The presentations listed below are the unreviewed, unedited papers and PowerPoint presentations submitted at the 2001 International Animal Agriculture and Food Science Conference. Some of the speakers have also chosen to submit these same materials to various journals for eventual publication after peer review and technical editing. However, this site serves simply as a warehouse of raw data from the meeting held in Indianapolis.

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2001

Triennial Growth Symposium: Current Concepts of Animal Growth X: Metabolic and Cellular Regulation of Protein Deposition

S. R. Kimball, "Amino Acids: Regulators of global and specific mRNA translation"

D. Attaix, "Cellular Control of Protein Degradation"

P. O. Hasselgren, "Stress and Muscle Cachexia"

T. A. Davis, "Developmental Regulation of Protein Metabolism"

C. Castaneda-Sceppa, "Muscle Wasting and Protein Metabolism"

S. Nair, "Hormonal Regulation of Regional and Tissue Protein Turnover"

P. J. Garlick, "Nutritional Regulation of Protein Metabolism"



ADSA Foundation Scholar Award Lecture—Dairy Foods


J. Lucey, “Formation and Physical Properties of Milk Protein Gels

ADSA Foundation Scholar Award Lecture—Dairy Production


L. Holden, “Full Circle Dairy Management:  The Integration of Relevant Research, Teaching, and Outreach in a Case-Based Format

ASAS/ADSA Breeding and Genetics:  Breeding Strategies for Dairy Cattle

Invited Speaker:

A. J. McAllister, “Is Crossbreeding the Answer to Questions of Dairy Breed Utilization” 

P. M. VanRaden, “Economic Merit of Crossbred and Purebred US Dairy Cattle” 

Biotechnology, Animal Products, and the Food Industry


K. Glenn, “Is DNA or Protein from Feed Detected in Livestock Products?” 

J. D. Astwood, “The Impact of Biotechnology on Preventing Food Allergies” 

D. L. Kershen, “The Risks of Going Non-Biotech

D. Schmidt, “Consumer Expectation and Perspective” 

Conservation and Management of Animal Genetic Resources     


S. P. Gill, “Cryopreservation of Rooster Sperm:  Influence of Genotypes and Methodologies” 

Energy Nutrition of Ruminants


C. K. Reynolds, Economics of visceral nutrient metabolism in ruminants toll keeping or internal revenue service? 

M.-E. Harper, “Cellular Energy Expenditure and the Importance of Uncoupling” 


Genetics of Disease Resistance


J. L. Burton, “Immunogenomics and the Periparturient Dairy Cow:  Letting Leukocytes Tell Us Their Own Story About Disease Susceptibility

P. M. Coussens, “Genetics and Genomics of Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Infection in Cattle


Meat Science in an International Marketplace


S. F. Bilgili, “Poultry Products and Processing in the International Market Place

On-Farm Certification Programs       


J. McGlone, “Training and Certification of Farm Animal Care” 


Hot Topics in Meat Processing


S. Barbut, “Developing Validation Models for E. coli 0157 Inactivation in Dry Fermented Sausages

O. Sorheim, “Use of Carbon Monoxide in Retail Meat Packaging” 

T. A. Freier, “Use of the AMI Process Lethality Spreadsheet to Validate the Safety of Cooking Procedures” 



Animal Production and the Environment:  Challenges and Solutions 


E. B. Cowling, "Challenges and Opportunities Facing Animal Agriculture: Optimizing Nitrogen Management in the Atmosphere and Biosphere of the Earth"

W. de Vries, “Animal Production Impacts on Nitrogen Emissions to Air and Ground Water:  A Dutch Case with a European Perspective”                             

L. D. Satter, “The Role of Nutrition in Reducing Nutrient Output from Ruminants” 

P. R. Ferket, “Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Environmental Emissions from Non-Ruminants” 

M. Legan, "Animal Producer's Viewpoints on Managing the Environment: What the Producer Can Do"

Animal Products in Today’s Diet 


D. J. McNamara, “The Nutritional Contributions of Animal Products to the US Diet:  The USDA Food Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines” 

H. Shallo, “Designer Foods:  Egg Products

Future U.S. Swine Industry


R. L. Plain, “U. S. Swine Industry—Where We Are and How We Got Here” 

T. Andersen, “The EU Swine Industry and How It Got There” 


Meat Thermoprocessing:  Products and Processes      


B. P. Marks, “Thermal Processing and Microbial Stability” 

T. Rourke, “Enhancement of Cooked Meat Quality and Safety Via Packaging” 

Molecular Manipulation to Influence Mammary Development and Function  


D. L. Hadsell, “Genetic Manipulation of the IFG-I Axis to Regulate Mammary Gland Development and Function

D. J. Jerry, “Regulation of Apoptosis During Mammary Involution by the p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene” 

Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur Interfaces Between Beef Cattle Production and the Environment  


T. J. Klopfenstein, “Effects of Manipulating Protein and Phosphorus Nutrition of Feedlot Cattle on Nutrient Management and the Environment” 

V. Varel, “Livestock Manure Odor Abatement with Plant-Derived Oils and Nitrogen Conservation with Urease Inhibitors”  {Varel.pdf}

Novel Genes and Gene Products


R. Kemppainen, “Differential Display as a Tool to Identify a Steroid Induced Gene” 


Packaging Food and Dairy Products for Extended Shelf-Life


S. Duncan, “Controlled Release of Antioxidants from Polymeric Films to Control Lipid Oxidation in Milk”  {Duncan.pdf}


Role of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) in Growth and Development 


M. W. Orth, “The Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Growth and Development:  An Introduction

S. G. Velleman, “Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Skeletal Muscle Growth and Development

T. M. Schmid, “Role of ECM in Skeletal Growth, Development, and Health” 

R. C. Hovey, “Role of the Stroma and Extracellular Matrix During Mammary Gland Growth and Development,

G. W. Smith, “Regulation of Extracellular Matrix Remodeling During the Ovarian Cycle:  Implications for the Control of Growth, Differentiation and Resorption of Specific Ovarian Structures


FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2001

ASAS/ADSA Breeding and Genetics:  QTL Detection and Mapping

Invited Speaker:

T.H.E. Meuwissen, “Finescale Mapping of QTL Using Linkage and Linkage Disequilibrium” 

ASAS/ADSA Growth and Development:  Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in Milk Production, Growth, and Health

Invited Speaker:

H. J. Mersmann, “Mechanisms for Conjugated Linoleic Acid-Mediated Reduction in Fat Digestion” 

M. E. Cook, “Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in Growth and Development:  Mechanisms Involving Immunity and Prostanoids” 

ASAS/ADSA Growth and Development:  Ruminant Growth and Mammary Development

Invited Speaker:

C. A. Wolf, “Economic Considerations of Dairy Heifer Growth Rate” 

ASAS/ADSA Physiology:  Male Physiology

Invited Speaker:

P. J. Hansen, “Embryonic Mortality from the Embryo’s Perspective” 

Applications of Ultrasound in Livestock Production Systems         


P. M. Fricke, “Scanning the Future—Ultrasound as a Reproductive Management Tool For Dairy Cattle” 

A. Williams, “Ultrasound Applications in Beef Cattle Carcass Research and Management” 

S. J. Moeller, “Evolution and Use of Ultrasound in Swine” 

Conceptus Development and Survival


J. L. Vallet, “The Influence of Uterine Function on Embryonic and Fetal Survival” 

M. E. Wilson, “Role of Placental Function in Mediating Conceptus Growth and Survival” 

Profitable Meat Goat Production:  The Interaction of Genotype and Management 


E. Risch, “Rheological Characteristics of Uncooked Goat Meat” 

L. Nuti, “The Impact of Breed and Management on Market and Carcass Value”                      

Reciprocation Sessions on Meat Science


S. J. Jones, “Development of Instructional Material Using the Web and CD-rom” 

J. W. Rocke, “Meal Solutions:  Value Added Processing for a Changing Industry” 

Safety of Our Meat Supply:  Assessing the Risks and Methods of Control           


J. E. Marion, “Preharvest Food Safety:  Practical Considerations” 

K. Hulebak, “Future Directions for FSIS and Food Safety” 

Symposium on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Regarding Animal Behavior, Care, and Well-Being       


D. C. Lay, Jr., “Physiological Indicators of Stress in Domestic Livestock” 

E. P. Berg, “Influence of Stress on Composition and Quality of Meat, Poultry, and Meat Products,” 

A. Douglass, “The Feedom Food Program in the UK and The Free Farmed Program in the US” 

G. J. Coleman, “Impact of Public Perception on Future Livestock and Poultry Production” 

Twinning Beef Cows  


S. E. Echternkamp, “Reproductive, Growth, Feedlot, and Carcass Traits of Twin Versus Single Births in Cattle” 

B. W. Kirkpatrick, “Management of Twinning Cow Herds,” 


AMSA Updates Session          


R. Huffman, “An Update of the American Meat Institute Foundation’s Food Safety Initiative Research” 

N. G. Marriott, “Advanced HACCP Course”       



Ractopamine at One Year of Commercial Application    


S. E. Mills, “Biological Basis for the Ractopamine Response” 

A. P. Schinckel, “Variation in the Response of Multiple Genetic Populations of Pigs to Ractopamine” 

A. L. Sutton, “Potential Impact of Ractopamine on Environmental Stewardship” 

Teaching Techniques for Meat Judging Coaches


G. C. Smith, “Preparing Animal Science Graduates to Think Critically, Compare Logically, Decide Independently, Solve Problem Rationally, Communicate Effectively, and Lead Decisively” 

J. W. Wise, “Techniques and Philosophy for Training Students to Grade Carcass Beef” 

R. M. Harp, “Coaching to Succeed:  Effective Strategies for Answering Questions in Meat Evaluation” 

J. Unruh, “Reasoning Written Reasons and Notes on Notetaking” 

P. T. Berg, “Teaching Techniques for Meat Judging Coaches:  Team Behavior; at Home, on the Road, in the Plant, at the Contest, and After the Contest” 

The Role of Forages in Enhancing Food Safety and Quality and a Clean Environment


T. R. Callaway, “Forage Feeding to Reduce Pre-Harvest E. coli Populations in Cattle”