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All meetings are at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center. Sessions will be in the Shenandoah Ballroom unless otherwise noted.


8:15 a.m.   Introduction Dee Whittier, DVM
8:30 a.m.   Terry Slusher — How do I profit from improved reproduction? Retained ownership producer
8:45 a.m.   Steve Hopkins — How do I profit from improved reproduction? Cattleman’s Association Member
9:00 a.m.   Paul Bennett — How do I profit from improved reproduction? Seedstock Producer
9:15 a.m.   Larry Corah, Ph.D. — Hitting the target and getting a reward for a high-quality product
9:50 a.m.   Break, Prefunction Area

10:10 am   Michael Smith, Ph.D. — Physiological factors that affect pregnancy rate to artificial insemination
10:40 am   Dave Patterson, Ph.D. — Control of estrus in heifers
11:20 am   Cliff Lamb, Ph.D. —Control of estrus in cows
11:50 a.m. Sandy Johnson, Ph.D. — Estrous- synchronization planner spreadsheet and application
12:20 p.m.   Lunch (provided), Colonnade Ballroom

1:20 p.m.   Dick Saacke, Ph.D. — Insemination-related factors affecting fertilization in estrous-synchronized cattle
1:50 p.m.   Brad Stroud, DVM — Consequences of mishandling frozen semen and embryos
2:45 p.m.   Break, Prefunction Area

3:15 p.m.   Carl Dahlen, Ph.D. — Control of estrus with natural service
3:45 p.m.   George Perry, Ph.D. — Factors to get the most cows and heifers pregnant
4:20 p.m.   Questions and answers

7:30 p.m.  

Dave Patterson (panel leader), Jim Lauderdale, Brad Stroud and Larry Holler — Issues for veterinarians
Moderator: Tom Massie, DVM
Salon A

    Cliff Lamb (panel leader), Scott Greiner and Dan Drake – Issues for the AI industry Moderator: Doug Harris
Salon B
Sandy Johnson (panel leader), Larry Corah, Mike Smith, Carl Dahlen and George Perry — Issues for cattle producers
Moderator: Kevin Powell
Salon C
8:45 p.m. Adjourn

7:00 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Mark McCann, Ph.D. — Nutritional influences on fertility: fescue, energy and protein
8:30 a.m.   Dee Whittier, DVM — Pregnancy determination in cattle, a review of available alternatives
9:00 a.m.   George Seidel, Ph.D. — The future of reproduction in the cattle industry
9:45 a.m.   Break, Prefunction Area

10:15 a.m.   John Currin, DVM — Pregnancy loss: the Virginia experience and status
11:00 a.m.   Keith Inskeep, Ph.D. — The physiology of pregnancy loss
11:30 a.m.   Larry Holler, DVM — Diagnosis and control measures for opportunistic infectious causes of reproductive failure
12:00 p.m. Lunch (provided), Colonnade Ballroom

1:00 p.m.   Scott Greiner, Ph.D. — Genetic improvements from AI over natural service
1:30 p.m.   Dan Drake, Ph.D. — Natural service bull performance and production in commercial beef herds
2:00 p.m.   Rick Funston, Ph.D. — Fetal programming: Implications for beef cattle production

2:30 p.m.   Randall Hinshaw, DVM — Embryo transfer: The last 20 years
3:10 p.m.   John Hall, Ph.D. — The use of sexed semen in the beef cattle industry
3:40 p.m.   Questions and answers
4:00 p.m.   Adjourn