Universities Organise Beef Cattle Conference

US - The Beef Cattle Reproduction Task Force will offer the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference on August 6 and 7 in Nashville, Tennessee to address improving the reproductive performance of the cow herd.
calendar icon 11 June 2010
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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 organise 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 on August 5 and 6. Registration opens at 7 am CST pn August 5, and the programme begins at 9 am. The meeting will adjourn by 3:15 pm on August 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.

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