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Symposium Schedule

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Physiology of Pregnancy | Estrous Synchronization | AI in Your Operation | Management, Environment and Nutrition | Embryo Transfer

7:00 a.m.   Exhibitor Hall Oen

7:00 a.m.-
9:00 a.m.

  Registration (breakfast)
9:00 a.m.   Welcome — William Brown, Dean, University of Tennessee Ag Research
9:10 a.m.   Conference Goals — Jim Lauderdale, Lauderdale Enterprises
9:20 a.m.   Makin a Calf: The Process — Lannett Edwards, University of Tennessee
9:50 a.m.   Physiological Principals of the Estrous Cycle — Michael Smith, University of Missouri
10:20 a.m.   Trade Show
10:45 p.m.   Understanding Postpartum Anestrous and Puberty — Les Anderson, University of Kentucky
11:15 a.m.   Insemination-related Factors Affecting Fertilization in Estrous-Synchronized Cattle — Richard Saacke, Virginia Tech Emeritus Professor
11:45 a.m.   Use of Gender-sorted Semen — George Seidel, Colorado State University
12:15 a.m.   Question-and-Answer Session
12:30 a.m.   Lunch and Trade Show
1:30 p.m.   Protocols for Heifers — Dave Patterson, University of Missouri
2:00 p.m.   Protocols for Cows — Cliff Lamb, University of Florida
2:30 p.m.   Protocol Sheets/Estrous Synchronization Planner — Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee
3:00 p.m.  

Break and Trade Show

3:30 p.m.   Birth Defects — Brian Whitlock, University of Tennessee
4:00 p.m.   Marketing AI Calves — Mark Davis, Buckingham Cattlemen's Association, VA Corrections Agribusiness
4:30 p.m.  

Producer Panel Discussion: How We Are Implementing an AI Program on Our Operation and What are the Benefits?

  • Tim Sutpin, Virginia
  • Kevin Thompson, Tennessee
  • Lamont Ennis, Florida
5:30 p.m.   Reception in Trade Show Area
7:00 a.m.-
8:00 a.m.
  Exhibitor Hall Open (Breakfast)
8:00 a.m.   Why Are We C hallenged With the Use of AI in Southeastern U.S. Beef Operations — Dee Whittier, Virginia Tech
8:30 a.m.   Using Natural Service: Bull Management Considerations — Roger Ellis, University of Georgia
9:00 a.m.   Management Factors Influencing Fertility in Synchronized and Natural Breeding Programs — George Perry, South Dakota State University
9:30 a.m.   Nutritional Influences on Reproduction: Energy and Protein — John Hall, University of Illinois
10:00 a.m.   Break and Trade Show
10:30 a.m.   Nutritional Influences on Reproduction: Mineral Supplementation — Jeff Lemkulher, University of Tennessee
11:00 a.m.   Nutritional Influences on Reproduction: Effects of Fescue, Neal Schrick, University of Tennessee
11:30 a.m.   Effects of Temperament and Animal Handling on Fertility — Reinaldo Cooke, Oklahoma State University
12:00 p.m.   Question & Answer Session
12:30 p.m.   Lunch & Trade Show
1:30 p.m.   Embryo Transfer: Are Efficiencies Improving — John Hasler, Bioniche
2:00 p.m.   Embryo Transfer: Donor Set Up — Mitchell Parks, Large Animal Services of East Tennessee
2:30 p.m.   Recipient Protocols for Synchronization, Timed Embryo Transfer and Resynchronization — Edwin Robertson, Harrogate Genetics International
3:00 p.m.   Question & Answer Session and Followup
3:15 p.m.   Adjourn