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October JAS now online

October 27, 2016 – The entire October 2016 issue (Volume 94, Issue 10) of the Journal of Animal Science is now online.

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Lighting type affects ground beef color

By Samantha Kneeskern

Ground beef is a very popular protein option at the grocery store. In fact, in terms of volume, 64% of total beef purchased is ground beef¹. When choosing a package of ground beef from the retail case, consumers rely heavily on the color of the meat to make their decision. The most desirable color is bright, cherry red. Once the meat changes to a brownish color, consumers tend to leave it, resulting in discounted meat and a total loss to retail stores of over $1 billion dollars annually². Read more


Registration open for Western Section Meeting

The 2017 Western Section meeting will be held June 20-23, 2017 in Fargo, North Dakota at the Fargo Dome. Registration is now open! Don’t miss out on early discounts and register online today! Read more

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Department of Homeland Security internship opportunity


Oct. 27, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Read more »


Southern Section Meeting updates

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Section, American Society of Animal Science will be held in Franklin, Tennessee on February 4-7, 2017, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Meeting registration and housing are available through the meeting site. Don’t miss the Awards Banquet on Monday evening at The Factory at Franklin. Read more »

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Calendar of events

Mark your calendars!

Here is a list of upcoming agricultural and animal science events that you may want to attend. Share your event by sending an email to

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ASAS hosts Snack & Fact

October 24, 2016 – ASAS hosted a Snack & Fact today in Washington, D.C. Nearly 40 attendees joined us for a presentation on “Food Animal Production in the Genomics Era.” Read more »


Call for award nominations

Nominations for 2017 Southern Section Awards and 2017 Midwestern Section Awards are now being accepted!