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ASAS hospitality suite open during JAM

July 6, 2015 – Attending the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting next week? Then plan to relax and catch up with colleagues in the ASAS hospitality suite. While you’re there, join the ASAS Foundation Coffee Club, charge your mobile devices and buy an ASAS logo shirt! Read more


ASAS welcomes incoming Board members

July 2, 2015 – The ASAS Board of Directors welcomes the following incoming Board members who will begin their terms this month in conjunction with the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting, July 12-16, Orlando, Fla.  Read more

ASAS polos available at JAM

July 2nd, 2015 – The ASAS Foundation will be selling ASAS Logo Polos at JAM 2015!

They will be available at the ASAS Hospitality Suite, Suwannee 20.  We will have limited quantities and sizes available on-site.  Cost per shirt is $30 if picked up at the meeting.   Read more

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New issue of Natural Sciences Education available

July 6, 2015 – Natural Sciences Education (NSE) is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal on animal and natural sciences education. The American Society of Agronomy publishes NSE along with several cooperating societies, including ASAS. Read more »

ASAS welcomes Mike Tokach to ASAS Board

Mike Tokach wins AFIA Nonruminant Nutrition Award

July 6, 2015 – Dr. Mike Tokach, Professor and State Leader of Extension at Kansas State University, is this year’s winner of the American Feed Industry Association’s Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research. His extraordinary accomplishments in swine nutrition research will earn him recognition at the ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando, July 12-16. Read more »

Cliff Lamb

Lamb receives Animal Management Award

July 6, 2015 – Dr. Graham Clifford Lamb, Assistant Director and Professor at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, Fla., is the recipient of the Animal Management Award. He will be recognized during the ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando, July 12-16.

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Soybean meal positively affects pigs with PRRSV

By Samantha Kneeskern, ASAS Science Communications Intern

July 2, 2015 – Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is the most widespread disease in the swine industry. In sows, PRRSV causes reproductive problems during gestation, including abnormal litters or abortions. Growing pigs with the disease will have respiratory problems and poor growth. Read more »

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Forages and Pastures Symposium leads to 3 new papers in JAS

By Samantha Kneeskern, ASAS Science Communications Intern

July 2, 2015 – Feed and production input costs are the primary economic drivers of the cattle industry. As input costs increase, producers and cattle are asked to be more efficient to satisfy global food demands. Furthermore, the amount of land available for cattle production in the United States has decreased over the past 10 years. Improvements with marginal land and marginal-quality harvested feeds are being considered. Read more »