The 2010 Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), American Dairy Science Association, Poultry Science Association, Asociación Mexicana de Producción Animal and Canadian Society of Animal Science will be held July 11-15 in Denver, Colo.
This joint meeting will serve as an international forum to gather vital information for the future of animal agriculture and will attract more than 3,500 scientists and researchers with diverse yet common interests from around the globe. Interests include food science, dairy production, animal and human nutrition, livestock transport, food safety, production and management and web-based information programs. Of the 40 symposiums that will be taking place, one that is scheduled for July 11 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. is dedicated to sheep.
This symposium, titled "Going, going, gone! How Curtailment of Livestock Grazing on Federal Lands Could Alter the U. S. Sheep Industry," will demonstrate what policies, perceptions and biases are being used to challenge the use of federal lands for agricultural production and how the loss of grazing access to federal lands could affect the U.S. sheep industry.
Although attendance to the symposium is closed to only ASAS membership and contributors, ASAS will provide free webinar access to the public. For more information about the symposium, visit http://adsa.psa.ampa.csas.asas.org/meetings/2010/.