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Newsroom: Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2011 • Joplin, Mo.

2011 Links: Welcome | Speakers | Schedule | Sponsors

If you would like to reprint any of the following materials, please refer to the Site Copyright Guide page and to the editor’s note at the bottom of each summary.

Pre-conference News & Notes | Using AI to Hit High-Quality Target | Management Considerations | Genomic, Economic Considerations | The Feedyard & Grids | Evening at Joplin Stockyards | Nutritional Influences | Considerations for the Male | Current Topics

Beef Producers Could Learn from Chicken Farmers, MU Economist Will Tell Producers in Joplin

Beef Value Is More Than Pounds; It's Quality, Meat Marketer Will Tell Producers in Joplin

Beef Herd Owner Can Control Genetics, Which is Key to Market Premiums

Beef Producers Can Learn to Add Genetics at Conference in Joplin Aug. 31-Sept. 1


Strategies to optimize use of AI in cow-calf production systems with a focus on fixed-time AI, by David Patterson, University of Missouri

Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (1.5 MB pdf)
Proceedings: Part 1 (541 KB pdf); Part 2 (541 KB pdf)

Facilitating the production of high-quality beef with estrus synchronization and fixed-time AI, by Mike Kasten, 4M Ranch, Millersville, Mo.

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (98 KB pdf) | Proceedings (156 KB pdf)

Using the "Missouri Recipe" to hit the quality target, by Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef LLC

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (1.3 MB pdf) | Proceedings


Keys to a successful estrus synchronization and AI program, by Michael Smith, University of Missouri

Summary by Wes Ishmael | PowerPoint (6.7 MB pdf) | Audio | Proceedings (279 KB pdf)

Management factors influencing fertility in synchronized and natural breeding programs, by George Perry, South Dakota State University

Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (3.9 MB pdf) | Proceedings (414 KB pdf)

Protocols for synchronization of estrus and ovulation, by Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University

PowerPoint (2.4 MB pdf) | Proceedings (164 KB pdf)


How can we use what we know about the bovine genome to produce more high-quality beef?, by Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri

Summary by Wes Ishmael | PowerPoint (7.8 MB pdf)

Improving EPD accuracy by combining EPD information with DNA test results, by Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis

Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (12.7 MB pdf) | Proceedings (446 KB pdf)

Using fixed-time AI and high-accuracy sires to improve feedlot performance and carcass quality while building equity in the cow herd, by Joe Parcell, University of Missouri

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (2.1 MB pdf) | Proceedings (266 KB pdf)

Domestic and global opportunities for beef producers that raise high-quality cattle, by Scott Brown, University of Missouri

Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (807 KB pdf) | Proceedings (258 KB pdf)


Managing high-quality cattle in the feedyard & accessing marketing grids, panel including:
— Mark Sebranek, Irsik & Doll Co.
Summary by Steve Suther | Proceedings (86 KB pdf)

— Jerry Bohn, Pratt Feeders LLC
Summary by Troy Smith | Proceedings (106 KB pdf)


Ultrasound demonstration — early pregnancy diagnosis and fetal sexing, by Scott Poock & Dallas Wilson

Summary by Steve Suther | Proceedings (135 KB pdf)

Handling and using CIDRs properly, by Brian Brace, Dan Busch, Stan Lock & Harold Miller

Summary by Shauna Hermel | Proceedings (131 KB pdf)

Semen storage & handling, by Harold Miller, Stan Lock, Dan Busch & Brian Brace

Summary by Troy Smith | Proceedings (131 KB pdf)

Trichomoniasis, by Craig Payne, University of Missouri

Summary by Wes Ishmael | Proceedings (164 KB pdf)

Joplin Regional Stockyards & marketing, by Jackie Moore & Mark Harmon, Joplin Regional Stockyards

Summary by Wes Ishmael

Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program, by David Patterson, Eldon Cole, Al Kennett, Roger Eakins and David Cupps

Summary by Troy Smith


Nutritional influences on reproduction: energy and protein, by John Hall, University of Idaho

Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (4.6 MB pdf) | Proceedings (299 KB pdf)

Nutritional influences on reproduction: effects of fescue, by Neal Schrick, University of Tennessee

Summary by Wes Ishmael | PowerPoint (5.2 MB pdf) | Proceedings (201 KB pdf)

Fetal programming: implications for beef cattle production, by Rick Funston, University of Nebraska

Summary by Wes Ishmael | PowerPoint (12.3 MB pdf) | Audio part 1 (7.9 MB mp3 | Audio Part 2 (7.2 MB mp3) | Proceedings (217 KB pdf)


Natural service and bull management considerations, by Dietrich Volkman, University of Missouri

Summary by Troy Smith | Proceedings (164 KB pdf)

What are bulls accomplishing in multiple-sere breeding pastures and why producers need to consider AI, by Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (4.4 MB pdf) | Proceedings (496 KB pdf)

Insemination-related factors affecting fertilization in estrous-synchronized cattle, by Richard Saacke, Virginia Tech University

Summary by Wes Ishmael | PowerPoint (3.4 MB pdf) | Proceedings (319 KB pdf)

New methods for evaluating bull semen: What's ahead?, by Peter Sutovsky, University of Missouri

PowerPoint (20.5 MB pdf) | Proceedings (266 KB pdf)


Profitable uses of sex-sorted semen, by George Seidel, Colorado state University

Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (2.7 MB pdf) | Proceedings (115 KB pdf)

Embryo transfer: managing donors and recipients, by Cliff Lamb, University of Florida

Summary by Wes Ishmael | PowerPoint (10.3 MB pdf) | Proceedings (217 KB pdf)

Pregnancy determination in cattle, a review of available alternatives, by Matt Lucy, University of Missouri

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (5.0 MB pdf) | Proceedings (410 KB pdf)

Reproductive technology and global production of beef: Why beef producers in the United States need to pay attention, by Ky Pohler, University of Missouri

Summary by Troy Smith | Proceedings (479 KB pdf)