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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
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James Reecy earns two national awards

By Samantha Kneeskern, ASAS Science Communications Intern

July 2nd, 2015 – Dr. James Reecy, Professor at Iowa State University, is the recipient of two national awards this year: the Animal Growth & Development Award and the Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding & Genetics. He will be honored at the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Read more

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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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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 »

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Agri-King Outstanding Graduate Student Award goes to Ky Pohler

By Samantha Kneeskern, ASAS Scientific Communications

July 2015 – The Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognizes students working toward the mission of ASAS: “The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing, and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being.” Ky Pohler has successfully done that. Read more »

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U.S. MARC: An essential contributor to feeding the future

By ASAS Public Policy Committee

We have all heard that the world population is expected to increase from 7 billion today to more than 9 billion by 2050. In addition, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that there will be a 73% increase in global meat consumption by 2050 (1). Research on animal genetics, disease prevention, and pathogen detection will be important for ensuring a sufficient supply of animal-sourced foods to meet the increased global demand for these products in the future. Read more »

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More funds for NIH, but with strings attached

By Teresa A. Davis, ASAS Public Policy Committee Member

After more than a decade of flat funding, the National Institutes of Health may be getting stronger support from lawmakers. On June 23, a Senate appropriations subcommittee approved a bill to increase the NIH budget by $2 billion to $32 billion. Although the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved a lower figure of a $1.1 billion raise on June 24, both bills exceed the $1 billion increase proposed by the Obama administration. Read more »