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  1. Vol. 94 No. 11, p. 4972



Information regarding meetings, new books, calls for papers, and other items of interest to animal scientists should be e-mailed to Approximately 30 days should be allowed from the date of submission until receipt of the print journal by subscribers. These announcements will be published in the journal and on the ASAS Web site ( free of charge.

Upcoming Sectional Meetings…

2017 ASAS Southern Section Meeting

When: February 4 to 7, 2017

Where: Franklin, TN

Website: Coming soon

2017 ASAS Midwestern Section Meeting

When: March 13 to 15, 2017

Where: Omaha, NE

Website: Coming soon

2017 ASAS Western Section Meeting

When: June 20 to 12, 2017

Where: Fargo, ND

Website: Coming soon

Upcoming National and ASAS Sponsored Meetings…

97th National Block & Bridle Convention

When: March 31 to April 2, 2017

Where: Arlington, VA


2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show

When: July 8 to 12, 2017

Where: Baltimore, MD



Registration open for two upcoming sectional meetings

Online registration is now available for the following ASAS sectional meetings:

The Annual Meeting of the ASAS Southern Section (, to be held in Franklin, Tenn., February 4-7, 2017.

The Annual Meeting of the Midwest Branch of ADSA and the Midwestern Section of ASAS (, to be held in Omaha, Neb., March 13–15, 2017.

Printable registration forms also are available for both meetings.

Cover picked for new journal

The results of an ASAS membership vote on cover choices for a new journal called Translational Animal Science are available in Taking Stock (

The journal is currently under development. Its name and tagline read: Translational Animal Science: Translate basic science to industry innovation.

Translational Animal Science will join the ASAS journal portfolio, increasing publications options for our members and moving ASAS further into the open-access arena. It will revolutionize the review process by introducing open review to our members. ASAS will keep you informed as the journal develops.

ASAS Constitution and Bylaws revised

The ASAS Constitution and Bylaws have been updated to reflect results of membership votes on changes to the Constitution and Bylaws. Access the revised Constitution and Bylaws under Corporate Documents ( at the website. Additional information about the revisions can be found in Taking Stock (

Help Us Update

ASAS is looking for experts to review the following content areas at the website. These content areas are considered hot topics in animal science and production. If you can help provide credible science-based information to update these areas, please email

Antibiotic use in livestock production

Welfare concerns for animal housing

Humane types of animal slaughter

Animals used in research

Why eat animal products?

The impact of animals on the environment

Organic farming

Diseases from animals

Cloning and genetics



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