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  • 2016 JAM convenes in Salt Lake City - “Animals and Science: Big Solutions for Grand Challenges” was a fitting theme for the Opening Session of the 2016 ASAS-ADSA®-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting.
  • JAM Abstract Book online - The 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) Abstract Book can be found online only as a pdf. 
  • Stay connected at JAM - ASAS has implemented ways for you to stay connected with us during the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting.

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Interpretive Summaries

  • Identifying “Super Momma” Cows

    Researchers have found that if a cow produces and transfers increased amounts of immunoglobulins into her colostrum she is likely to do so again and again – giving calves that receive colostrum from “super moms” the best chance for a healthy start.
  • Researchers examine extent of dark cutting on beef tenderness

    Beef juiciness, tenderness, and flavor were dependent on dark cutting severity, according to study findings published in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Animal Science.
  • New research on heat stress and pigs

    Pigs exposed to ambient temperatures high enough to provoke heat stress change their physiology, metabolism, and behavior to maintain a stable internal environment.