The American Dairy Science Association

Founded in 1906, the American Dairy Science Association is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry, and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world's population. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.

Our online media page offers media professionals the latest information about the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), including board member biographies, an ADSA overview and fact sheet, summaries of current articles from the highly regarded Journal of Dairy Science®, and recent press releases. For more information about ADSA, please contact Morgan Montgomery, Executive Assistant, at

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Journal of Dairy Science

The Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) is the leading general dairy research journal in the world. JDS readers represent education, industry, and government agencies in more than 70 countries with interests in biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health, quality assurance, and sanitation.

All full-text articles, except the last 12 issues, are available to the public free of charge. Go to for access.


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ADSA Annual Meeting

Each year, thousands of dairy science professionals from around the world gather at this must-attend scientific meeting. The latest research is presented in oral and poster sessions, together with workshops, an exhibition, and unparalleled networking opportunities. 

ADSA Discover Conference

ADSA Discover Conferences℠ focus on topics of importance to the science of food animal agriculture and are held in a relaxed, informal setting. Sessions for this conference will allow ample time for discussion, networking, and relaxation.

ADSA Facts

ADSA Vision Statement: Science, education, and service for the global dairy sector.

ADSA Mission Statement: The American Dairy Science Association promotes the creation, dissemination, and exchange of scientific and technical knowledge to improve and sustain the global dairy sector, to the benefit of humankind.

Founded: July 17, 1906 as the National Association of Dairy Instructors and Investigators in Urbana, Illinois, with 19 charter members. In 1908, the organization's name was changed to the Official Dairy Instructor's Association. The next name change was made in 1916 to the American Dairy Science Association, which has stood for over 100 years.

Divisions of ADSA: ADSA is composed of two divisions: Dairy Foods and Dairy Production.

Membership: ADSA membership consists of 3,300 individuals (on the professional, graduate, and undergraduate student levels), corporations, and institutions. Membership is international in scope with members from 60 nations; however, most reside in North America.

Press Releases

ADSA in the News

Every day, ADSA members are making scientific discoveries and breakthroughs that will affect the dairy industry, our environment, and dairy consumers. Below are news releases and links to the latest ADSA mentions in the news.

News Releases

Top concerns of artisan cheesemakers are examined in new research published in the May issue of the Journal of Dairy Science®. (April 20, 2021)

What are we breeding for, and who decides? The future of selection decisions and breeding programs are examined in a review in the May issue of the Journal of Dairy Science® (March 31, 2021)

A review, published in the April Issue of the Journal of Dairy Science®, indicates that fermented milks have potential benefits for decreasing high blood pressure through modulation of gut microbiota. (March 14, 2021)

Households with children reported purchasing larger quantities of and higher-fat fluid milk compared to households without children, according to research in JDS CommunicationsTM
January 15, 2021

Maintaining consistency in day-to-day activities and environment is important for dairy cows during late gestation, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Dairy Science®
January 14, 2021

Research in the Journal of Dairy Science® examines the potential benefits of training with an automated milking system phantom to reduce stress for animals and farm employees
December 17, 2020

Consumers’ emotional reactions to and sensory acceptance of kefir are influenced by type of sugar added, according to research in the Journal of Dairy Science®
December 15, 2020

ADSA, ASAS, and PSA release 4th Edition Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching
December 10, 2020

ADSA Hosts Successful 39th Discover Conference virtually: The Transition Period – From Physiology to Management
November 16, 2020

Lung consolidation can recur and persist in dairy calves despite early diagnosis and multiple antibiotic treatments according to research in the Journal of Dairy Science®
November 16, 2020

Strategic interventions in dairy production in developing countries can help meet growing global demand for milk
October 15, 2020

Removal of dairy cows from the United States may reduce essential nutrient supply with little effect on greenhouse gas emissions
October 15, 2020

Postpartum disease and disorders in dairy cows may be associated with measurable changes in periparturient physical activity and metabolic profiles
September 16, 2020

Announcing publication of the first issue of JDS Communications
September 15, 2020

ADSA® announces a new information resource package for dairy professionals
September 14, 2020

Crossbreeding of Holstein cows improves fertility without detriment to milk production
August 24, 2020

Decline in milk consumption by children in school lunch programs may affect future health, Sensory characteristics and form of milk offered are key to child preferences according to a study in the Journal of Dairy Science®
August 18, 2020

Mitigation of greenhouse gases in dairy cattle through genetic selection - Study targets reducing methane production by 20 percent in 10 years according to research in the Journal of Dairy Science®
July 22, 2020

"Cheese making relies on milk proteins to form structure" - published in the August issue of the Journal of Dairy Science
July 20, 2020

"Heat stress in gestating dairy cows impairs performance of future generations" - published in the August issue of the Journal of Dairy Science

Journal of Dairy Science® Impact Factor increases to 3.333
July 13, 2020

Rich Erdman, PhD, Named President of ADSA
June 29, 2020

Feed additive reduces enteric methane emissions in dairy cows
June 24, 2020

Proper location of solid feed can improve nutrient intake and growth of dairy calves prior to weaning
June 22, 2020

Announcing the launch of a new journal, JDS Communications - ADSA’s new gold open access journal now accepting submissions
June 17, 2020

Genomic selection in dairy cows creates opportunities not possible with traditional selection
May 18, 2020

Penn State and NAGP identify and reconstitute two lost Holstein lines
May 11, 2020

ADSA announces 2020 leadership election results
May 11, 2020

ADSA Selects Catharine Kuber Perry as Executive Director
March 9, 2020

During the recent ADSA election the following individuals were elected to leadership roles for the organization: Vice President - Rich Erdman, Director - Dairy Foods - Michael Miller, Director - Production - Mike VandeHaar
June 26, 2019

Rafael Jiménez-Flores, the J. T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods at The Ohio State University, assumed the role of president of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) during the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting held June 23 to 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
June 26, 2019

The following winners of the 2019 ADSA awards were recognized at the ADSA Annul Meeting
June 25, 2019

Six new USDA studies published in the October issue of JDS focus on preweaned heifer calves. Journal of Dairy Science® (volume 101, issue 10 (October 2018))
September 20, 2018

Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day - Effects of protein composition and concentration detailed in a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science® (volume 101, issue 10 (October 2018))
August 20, 2018

Progress is being made in producing reduced-sugar ice cream, yogurt, and flavored milk that are more acceptable to consumers, say researchers in the Journal of Dairy Science® (volume 101, issue 10 (October 2018))
August 20, 2018

Journal of Dairy Science® Impact Factor increases to 2.749 - JDS ranks fourth by Impact Factor Among Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Science journals
July 9, 2018

Meet ADSA Preident for 2018-19 - Geoffrey E. Dahl
June 27, 2018

ADSA announces 2018 leadership election results
May 21, 2018

In May a Silage Special issue of the Journal of Dairy Science® highlights advances in silage research.
April 20, 2018

The future holds challenges and opportunities for dairy producers. A new review from the Journal of Dairy Science® looks at the next 50 years for dairy.
April 5, 2018

ADSA recognizes and thanks members who are core contributing authors to the Journal of Dairy Science
March 5, 2018

In-depth mineral review provides foundational resource for dairy scientists - Absorption and utilization of macro- and microminerals detailed in a new review from the Journal of Dairy Science
March 1, 2018

Genetic modification and genome editing rely on active roles for researchers and industry according to a review in the Journal of Dairy Science
December 20, 2017

The Journal of Dairy Science celebrates 100 years of progress and reflects on the past century of scientific advances as it begins a second century of publication.
November 20, 2017

Cooler Cows Have Healthier Calves. Calves born to cows experiencing heat stress during early pregnancy experience related effects that continue throughout their lives, according to a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science
July 26, 2017

Taste and Health Affect Consumer Choices for Milk and Nondairy Beverages. Education on nutritional value and correcting misconceptions should be a focus of the dairy industry, according to a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science
July 20, 2017

Cancer Survivors Get a Taste for Kefir after Exercise. Study shows kefir is a good way for cancer survivors to enjoy a fortifying post-exercise dairy drink without stomach upset, reports the Journal of Dairy Science
July 12, 2017

Optimizing Feeding Is Necessary to Maintain Milk Production in Organic Herds. Decisions on pasture use and feed management affect greenhouse gas emission, according to a new study from the Journal of Dairy Science
June 15, 2017

Food Safety Concerns over Listeria Stifle Hispanic-Style Cheese Market. Better understanding of manufacturing steps and research on different Hispanic-style cheese varieties needed for risk analysis and prevention, say researchers in the Journal of Dairy Science
June 6, 2017

Journal of Dairy Science honors most prolific authors: Authors with 100 articles published to join Club 100
March 17, 2017

American Dairy Science Association Foundation to honor graduate students
February 23, 2017

Journal of Dairy Science celebrates 100 years of publishing. Special issue to feature the journal's contributions to the development of dairy science
January 24, 2017

Increasing stocking rate may not lead to greater nitrogen leaching on dairy farms
Sept 8, 2016

Effect of dietary estrogens from bovine milk on blood hormone levels and reproductive organs in mice
August 3, 2016

2016 ADSA Election Results
July 22, 2016

Armentano named ADSA President for 2016-17
June 20, 2016

Antihypertensive Effect of Fermented Milk Products Under the Microscope
May 23, 2016

Journal of Dairy Science offers collection on balanced breeding selection for dairy cows
June 13, 2016

Cooling cows efficiently with water spray: Behavioral, physiological, and production responses to sprinklers at the feed bunk
May 16, 2016

Water recovered from whey can be used for clean-in-place procedures
April 14, 2016

LDHM Conference a Huge Success
May 9, 2016

Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) website offers Additional Article Collections
April 8, 2016

Artisanal cheeses are a link to the history and culture of their place of origin, but some may vanish without further study, say experts in the Journal of Dairy Science
April 1, 2016

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) announced addition of new "JDS Collections on Tail Docking" for the Journal of Dairy Science
Mar. 1, 2016

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) announced new sections for its scholarly publication, Journal of Dairy Science, in its December issue.
Dec 9, 2015

New Recommendations May Improve Dairy Cattle Reproduction Research. Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Dairy Cattle Research All Improved, According to New Guidelines Published in the Journal of Dairy Science Study
Sep 21, 2015

Susan Duncan, PhD - ADSA President 2015-16
Sep 15, 2015

Humans Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Than Animals They Work With
Aug 24, 2015

Elsevier & ADSA Proudly Announce Winners of the Fifth Annual Journal of Dairy Science Most-Cited Awards
July 27, 2015

Milk Proteins May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease. Naturally Fermented Foods Are a Good Source, According to New Journal of Dairy Science Study
June 11, 2015

Article Collections available now on the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) website
May 4, 2015

ADSA Foundation Announces Plan to Publish Third Edition of Large Dairy Herd Management
April 22, 2015

“Optimizing productivity, herd structure, environmental performance, and profitability of dairy cattle herds”
Article by D. Liang and V. E. Cabrera.
Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 98, Issue 4 (April 2015), DOI:,
published by Elsevier.
March 18, 2015

"Organic and Conventional Milk – Comparing Apples to Apples?"
Article by B.H. Schwendel, T.J. Wester, P.C.H. Morel, M.H. Tavendale, C. Deadman, N.M. Shadbolt, and D.E. Otter.
Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 98, Issue 2,
January 21, 2015

"Fermented Milk Made by Lactococcus lactis H61 Improves Skin of Healthy Young Women" (Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 97/Issue 9)
October 17, 2014

Jordan named Fellow of American Dairy Science Association
August 15, 2014

Dr. Trevor DeVries receives Lallemand Animal Nutrition Award for Scientific Excellence in Dairy Nutrition
August 13, 2014

JDS Confirmed as the Leading Dairy Journal in the World
August 7, 2014

Alois (Al) F. Kertz, Ph.D., founder and principal of ANDHIL LLC, assumed the role of President of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) during the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) held July 20 to 24, 2014 in Kansas City, MO
July 23, 2014

ADSA Election Results
July 23, 2014

A New Role for Milk: Delivering Polyphenols with Anti-Cancer Activity. Milk Can Serve as a Protective Carrier of Bioactive Molecules, Suggests Report in the Journal of Dairy Science
December 19, 2013

Peptide Derived from Cow’s Milk Kills Human Stomach Cancer Cells in Culture. Findings Reported in the Journal of Dairy Science Show Promise for Treatment of Gastric Cancer
November 7, 2013

ADSA and Elsevier announce Most Cited Award winners
July 31, 2013

New ADSA President Profile - Dr. Scott Rankin, Ph.D.
July 31, 2013

Dark Chocolate Lovers Show Higher Tolerance for Bitterness in Chocolate Ice Cream
July 24, 2013 Journal of Dairy Science

Researchers Develop Ginseng-Fortified Milk to Improve Cognitive Function. Possible Market for New Functional Food
August 2012 Journal of Dairy Science

Consumer Perception and Sensory Effect of Oxidation in Savory-Flavored Yogurt Enriched with n-3 Lipids
April 2012 Journal of Dairy Science

Dr. David J. Schingoethe honored with symposium
March 22, 2012

In Food Form, Some Probiotics Have a Better Chance to Promote Health
Feb. 2012 Journal of Dairy Science

Does Converting Cow Manure to Electricity Pay Off?
Oct. 2011 Journal of Dairy Science

Elsevier & ADSA Proudly Announce Winners of First Annual Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Awards
June 2011

Inaugural Western Regional ADSA-SAD Meeting Helps Dairy Students Prepare For ‘Real World’

Nutritional Value of Organic Versus Regular Milk

ADSA’s Journal of Dairy Science Study Shows Lactoferrin, a Whey Protein, Reduces Breast Cancer Cells

Mentions in the News

CDR Staff Validate New Rapid Sodium Testing Method JDS 98: 5040-5051 (Aug 17, 2015)

ADSA Member Profile - Dr. Jeffrey Bewley. July 1, 2013 Progressive Dairyman Interview with Dr. Catherine Woteki, USDA Undersecretary for FREE at the 2011 JAM

Dr. Catherine Woteki's comments at the 2011 JAM Global Networking Reception

2010 Joint Annual Meeting a Success

No Difference Seen in Regular, Organic and BST-Free Milks

Cheese whey may protect against IBD: Study

New Research Validates Feed Efficiency of NutriDense Silage

Old Problem, New Looks: Johne's Disease is Major Research focus

The Latest in Dairy Research Presented at ADSA

Cows of the Future Research Priorities

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