Department Roundup : Department Roundup 2015 07 15

  1. Congratulations Bill Weiss!

    ADSA Press Release:

    Dr. William Weiss Receives ADSA Fellow Award

    Champaign, IL – The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Dr. William Weiss as a 2015 recipient of the ADSA Fellow Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

    The purpose of the ADSA Fellow Award is to recognize dairy foods division and production division members of the American Dairy Science Association who have rendered distinguished service to the dairy industry over 20 years or more.  The winner must have made exceptional contributions to the dairy industry, to a dairy‐related discipline, or to the American Dairy Science Association; in addition, the winner must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for a minimum of 20 years.

    Bill Weiss’s research program has had a substantial effect on the way dairy cows are fed in the United States and internationally. His research has improved ration formulation by developing better equations to estimate feed energy and has improved cow health by developing improved supplementation strategies for trace nutrients. His research on variation in feeds should result in more precise diet formulation. Weiss has an extensive outreach program and is a sought‐after speaker with the ability to condense complex data into easily understood, useable information. He has served on 2 National Research Committees that wrote the Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle publication and has contributed to ADSA by serving as editor for the Journal of Dairy Science.

    It is with great pleasure that ADSA presents Dr. Bill Weiss with a 2015 ADSA Fellow Award.

  2. Congratulations Bonnie Ayars!

    ADSA Press release:

    Dr. Bonnie Ayars Receives Hoard's Dairyman Youth Development Award

    Champaign, IL – The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Dr. Bonnie Ayars as the 2015 recipient of the Hoard's Dairyman Youth Development Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

    The Hoard’s Dairyman Youth Development Award was created to recognize a candidate who has had significant involvement in dairy‐related youth activities either in a professional or volunteer capacity for a minimum of 10 years. The recipient shall be highly regarded in the dairy industry for his or her role in personal development of dairy youth and for enhancing knowledge of and interest in the dairy industry. The winner need not be a member of the American Dairy Science Association and may have worked with youth of any age, in many possible capacities such as coach, counselor, teacher, advisor, mentor, chaperone, or supervisor.

    Bonnie Ayars’s entire professional life has been devoted to inspiring youth. She has benefited the youth in keeping them focused on the opportunities in the dairy industry and has benefited the dairy industry by keeping many of these wonderfully talented young people focused on working in this dynamic industry. She has guided many young lives through academic and personal issues, officially as a guidance counselor, as a dairy judging coach, and as a friend. Since her arrival at Ohio State to work with dairy youth programs, she has increased participation in the dairy youth events and developed additional outstanding programs, such as Dairy Palooza. Whether in the classroom, at a dairy show or other dairy event, or at home, Ayars is a teacher. The purpose of the Hoard’s Dairyman Youth Development Award is to recognize the dedication and effect of people like Bonnie Ayars on youth, for which she has been engaged for more than 40 years.

    It is with great pleasure that ADSA and Hoard's Dairyman present Dr. Bonnie Ayars with the 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Youth Development Award. 

  3. Congratulations Mike Day!

    Story: ASAS Taking Stock or click through to July 9 Taking Stock

    Day earns Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award

    By Samantha Kneeskern, ASAS Communications

    July 9, 2015 – Dr. Michael Day, professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) and OSU Beef Center Supervisor, is the recipient of this year’s Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award. He will be honored at the 2015 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando.

    Day earned his B.S. degree at the University of Missouri and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Nebraska working under the direction of Dr. Jim Kinder. In 1985, Day joined The Ohio State University faculty.

    His distinguished research career focuses on endocrine regulation of pubertal, ovarian follicular and uterine processes in cattle, with estrous cycle control as a constant component of his program. Day’s principle discoveries are embedded in how the endocrine system impacts reproductive physiology to enhance probability of reproductive success.

    His research provides significant insight into important fundamental endocrine/physiological mechanisms that need to be regulated for development of effective and practical programs for heifer development and estrous cycle control.

    As with findings relative to puberty, his research in follicular maturity has been applied to estrous control programs in collaborative research with Brazil to enhance timed AI pregnancy rates.

    He has a strong peer-refereed scientific publication and graduate student education record. International and industry collaborations have been key components of his research endeavors. Day also contributes to many extension programs on a state, national and international scale and is highly respected for his beef reproduction outreach engagements.

    Day has sustained many activities with the American Society of Animal Science, highlighted by him serving as President of the Midwest Section of the Society in 2000.

    The Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award is sponsored by the James W. Lauderdale Appreciation Club. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.

  4. Alumnus Receives Bouffault International Award

    Alumnus and 2008 Ohio State Animal Science Hall of Fame inductee Dr. David Notter received the ASAS Bouffault International Award. Link to ASAS notice from Taking Stock, below.

    Notter receives Bouffault International Award

    by Samantha Kneeskern

    July 12, 2015 – Dr. David Notter is the winner of this year’s Bouffault International Award. He will be honored at the 2015 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando. The Bouffault Award recognizes distinguished service to animal agriculture in the developing areas of the world.

    Notter was born in 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio, and grew up on a small tobacco and cattle farm. He has a B.S. degree in Animal Science from The Ohio State University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska.

    He was a faculty member at Virginia Tech until his retirement in 2010. As Emeritus Professor, he remains active in the department and continues to do applied research in quantitative genetics.

    Notter has made important global contributions to the characterization, conservation, appropriate use, and continuing improvement of farm animal genetic resources through diverse assignments with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and International Atomic Energy Agency.

    His international activities focused on 1) management of global farm animal genetic resources, 2) mentoring of developing-country scientists, and 3) livestock genetic evaluation and rural community development.

    With his international travels and contributions, Notter has learned to balance the existing community ideas and breed adaptations for certain environments with the fact that genetic improvements will enhance productivity.

    He mentored scientists in developing countries through collaborations and cooperative research in India and Bangladesh, and recently initiated collaborations involving the genetic evaluation of sheep in Mexico and development of a breeding nucleus for alpaca in Peru.

    The Bouffault International Award is sponsored by the Center for Regulatory Services, Inc. To be eligible for nomination, the nominee shall have made a meritorious scientific contribution by way of teaching, research or other service to animal agriculture in one or more of the developing areas of the world over a period of five or more years.

    Please join us in honoring Dr. David Notter.

  5. Undergraduate Poster Competition Tie

    Rachel Adams tied for 3rd place in the undergraduate poster competition at the 2015 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando:

    Extended-spectrum cephalosporin, carbapenem, and fluoroquinolone-resistant gram-negative coliform bacteria present on equine environmental surfaces.
    Rachael Adams*2, Dixie Mollenkopf1, Dimitria Mathys1, Joshua Daniels1, and Thomas Wittum1, 1The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sci-ences, Columbus, OH.

  6. Recently Published / Presented

    Huff GR, Huff WE, Rath NC, Anthony NB, Nestor KE. 2015. Ascorbic acid differentially affects stress response and resistance to colibacillosis in turkeys from genetic lines differing in growth rate. Avian Dis 59(2):323-8.

    Lilburn MS and Loeffler S. 2015. Early intestinal growth and development in poultry. Poult Sci 94(7):1569-76.

    Grinberg IR, Yin G, Borovok I, Miller MEB, Yeoman CJ, Dassa B, Yu Z, Mizrahi I, Flint HJ, Bayer EA, and others. 2015. Functional phylotyping approach for assessing intraspecific diversity of ruminococcus albus within the rumen microbiome. FEMS Microbiol Lett 362(3).

    Morrow M, Ottobre J, Ottobre A, Neville P, St-Pierre N, Dreschel N, Pate JL. 2015. Breed-dependent differences in the onset of fear-related avoidance behavior in puppies. Journal of Veterinary Behavior-Clinical Applications and Research 10(4):286-94.

    Patra AK and Yu Z. 2015. Effects of garlic oil, nitrate, saponin and their combinations supplemented to different substrates on invitro fermentation, ruminal methanogenesis, and abundance and diversity of microbial populations. J Appl Microbiol 119(1):127-38.

    St-Pierre NR and Weiss WP. 2015. Partitioning variation in nutrient composition data of common feeds and mixed diets on commercial dairy farms. J Dairy Sci 98(7):5004-15.

    Weiss WP, Wyatt DJ, Kleinschmit DH, Socha MT. 2015. Effect of including canola meal and supplemental iodine in diets of dairy cows on short-term changes in iodine concentrations in milk. J Dairy Sci 98(7):4841-9.

    Joint Annual Meeting ADSA-ASAS July 12-16, 2015, Orlando, Florida

    Effect of overstocking at the feed bunk on indicators of cow temperament.
    Danielle N. Coleman*, Maurice L. Eastridge, Jessica A. Pempek, and Kathryn L. Proudfoot

    Effect of prepartum dam supplementation, creep-feeding and post-weaning diet on age at puberty in Nellore heifers. Marcos V. C. Ferraz Junior*, Delci D. Nepomuceno, Marcos V. Biehl, Alexandre V. Pires, Marcelo H. Santos, Renan G. Silva, Vinicius N. Gouvea, Jose R. S. Gonçalves, Thiago S. Andrade, and Michael L. Day

    Effect of prepartum dam supplementation and creep-feeding on age at puberty in Nellore heifers.
    Elizangela M. Moreira, Alexandre V. Pires, Delci D. Nepomuceno, Marcos V. C. Ferraz Junior*, Jose A. Faleiro Neto, Marcos V. Biehl, Jose R. S. Goncalves, Renan G. Silva, Marcelo H. Santos, Vinicius N. Gouvea, and Michael L. Day

    Efficacy of PGF2α doses to induce luteolysis on day 5, 7, or 9 of estrus cycle in nonlactating Nellore cows.
    Marcos V. Biehl*, Alexandre V. Pires, Marcos V. C. Ferraz Junior, Jose R. S. Gonçalves, Anibal B. Nascimento, Marcelo H. Santos, Vinicius N. Gouvea, Alexandre A. Miszura, Leandro H. Cruppe, and Michael L. Day

    The effect of nitrate or live yeast culture on methane mitigation in a continuous culture system.
    Caitlyn M. Massie*, Benjamin A. Wenner, Amanda M. Gehman, Zhongtang Yu, Kelly C. Wrighton, and Jeffrey L. Firkins

    Effects of acetate, and propionate infusion and pH on VFA production.
    Sandip Ghimire*, Benjamin A. Wenner, Richard A. Kohn, Jeffrey L. Firkins, and Mark D. Hanigan

    Introduction. [Bioethics Symposium Effects of science, government, and the public in directing the future of animal agriculture]
    Jessica Pempek, The Ohio State University.

    Industry–university partnerships in research and graduate student training.
    Michael L. Day

    Effectiveness of treating subclinical ketosis in dairy cows.
    Albert J. Brown*, Maurice L. Eastridge, Leon D. Weaver, and K. J. Chapman

    The use of gene expression in milk fat as an indicator of trace mineral status in dairy cows.
    M. J. Faulkner*, E. H. Wall, and W. P. Weiss

    Effects of varying anthelmintic formulations on hindgut microflora in horses.
    John Rowe*, Katelyn Barnhart, Elizabeth Share, John Mark Reddish, and Kimberly Cole

    ADSA Production Division Graduate Student Poster Competition, PhD

    Increased stocking density at the feed bunk may affect the welfare and productivity of dairy cows and growth of their heifer calves.
    Jessica A. Pempek*, Maurice L. Eastridge, Kathryn L. Proudfoot, Gregory G. Habing, Lohendy M. Muñoz Vargas, and Danielle N. Coleman

    Ellipsoid equation improves accuracy and efficiency of estimating protozoal volume.
    Benjamin A. Wenner*, Brooklyn K. Wagner, and Jeffrey L. Firkins

    Milk yield at dry-off and other factors affecting risk of intramammary infections at calving.
    Paige N. Gott*, Päivi J. Rajala-Schultz, Gustavo M. Schuenemann, and Joseph S. Hogan

    Effects of including virginiamycin in feedlot diets containing monensin under commercial conditions in Mexico.
    Jorge R. Kawas, Rene Alvarado, Milton A. Gorocica-Buenfil*, and Francis L. Fluharty

    Identification and removal of outliers in feed databases for beef cattle.
    Huyen Tran*, William Weiss, Galen Erickson, and Phillip S. Miller

    Soil contamination in forages: Estimation and geographical distribution.
    J. R. Knapp*, W. P. Weiss, R. T. Ward, and K. R. Perryman

    Trace mineral variation in dairy forages: Where are the hot spots?
    J. R. Knapp*, W. P. Weiss, R. T. Ward, and K. R. Perryman

    Variation in timed-AI pregnancy rates in beef sires.
    Bo R. Harstine*, Rodrigo A. C. Martins, Adnan D. P. Rodrigues, Leandro H. Cruppe, Matthew D. Utt, Lon D. Peters, José L. M. Vasconcelos, Mel DeJarnette, and Michael L. Day

    Global impact of improving feed efficiency and technology transfer efficacy.
    Robin R. White*, Todd J. Applegate, Gary L. Cromwell, Donald C. Beitz, Michael L. Galyean, Mary Beth Hall6, Phil-lip S. Miller, Jack Odle, William P. Weiss, and Mark D. Hanigan

    Comparison of delayed weaning and mineral form on lamb growth and parasitism.
    Jefferson McCutcheon*, David Clevenger, Gary Lowe, and Francis Fluharty

    The effect of temperature, pH, total solids and type of shape of goat manure for biogas production.
    Bruno Biagioli*, Kleber T. Resende, Izabelle A. M. A. Teixeira, Normand St-Pierre, Carla J. Härter, and Márcia H. M. R. Fernandes

    A meta-analysis of net protein and energy requirements for growth of dairy goats.
    Anaiane Souza*, Normand St-Pierre, Marcia Fernandes, Amélia Almeida, Julián Vargas, and Izabelle Teixeira

    Comparison of four beef production systems on carcass characteristics.
    Jefferson McCutcheon*, Steven Moeller, Henry Zerby, and Francis Fluharty

    University efforts to generate community support for a university farm. Joe Hogan*

    Ellipsoid equation improves accuracy and efficiency of estimating protozoal volume.
    Benjamin A. Wenner*, Brooklyn K. Wagner, and Jeffrey L. Firkins

    Effect of passage rate and pH on microbial diversity and total methanogens in continuous culture.
    Benjamin A. Wenner*, Jill A. Stiverson, Zhongtang Yu, and Jeffrey L. Firkins