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Beef Cattle Reproductive Strategies Workshop Slated for Jan. 28-29 in Conjunction with NCBA Meeting


MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Beef Reproduction Task Force and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are teaming up to offer the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop at the 2010 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio Jan. 28-29, 2010.

“The meeting is for producers, veterinarians and AI (artificial insemination) technicians, as well as anyone interested in beef cattle reproduction,” says Kansas State University animal scientist Sandy Johnson.

“The workshop is designed to improve understanding and management of the beef cow estrous cycle, recommended estrus synchronization protocols, and other approaches to improving the efficiency of reproduction,” says Johnson, who is one of the event coordinators.

“The workshop also will cover strategies to improve cow herd profitability through enhanced management techniques and nutritional influences on reproductive success and the role of male fertility,” says Johnson, who is the K-State Research and Extension northwest area livestock specialist based in Colby, Kan.

The Beef Reproduction Task Force is a multistate Extension group made up of specialists from Kansas State University, University of Missouri, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, South Dakota State University, University of Florida, University of Illinois and University of Idaho.

Online registration in conjunction with online registration for the Cattle Industry Convention, is available at www.beefusa.org/convregistration.aspx. For more information about ARSBC, visit http://www.beefrepro.info. Information is also available by contacting Johnson or 785-462-6281.