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February 28, 2014 02:54 AM

Source: American Dairy Science Association

One of the best-kept secrets in all of animal and dairy science is now within your reach! S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) is the most comprehensive database of animal production and management conference proceedings in the world.

While S-PAC is in use around the world, there are many dairy and animal professionals who haven’t yet had a chance to experience the power of S-PAC for themselves. To provide that opportunity we are opening S-PAC to everyone, free of charge, for 5 full days!

This is a great opportunity to check out this valuable, one-of-a-kind resource at no cost, and you can take the search challenge created by Dr. Al Kertz, ADSA Vice-President, to be entered into three separate drawings to win a one-year subscription to S-PAC.

S-PAC will be free to all from 12:01 am (US Central Standard Time) on Monday, March 3, 2014, through 11:59 pm on Friday, March 7, 2014.

ADSA will randomly draw 5 winners from those who answer the following questions correctly, on Monday (Monday's questions), on Wednesday (Wednesday's questions), and on Friday (Friday's questions)— 15 winners in all —for a free one-year subscription to S-PAC. ("On Monday" means answers submitted from midnight to midnight of that day.) Entrants can win only once. Current S-PAC subscribers are not eligible for this contest.

Questions and links are also available by clicking on the "S-PAC banner" rotating at the top of the screen at

Monday's Questions
Insert "DCAD" in Basic Search for only Annual Convention of American Association of Bovine Practitioners. How many articles are identified and what is the 16th one?
How many articles are identified for "DCAD" if the Basic Search is not limited and All Conferences and Books are searched? Click here  to answer Monday's questions

Wednesday's Questions:
• If "biotin" is inserted in Basic Search for All Conferences and Books, how many articles are found?
• If "biotin" is inserted in Basic Search for only the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, how many articles are identified and what is the second one? Click here  to answer Wednesday's questions

Friday's Questions:
• If "feed efficiency" is entered into Basic Search for All Conferences and Books, how many articles are identified?
• If "feed efficiency" (title) for All Conferences and Books is entered into Advanced Search for "VandeHaar" (name) for the years 2010 to 2013, how many articles are identified?
Click here  to answer Friday's questions

S-PAC is a subscription based service provided by the American Dairy Science Association®, Inc. ("ADSA®"). If you have additional questions about S-PAC, please contact Ken Olson:

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