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Rudolph can multi-task

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is in high demand this time of year, but his species may be able to do more than just guide Santa’s sleigh. Read more

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ASAS makes connections in D.C.

On December 8, ASAS representatives met with various organizations and their representatives in Washington, D.C. The meetings were held in conjunction with the ASAS-hosted “Snack and Fact” briefing about non-traditional meat animals and their use as protein sources throughout the world. Read more


Southern Section news

The 2015 ASAS Southern Section Meeting is January 31-February 3 in Atlanta, Ga.

The deadline for nominations for the Fontenot Appreciation Club Travel Award to this meeting has been extended to December 29, 2014. Read more

Recent Articles


A genetically modified organism?

Written by Harold Hafs

When this photo (#4409, Oscar Hafs with “Windrow Golden Jim” on the Hafs’ farmstead) was taken in 1954, most dairy cattle were bred by a bull on a farm. Typically, a single bull could service a herd with 30 to 40 cows and the replacement heifers. More bulls were needed proportional to the numbers of cows. While every farmer endeavored to choose bulls thought to be genetically superior, we now know chances were not good any one of these bulls would transmit superior milk production. Read more »


Donate to ASAS!

Looking for a way to help support animal science educational programs, internships, travel scholarships, awards and meeting symposia? Then consider giving a fully tax deductible gift to the ASAS Foundation. Read more »


Have you tried the kangaroo jerky?

The December 8 “Snack and Fact” briefing, hosted by the American Society of Animal Science, offered insights and non-traditional solutions for meeting the protein needs of a growing world population, as well as a taste of the unusual. Read more »

Trends in game meat hygiene

New book: “The Gestating and Lactating Sow”

A new book entitled, The Gestating and Lactating Sow, edited by Dr. Chantal Farmer with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has been published. Read more »


Hops and horses

By Sandra Avant, USDA-ARS

The hop plant—Humulus lupus—has the potential to reduce harmful bacteria that cause diseases in horses, according to a collaborative Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Kentucky study. However, further research on safety and efficacy must first be conducted before recommending hops for horses. Read more »