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Reproductive Symposium Dec. 2-3

Robert Taylor Memorial Symposium to feature applied reproductive strategies.

by Mary Lou Peter-Blecha, K-State Research & Extension

New methods and technologies to control and improve reproductive success in beef cattle are the focus of the “Robert Taylor Memorial Symposium: Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle” scheduled for Dec. 2-3 at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

“This meeting is for anyone interested in beef cattle reproduction, including producers, veterinarians, AI (artificial insemination) technicians and Extension specialists,” says Sandy Johnson, animal science specialist with Kansas State University (K-State) Research and Extension and one of the conference coordinators. Continuing education credit will be available for veterinarians.

The workshops are designed to improve understanding of the physiological processes of the estrous cycle, currently available procedures to synchronize estrus and ovulation, and the proper application of these systems. They will also focus on improving participants’ understanding of methods to assess male fertility and how it affects the success of AI programs.

The symposium is co-sponsored by Colorado State University (CSU) and the Beef Reproduction Task Force, which is comprised of Extension animal scientists from K-State, the University of Nebraska, South Dakota State University, Iowa State University, the University of Idaho, the University of Illinois, the University of Florida and the University of Missouri with support from several industry sponsors.

Angus Productions Inc. (API) will provide online coverage of the event at Visit the site now for a program schedule, hotel and travel information, and links to online registration. After the meeting, visit the site for summaries of the presentations, as well as PowerPoint presentations, proceedings, audio and photo galleries of the event.

More information is available at or by contacting CSU’s Jack Whittier at 970-491-6233; or Nancy Weiss at 970-491-7640.

Editor’s Note: This announcement is adapted from a release written by Mary Lou Peter-Blecha and provided by K-State Research and Extension. It is provided for further distribution. For a copy of the original release, please see