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Symposium Schedule

Please visit the Newsroom during and after the symposium for coverage of these presentations. For more about the speakers, visit the Speaker Bios page.

Produce High-Quality Beef | Management Considerations | Genomic & Economic Considerations | Feedyard & Marketing Grids | Evening at Stockyards | Nutritional Influences | Considerations for the Male | Reproductive Management

8:00 a.m. David Patterson — Strategies to optimize use of AI in cow-calf production systems with a focus on fixed-time AI
8:50 a.m. Mike Kasten — Facilitating the production of high-quality beef with estrus synchronization and fixed-time AI
9:30 a.m. Larry Corah — Using the "Missouri Recipe" to hit the consumer target
10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m. Michael Smith — Keys to a successful estrus synchronization and AI program
11:10 a.m. George Perry — Management factors influencing fertility in synchronized and natural breeding programs
11:40 a.m. Sandy Johnson — Protocols for synchronization of estrus and ovulation
12:10 p.m.


1:15 p.m. Jerry Taylor — How can we use what we know about the bovine genome to produce more high-quality beef?
1:45 p.m. Alison Van Eenennaam — Improving EPD accuracy by combining EPD information with DNA test results
2:15 p.m.

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

2:45 p.m. Scott Brown — Domestic and global opportunities for beef producers that raise high-quality cattle
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

John Petz & Mark Sebranek, Irsik & Doll Co.
Jerry Bohn, Pratt Feeders LLC

4:00 p.m. Questions and Answers
5:45 p.m. Scott Poock & Dallas Wilson — Ultrasound demonstration: Early pregnancy diagnosis and fetal sexing
  Brian Brace, Dan Busch, Stan Lock & Harold Miller — Handling and using CIDRs properly
  Harold Miller, Stan Lock, Dan Busch & Brian Brace — Semen storage & handling
  Craig Payne — Trichomoniasis
  Jackie Moore & Mark Harmon — Joplin Regional Stockyards & marketing
  David Patterson, Eldon Cole, Al Kennett, Roger Eakins & David Cupps — The Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program
8:45 p.m. Adjourn for the day
8:00 a.m. John Hall — Nutritional influences on reproduction: energy and protein
8:30 a.m. Neal Schrick — Nutritional influences on reproduction: effects of fescue
9:00 a.m. Rick Funston — Fetal programming: implications for beef cattle productions
9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Dietrich Volkmann — Natural service and bull management considerations
10:30 a.m. Alison Van Eenennaam — What are bulls accomplishing in multiple-sire breeding pastures and why producers need to consider AI
11:00 a.m. Richard Saacke — Insemination related factors affecting fertilization in estrous-synchronized cattle
11:30 a.m. Peter Sutovsky — New Methods for evaluating bull semen: What's ahead?
noon Lunch
1:15 p.m. George Seidel — Profitable uses of sex-sorted semen
1:45 p.m. Cliff Lamb — Embryo transfer: managing donors and recipients
2:15 p.m. Matt Lucy — Pregnancy determination in cattle, a review of available alternatives
2:45 p.m. Daniel Mallory & Ky Pohler — Reproductive technology and global production of beef: Why beef producers in the United States need to pay attention.
3:15 p.m. Questions and Answers
  Wrap up and adjourn
3:15 p.m. Adjourn