Subject: Call for Nominations for FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award
From: Dr. Michael Lilburn, President-Elect, FASS
I am writing to invite you to nominate colleagues for the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award. The award is designed to stimulate, acknowledge, and reward pioneering and innovative research relevant to the nutrition of animals that benefits mankind and the nutritional value of foods from animals. The award will be presented at the meeting of choice of the award winner (during the ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting or PSA Annual Meeting) in the summer of 2014. Read more
Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension
The first quarter of 2014 saw unprecedented prices for all classes of cattle and beef. Retail beef prices moved sharply higher in March for both Choice and All Fresh beef. The March retail Choice price was up 6.7 percent over December levels while the All Fresh retail price was up 6.5 percent compared to December. The Choice retail beef price was up 8.7 percent year over year and the All Fresh retail beef price was up 9 percent from one year ago. Read more
AMES —Long-time Iowa State University Extension swine veterinarian James D. McKean, 67, of Ames, died April 10.
“The pork industry lost a great friend and the Iowa Pork Industry Center lost a great champion with the passing of Dr. McKean,” said John Mabry, ISU animal science professor and former director of the center. Read more
By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA — I have just written the world’s worst science research paper: More than incompetent, it’s a mess of plagiarism and meaningless garble.
Now science publishers around the world are clamouring to publish it.
They will distribute it globally and pretend it is real research, for a fee.
The only known animals in which the female has a penis and the male has a vagina have been discovered. Kazunori Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University in Japan, Rodrigo Ferreira from the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil, and Charles Lienhard in Geneva are responsible for the discovery. The research was published in the April 17, 2014, edition of the journal Current Biology.
Four distinct but related species of cave-dwelling insects (Neotrogla) were discovered in caves in Brazil. The female Neotrogla bear the young but the males have a small vagina while the females have an elaborate penile structure. Read more