Category Taking Stock Australia

Protein boosts gains and fertility

February 2017, Ashlee McEvoy, ASAP/ASAS 2017 Communications Intern Industry specialist, Jeff House, principal of Jeff House Livestock and former NSW Department of Primary Industries cattle officer has told The Land in an interview that if livestock producers do not incorporate a protein supplement during the summer months when pasture qualities and growth are low, the […]

Australian beef in Indonesia

February 2017, Ashlee McEvoy, ASAP/ASAS 2017 Communications Intern In April 2016, Indonesian cattle importers were struggling with Australia’s record-high live export prices. Over an 18-month period, prices rose from $2.50 per kilogram to $3.90 per kilogram, and importers still had to pay over $4 per kilogram for delivery. At the time, the wet market in […]

Meet the 2017 USA Communications Interns

The Australian Society of Animal Production and the American Society of Animal Science offer two places each year for Australian students to travel to the USA to participate in an internship in science writing and communications. The internships are open to final-year undergraduate students enrolled in animal science or agriculture degrees, and are selected via […]

Current understanding of Acute Bovine Liver Disease in Australia

  Ashlee McEvoy ASAP/ASAS Intern  A paper recently published in MDPI has outlined the current published and unpublished understandings of acute bovine liver disease (ABLD) and its links to certain types of grass, fungi and toxins that the disease may be associated with. ABLD is a hepatotoxic disease principally affecting both beef and dairy grazing […]

Possible legal meat consumption changes in South Australia

Ashlee McEvoy ASAP/ASAS Intern At the end of 2016, the State Government opened up a consultation on revising the Food Standard Code definition of game meat in South Australia; a proposal that has been condemned by animal groups. Currently the animals that fall under the game meat definition include goat, rabbit, hare, kangaroo, wallaby and […]

Conference abstract directory available

Want to find out more about the research presented at the Animal Production 2016 Conference in South Australia, held 4-7 July 2016? Brief communications from the speakers are available to read online – simply click on the link below and you will have access to the Conference Booklet (proceedings) and an online directory of two-page brief communications. Conference […]

ASAP becomes first international section of ASAS

Last month during the Animal Production 2016 Conference in Adelaide, ASAP members voted to officially join the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) as its first international section.

TSA from Animal Production 2016

For ASAP members who can’t attend Animal Production 2016 or for a recap of the conference, keep an eye out for a special issue of Taking Stock Australia.

New issue of WAAP newsletter

May 27, 2016 – A new issue of The World Animal Science News, the World Association for Animal Production’s (WAAP) newsletter, is now available. Read about animal science and livestock industry news from around the world.

Animal Production 2016 speaker profiles

Alan Tilbrook, Tina Widowski, John Black, Tad Sonstegard and Tim Doran are invited speakers at Animal Production 2016 to be held in Adelaide July 4-7, 2016.