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Call for 2015 Southern Section abstracts

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Section, American Society of Animal Science will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 31 – February 3, 2015, in conjunction with the 112th Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists.

Members are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers for oral presentation. The deadline to submit an abstract for this meeting is October 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm CDT.

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JAS in the news

An article in press in the Journal of Animal Science (JAS) has already received coverage in the news media.

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Call for 2015 Midwestern Section abstracts

Members are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers for oral or poster presentation at the ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch 2015 Annual Meeting. The deadline to submit an abstract for this meeting is November 5, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Read more

Recent Articles


In Memoriam: Dr. Brian J. Bequette

BequetteBrian J. Bequette, 53, of Columbia, Md., died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

Brian was an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland. Read more »


“2,000 Bull Project” targets cattle traits

Written by: Sandra Avant, ARS News Service

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations for routinely measured traits such as growth and calving ease. They are also targeting economically important traits like feed efficiency and disease resistance that are expensive or difficult to measure. In 2007, scientists started the “2,000 Bull Project” at the ARS Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, Nebraska, to study relationships between genomic variation and economically important traits in 16 breeds. Read more »

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A glimpse of early hay management

Written by: Harold Hafs

Through the years, there have been dramatic advances in the methods that farmers use to harvest and preserve hay. These advances offer an excellent example of the applied research contributions of land grant universities and their cooperation with industry. The images below, located in the Animal Science Image Gallery (ASIG), illustrate how hay was harvested and stored until the mid-twentieth century. As you view them, think of how much forage harvesting has changed and how this has impacted both hay quality and animal nutrition. Read more »


Obituary of Dr. Edward Hauser, 98

HauserProfessor Edward R. Hauser, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin and past member of ASAS, died on September 8, 2014, in Fitchburg, WI. Hauser was 98. Read more »


IIAD seeking applications from graduate students

IIADThe Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) is now welcoming applications from students pursuing graduate degree work involving transboundary, zoonotic and/or emerging disease research for the IIAD Graduate Level Career Development Program. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

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