June 10, 2010

The Beef Cattle Reproduction Task Force will offer the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference Aug. 6 and 7 in Nashville, Tenn. to address improving the reproductive performance of the cow herd. 

Topics include the biology of the estrous cycle, understanding anestrous and puberty, factors that impact fertility (male and female), estrous synchronization protocols for heifers and cows, using artificial insemination to improve profit potential, the impact of nutrition on reproduction, the effects of temperament on fertility, and the use of embryo transfer.

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture  Beef Specialist Les Anderson helped organize the conference with other beef professionals from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

The conference will be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott Aug. 5 and 6.  Registration opens at 7 a.m. CST Aug. 5, and the program begins at 9 a.m. The meeting will adjourn by 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 6. The registration fee is $150, and all veterinarians, producers and industry professionals are encouraged to register. Veterinarians and professional animal scientists will receive continuing education credits for attending the conference. 

A tradeshow of industry participants and sponsors will be in place throughout the conference. To reserve a booth, contact Justin Rhinehart at the University of Tennessee, 615-835-4561 or jrhinehart@utk.edu.

To register, send check payable to “The University of Tennessee” to Heather Means 2640 Morgan Circle Drive, 114c McCord Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Cancellations or changes resulting in a refund must be received by July 22 and are subject to a $30 administrative fee. After July 22, registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be processed after the event. Substitutions are permitted. 

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