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  Wine Country tour and visit to water buffalo artificial insemination center
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Reproductive Task Force Meeting, Hyatt Place Hotel, UC Davis, CA
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions — Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis
8:05 a.m.-10:10 a.m. Session I: The Basics
8:05 a.m. Establishment of pregnancy in beef cattle: Application of basic principles — Dr. Michael Smith, University of Missouri
8:35 a.m. Control of estrus and ovulation in beef heifers and cows — Dr. David Patterson, University of Missouri
9:05 a.m. Improving protocol compliance with the Estrus Synchronization Planner tools — Dr. Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University
9:35 a.m. Challenges to selection of products for implementation of desired successful breeding management protocols — Dr. James Lauderdale, Lauderdale Enterprises
10:05 a.m. Welcome address — Dr. Helene Dillard, Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis
10:10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Session II: The Girls
10:30 a.m. Heifer development: Same challenges, more options — Dr. John Hall, University of Idaho
11:00 a.m. Fetal programming — implications for beef cattle production — Dr. Rick Funston, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
11:30 a.m. Drought: Devastating natural event or a wakeup call for better cattle management — Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes, New Mexico State University
12:00 p.m. Prebreeding strategies and considerations for heifers and cows - Dr. Catalina Cabrera, University of California, Davis
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session III: The Boys
1:30 p.m. Management and insemination-related factors affecting fertilization in cattle — Dr. Joseph Dalton, University of Idaho
2:00 p.m. Veterinary considerations: Male breeding soundness exams and venereal disease in bulls — Dr. Bret McNabb, University of California, Davis
2:30 p.m Economics of AI vs. natural service: Using decision-aid tools — Dr. G. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Session IV: Field Experiences
3:30 p.m. Management factors that impact the efficiency of applied reproductive technologies — Dr. George Perry, South Dakota State University
4:00 p.m. Applied Reproductive Technologies (ART): You can do it — Dr. Larry Lanzon, Lander Veterinary Clinic Inc., Turlock, Calif.
4:30 p.m. Cattle Producer Panel: Douglas Worthington, Vintage Angus, Modesto, Calif.; Herbert Holzapfel, cattle producer and rice farmer, Willows, Calif.; Michael Hall, Wulf Cattle West Coat representative
6:00 p.m. Conference Dinner - University of California, Davis, Animal Science Horse Barn
7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Session V: The Future
8:00 a.m. Beef production without mature cows — Dr. George Seidel, Colorado State University
8:30 a.m. Development and testing of vaccine(s) for epizootic bovine abortion (EBA; foothill abortion): Current status — Dr. Jeffrey Stott/Bryan Welly, University of California, Davis
9:00 a.m. Sexed semen vs. conventional sperm, a comparative discussion — Dr. Vish Vishwanath, Sexing Technologies Inc., Navasota, Texas
9:30 a.m. Targeting multiple end-uses in beef-breeding programs — Dr. Brian Kinghorn, University of New England, Australia and Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Session VI: How Does Genomics Intersect with ARSBC?
10:45 a.m. The ART of delivering genomics to the beef herd — Dr. Pablo Ross, University of California, Davis
11:15 a.m. Progress in genotyping in vitro-produced embyos: Are we close? — Dr. Fernando Campos-Chillon, California Polytechnic State University
11:45 p.m. Genetic Gain Full Throttle — Acceleration of genetic improvement through today's technologies — Dr. Mark Allan, TransOva Genetics, Sioux Center, IA
12:15 p.m. Adjourn
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Buses depart for Lake Berryessa (pontoon boats and wine tasting, preregistration required)

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