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Thank you sponsors!

March 23, 2015 - The success of the scientific program, events and awards at the ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Meeting would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors!

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Midwest Virtual Meeting now available

Thurs., March 19, 2015 - Were you unable to attend the 2015 Midwest Meeting, or missed a presentation of interest to you? If so, you can still view recordings of all of the Midwest Meeting oral and symposia presentations online. The symposia presentations will be posted the day after they take place, and the oral presentations will be posted within a week. The presentations will remain online for 30 days after the meeting so that you can view any presentation from the meeting when it is convenient for you.

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High five to student competition winners

Thur., March 19, 2015 – Several graduate and undergraduate student competitions took place this week during the Midwest Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Twenty-one oral and poster competition winners were recognized during the 2015 Midwest Business Meeting and Awards Program. The Stahly/Peo Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student also was honored during the program.

Hats off to the following students for their hard work and achievements!

Stahly/Peo Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award: Nestor Gutierrez, Iowa State University Read more

Recent Articles

23
Mar
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Highlights of Harlan Ritchie Symposium

Invited speakers at the Harlan Ritchie Symposium at the ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Meeting tackled the symposium’s theme: Have we entered a new era in beef production?

Dr. Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University, began the symposium with an overview of “Trends to watch in cattle nutrition.” He identified eight important trends, including: cost pressure drives consolidation, rapidly growing world population and greater demand for meat, feed price volatility, corporate and consumer interest in how cattle are raised and what they are fed, continued development of feeds with enhanced nutrient characteristics, better understanding of microbial population and effects on nutrition, genomic information will drive improved management, and changing geography of where cattle are fed. Dr. Lardy addressed the students in the audience, who he said are entering a very exciting and dynamic time in the industry. “I really want you to focus on how you think these trends will impact what you do in the future,” he said.

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23
Mar
Microbiologist Qingzhong Yu examines recombinant Newcastle disease virus vaccine candidates in infected cells.

New vaccine to fight poultry diseases

By Sandra Avant, ARS Public Affairs Specialist

A vaccine that protects chickens against two infectious poultry diseases has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

Microbiologist Qingzhong Yu and his colleagues at the Agricultural Research Service’s Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL) in Athens, Georgia, created a vaccine that is effective against infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) and Newcastle disease (ND). ILT and ND are two of the most economically important infectious diseases of poultry. They cause sickness and death in domestic and commercial poultry as well as in some wild birds throughout the world. Read more »

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Mar
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Midwest welcomes new officers

Thurs., March 19, 2015 - Dr. Alan Mathew, outgoing ASAS Midwest President, transferred the gavel to incoming Midwest President, Dr. Jason Apple, during the Midwest Business Meeting this week in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Apple will serve as ASAS Midwest President for 2015-2016. Read more »

18
Mar
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Outstanding Young Teacher – Dr. Brian Whitaker

March 18, 2015 - Dr. Brian Whitaker, University of Findlay, received the Midwest Outstanding Young Teacher Award during the 2015 ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Joint Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

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18
Mar
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Outstanding Young Researcher – Dr. Nicholas Gabler

March 18, 2015 - Dr. Nicholas Gabler, Iowa State University, received the Midwest Outstanding Young Researcher Award during the 2015 ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Joint Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

The award is sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products Inc. Read more »