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7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. General Session I: Overview of Reproductive Management — (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
8:15 a.m. Estrous Cycle Overview — Mike Smith, University of Missouri
8:45 a.m. Keys to Successful Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination Programs — George Perry, South Dakota State University
9:15 a.m. Overview of Heifer and Cow Synchronization Protocols — Dave Patterson, University of Missouri
10:00 a.m. Break and Trade Show
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. General Session II: Strategies for AI Success (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
10:30 a.m. Effective Use of the Sync Planner for AI Management — Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University
11:00 a.m. Strategies for a Successful Reproductive Management and AI Program — Craig Gifford, Oklahoma State University
11:30 a.m. Insemination Related Factors Affecting Fertilization in Estrous-synchronized cattle — Joe Dalton, University of Idaho
12:15 p.m. Lunch (Click Hall, OSU Alumni Center)
1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. General Session III: Impact of Environment and Management on Cow Herd Efficiency (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
1:30 p.m. Managing for Increased Genetic and Reproductive Returns in the Cow Herd — David Lalman, Oklahoma State University
2:15 p.m. Impact of Heat Stress on Female Fertility — Peter Hansen, University of Florida
2:45 p.m. Impact of Vaccine Choice on Immunity and Abortion Risk — John Gilliam, Oklahoma State University
3:15 p.m. Break and Trade Show
3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. General Session IV: Economic Impact of Reproductive Technologies (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
3:45 p.m Economic and Management Benefits of Estrus Synchronization — Roger Wann, Wann Ranch
4:15 p.m. Cost Analysis of Implementing a Synchronization or AI Program-Using Decision-Aid Tools — Cliff Lamb, University of Florida
4:45 p.m. Marketing Opportunities for AI Bred Heifers and AI-sired Progeny — Scott Brown, University of Missouri
5:30 p.m. Busses leave for the North Range Research Unit for dinner and evening activities
6:00 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Veterinary Group
Producer Group
AI Group
8:30 p.m. Busses return to the hotels
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. -11:45a.m. General Session V: Advanced Reproductive Technologies (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
8:00 a.m. Sexed Semen: How It’s Produced and How to Use it Effectively — John Hall, University of Idaho
8:30 a.m. Effective Implementation of an Embryo Transfer Program — Brad Stroud, Stroud Veterinary Embryo Service; Consequences of Mishandling Frozen Semen and Embryos — Brad Stroud, Stroud Veterinary Embryo Service
9:30 a.m. Break and Trade Show
10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. General Session VI: Fertility in the Male — (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
10:00 a.m. Impact of Heat Stress on Male Fertility — Robert Wettemann, Oklahoma State University
10:30 a.m. Trichomoniasis Testing: Regulations and Importance — Rod Hall, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry
11:00 a.m. Does Scrotal Circumference Impact Female Fertility? — Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska
11:45 p.m. Lunch (Click Hall, OSU Alumni Center)
1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. General Session VII: Use of Genomics for Reproductive Improvement (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
1:15 p.m. Use of Parentage Testing: Implications for Bull Fertility and Productivity — Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis
1:45 p.m. Identification and Management of Loss of Function Alleles Impacting Fertility — Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri
2:15 p.m. Implications of Improper Management of Known Genetic Abnormalities — Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis
2:45 p.m. Opportunities for Embryo Genotyping and Impact on Conception Rates — Kirk Gray, Cross Country Genetics
3:15 p.m. Break and Trade Show
3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. General Session VIII: Development of Replacement Heifers (Grand Ballroom, OSU Student Union)
3:45 p.m. Heifer Development and Methods to Increase Cow Herd Fertility — Rick Funston, University of Nebraska
4:15 p.m. Reproductive Tract Scoring in Heifers — Dan Stein, Oklahoma State University
4:45 p.m. Opportunities for a Replacement Heifer Program in Oklahoma — Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University
5:15 p.m. Adjourn