be the most appetizing part of the plant to cattle, but they are also the most toxic. Read more »

Courtesy of ARS

Does stink bug odor transfer into milk?

By Sandra Avant, USDA-ARS

Dairy producers do not have to worry about getting smelly milk from cows that have eaten feed contaminated with stink bugs, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study. Read more »

Courtesy of Case IH

Image Gallery: Modern hay harvesting

By Harold Hafs

The September 18 issue of Taking Stock highlighted some historical illustrations of harvesting hay, selected from the Animal Science Image Gallery (ASIG). Those images reveal the labor intensity to harvest, store and feed hay to animals until World War II, in stark contrast to the modern labor-saving methods illustrated below that also offer major improvements in forage quality. Read more »

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Learn to communicate science effectively

You may find it easy to talk about research theories, the trial data you collected or your scientific conclusions, but do you know how to decipher it for the general public?

Jay Byrne, president and founder of v-Fluence Interactive, Inc., has some guidance. His advice consists of four components, which he shared last month during a presentation at Innovate 2014. Read more »


New task force created to address antibiotic resistance

Last week, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced the creation of a task force to address the issue of antibiotic resistance in production agriculture. Read more »