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Research Project: Improve Nutrient Management and Efficiency of Beef Cattle and Swine

Location: Nutrition, Growth and Physiology

Title: Frontiers in ruminant nutrition: An ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS 2020 symposium overview

item CATON, JOEL - North Dakota State University
item ENGLE, TERRY - Colorado State University
item Crouse, Matthew
item ARCHIBEQUE, SHAWN - Colorad0 State University
item NAGARAJA, T - Kansas State University
item HUNTINGTON, GERALD - North Carolina State University

Submitted to: Journal of Animal Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/23/2020
Publication Date: 9/15/2020
Citation: Caton, J.S., Engle, T., Crouse, M.S., Archibeque, S., Nagaraja, T.G., Huntington, G. 2020. Frontiers in ruminant nutrition: An ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS 2020 symposium overview. Journal of Animal Science. 98(9):1-3.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Frontiers in Ruminant Nutrition Symposium was recently held at the 2020 joint American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), and Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS) in virtual format. This symposium was designed to showcase specific areas of ruminant nutrition research that represent current and emerging research frontiers. The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate discussion, creative research, and scholarship activities within these critical areas through relevant presentations by leading scientists in specifically selected fields. Five presentations were selected for this year’s “Frontiers in Ruminant Nutrition” symposium. The first was the 2020 American Feed Ingredient Association Ruminant Nutrition Award recipient presentation by Dr. Terry Engle (Engle, 2020), who presented “Effect of Trace Mineral Source on Rumen Fermentation and Trace Mineral Distribution in the Rumen.” The second presentation was entitled “Micronutrients, One-Carbon Metabolism, and Epigenetics: Potential Developmental and Production Outcomes” was provided by Dr. Matthew Crouse (Crouse et al., 2020a). The third presentation was given by Drs. Shawn Archibeque, Jasmine Dillon, and Kristen Johnson (Archibeque et al., 2020) and focused on “Linking Nutrition, Production, and Environmental Aspects of Ruminant Livestock Production.” Dr. T. G. Nagaraja (Nagaraja, 2020) gave the fourth presentation on “Nutrition and the Ruminal Microbiome: Emerging Frontiers from an Old Friend.”. The final presentation was entitled “Past, Present and Future of Protein and N Metabolism in Ruminants” and was presented by Drs. Gerald Huntington and Joan Eisemann (Huntington and Eisemann, 2020).