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What’s new in JAS Just Published?

Oct. 8, 2015 – There are several recent additions to the Just Published section of the Journal of Animal Science. New articles have been added to the Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, and Animal Production sections within the past week. There are also new articles under Invited Review and Special Topics. Read more


Nominate a Midwest Young Scholar today

Oct. 8, 2015 – Here are guidelines for the ADSA Midwest Branch Young Dairy Scholars and the ASAS Midwestern Section Animal Science Young Scholars programs. Nominations are due October 30, 2015. Read more


Bioenergy policy statement updated

Oct. 1, 2015 – The ASAS Public Policy Committee has taken on the task of updating the Public Policy Statements at the website. The latest statement to be released is entitled “In Pursuit of Bioenergy Alternatives.” The ASAS climate change and biotechnology policy statements also have been updated. A copy of the statement is provided here. Read more

Recent Articles


JAM 2016 Highlight: PANCOSMA Symposium

Plans for the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting are underway and this coming year’s PANCOSMA symposium will focus on the use of non-nutrients in animal diets.

Food provides a source of informational substrates that the gut, detects, processes the information, and responds to. This newly rediscovered phenomenon has particular resonance in animal nutrition.

Research and technological efforts over the last 50 years have explored the dietary nutritional content (e.g. requirement of the animal, availability of dietary nutrients), have targeted the removal of anti-nutritional factors (e.g. non-starch polysaccharides, toxins) and have added non-nutrients to either eliminate the gut ecosystem (antibiotics) or manipulate it (pre or probiotics). Read more »


Symposium provides tools for managing mass animal mortality events

Oct. 8, 2015 – The 5th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products and Associated Health Risks was held September 28 – October 1, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. Through presentations, tours, hands-on activities and networking opportunities, participants were able to discuss effective plans and methods aimed at protecting animal health, human health, economies, communities and our environment during routine and emergency animal mortality management. Read more »


AnimalSmart gets good exposure at World Dairy Expo

Oct. 5, 2015 – The AnimalSmart program went on the road last week to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. The five-day event drew a daily crowd of 13,500 or more visitors. Cow-themed headbands and a kid-sized coloring table were a big draw at the AnimalSmart booth! Read more »


You don’t dig up one of these everyday!

Oct. 5, 2015 – Michigan farmers recently unearthed a woolly mammoth skeleton near Ann Arbor while digging a drainage ditch. Researchers from the University of Michigan hustled to excavate the skeleton so as not to delay soybean harvest. Read more »


ARS wants your input

Oct. 5, 2015 – The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has invited its stakeholders to assist the agency with identifying research priorities for the next National Program research cycle, as well as assess the performance of the Animal Health National Program 103 over the last five years. Read more »