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Pre-conference News & Notes | Estrus Synchronization | Management & Nutrition | Fertility-related Factors | Advances & Health-related Issues | Post-conference Coverage

Pre-conference News & Notes

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Estrus Synchronization Segment

  • Welcome by Lance Perryman, Colorado State University
  • Setting the Stage: Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Today by Jim Lauderdale, Lauderdale Enterprises
  • Physiological Principals of the Estrous Cycle by Michael Smith, University of Missouri
  • Understanding Postpartum Anestrus and Puberty by Jack Whittier, Colorado State University
  • Synchronization Protocols for Heifers by David Patterson, University of Missouri
  • Synchronization Protocols for Cows by Cliff Lamb, University of Florida
  • Protocol Sheets/Estrus Synchronization Planner by Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University Research and Extension
  • Remembering Roy Wallace’s Impact on Our Business by Jim Lauderdale
  • Question-and-Answer Session

Management & Nutrition Segment

  • Bob Taylor: A Legacy to Remember by Tom Field, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • Keynote Address: Reality Check: If AI Is So Good, Why Are We Challenged with Its Use in Commercial Beef Operations? by Ivan Rush, University of Nebraska
  • Management Factors Influencing Fertility in Synchronized and Natural Breeding Programs by George Perry, South Dakota State University
  • Nutritional Influences on Reproduction by Rick Funston, University of Nebraska
  • Producer Panel Discussion: Implementing an AI Program and the Benefits moderated by Willie Altenberg, Genex. Panelists: Carl Hansen, Hansen Ranch, Livermore, Colo.; Kevin Miller, Croissant Red Angus, Briggsdale, Colo.; and Laura Teague, Teague Diversified, Fort Morgan, Colo.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fertility-related Factors Segment

  • Genetic Selection for Fertility and Performance by Denny Crews, Colorado State University
  • Insemination-Related Factors Affecting Fertilization in Estrus-synchronized Cattle by Richard Saacke, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Industry Application of Technology in Male Reproduction by Jim Graham, Colorado State University
  • Using Natural Service: Bull Management Considerations by Roger Ellis, Colorado State University
  • Marketing Advantages for Calves With Performance and Source Information by Casey Gabel, Cattle-Fax
  • Question-and-Answer Session

Advances & Health-related Issues

  • New Advancements in Technology by George Seidel, Colorado State University
  • Diseases of Concern in Reproduction: BVD and Trichomoniasis by Bob Mortimer, Colorado State University
  • High-Mountain Disease: Why Are We Concerned About It with AI Programs? by Tim Holt, Colorado State University
  • What Does the Future Look Like for Application of Reproductive Technology? by Ronnie Green, Pfizer Animal Genetics

Post-conference Coverage

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