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The state of beef tenderness

Dr. Jeff Savell, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, delivered “The State of North American Beef Tenderness” during a session about the technology of livestock products at the 2nd ASAS/AAPA Joint Meeting. AAPA is the Argentina Association of Animal Production. The joint meeting was held Oct. 20-22 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more

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Southern Section award nominations now being accepted

Nominations for the 2015 Southern Section Meeting are now being accepted.

There are numerous Southern Section members who deserve to be recognized for their contribution to the science of animal agriculture. Some have contributed for many years, whereas others are just beginning their careers. Please nominate your deserving colleagues. Read more

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Midwest award nominations now being accepted

Award nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ASAS Midwestern Section and the ADSA Midwestern Branch.

There are numerous Midwest members who deserve to be recognized for their contributions to the science of animal agriculture. Some have contributed for many years, whereas others are just beginning their careers. Please nominate your deserving colleagues. Read more

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The role of traditional and non-traditional meat animals in feeding a growing and evolving world

By Donna-Mareè Cawthorn and Louwrens C. Hoffman

Although our hunter-gatherer ancestors relied on an enormous array of animal species to fulfill their protein requirements, only a handful of these were subsequently domesticated, and cattle, sheep, pigs, and chickens currently represent the main animals used for global meat production.

In spite of various attempts to improve the productivity of these traditional livestock species, this sector is facing immense pressure to meet the increasing demand for animal protein from a growing human population, and the future situation will likely only be aggravated by global warming, water shortages, and land restrictions for livestock production. Read more

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Immunogenetics: Improving disease resistance genetically

mallardThe 2nd Joint Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Argentina Association of Animal Production (Asociación Argentina de Producción Animal i.e., AAPA) convened Monday, October 20, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

During a plenary session on Monday afternoon, Dr. Bonnie Mallard, professor with the Department of Pathobiology in the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, discussed her group’s work on immunogenetics, and how the immune system is genetically regulated. Read more »

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Oct

Nutrition: Making an impact on nitrogen losses

Freestall Dairy BarnThe 2nd Joint Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Argentina Association of Animal Production (Asociación Argentina de Producción Animal i.e., AAPA) continued Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more »

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2nd Joint ASAS-AAPA meeting begins today

The 2nd Joint Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Argentina Association of Animal Production (Asociación Argentina de Producción Animal i.e., AAPA) convened Monday, October 20, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more »

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ASAS tours Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires at night

A delegate of ASAS representatives took in the sights of Buenos Aires, Argentina during a guided tour on Sunday, Oct. 19. Buenos Aires, which means “good air,” has a population of 3 million people. It is the capitol and largest city in Argentina. Read more »

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National Geographic looks at “cloning cows from steaks”

A recent article in National Geographic examines the use of technologies such as cloning, embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization and genomic testing in the beef industry. Read more »