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5:00 p.m. Exhibitor early setup opens (Salons A-C)
6:00 p.m. Beef Reproduction Task Force dinner and meeting (Mississippi ballroom)
9:00 p.m. Meeting adjourns
7:00 a.m. Registration opens and moring refreshments
8:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
  The Basics
8:10 a.m. Physiological factors affecting success to reproductive technologies — Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee
8:50 a.m. Control of estrus and ovulation in beef heifers and cows — David Patterson, University of Missouri
9:30 a.m. Break & Trade Show
  Doing It Right
10:00 a.m. Reproduction: It's all about the timing — Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University
10:30 a.m. Challenges to selection of products to implement breeding management protocols — Jim Lauderdale, Lauderdale Enterprises
11:10 a.m. The science and consequences of mishandling frozen semen and embryos — Brad Stroud, Stroud Veterinary Embryo Services, Weatherford, Texas
12:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
  Nutritional effects on reproduction, Part 1
1:15 p.m. Heifer nutritional development and the target weight debate — John Hall, University of Idaho
1:55 p.m. Beef heifer development systems and lifetime productivity 
Rick Funston, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:35 p.m Break
  Nutritional effects on reproduction, Part 2
2:45 p.m. Effects of peri-AI nutritional management on embryo development and pregnancy — George Perry, South Dakota State University
3:25 p.m. Effects of excess dietary protein on fertility in the beef herd — Patrick Gunn, Iowa State University
4:05 p.m. Break
  Male fertility
4:15 p.m. A renewed emphasis on BSEs — Patrick Phillips, Iowa State University
4:55 p.m. Factors affecting fertility of conventional and sexed semen — Joe Dalton, University of Idaho
5:45 p.m. Trade show (Social and cash bar)
6:45 p.m. Dinner (provided)
7:15 p.m. Panel discussion on sexed semen — Joe Dalton, University of Idaho; John Hall, University of Idaho; and George Seidel, Colorado State University
8:15 p.m. Program adjourns
7:00 a.m. Trade show opens
Morning refreshments
8:00 a.m. Donor and recipient management to optimize embryo technology success — Cliff Lamb, Univeristy of Florida
8:40 a.m. Advancing industry profitability over the next 20 years through genetic gain — Mark Allen, Trans Ova Genetics
9:20 a.m. Break & Trade show
  Health & Well-being
9:50 a.m. Temperament and handling effects on fertility of beef females —Reinaldo Cooke, Oregon State University
10:30 a.m. Herd health considerations for maximizing reproductive outcomes — Tyler Dohlman, Iowa State University
11:10 a.m. Unintended consequences: Could MLV vaccines be harming reproduction? Russ Daly, South Dakota State University
11:50 a.m. Lunch (provided)
Trade Show
1:15 p.m. Traditional genetic selection for fertility: Indicator traits and potential antagonisms — Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1:55 p.m. Use of genetic marker information in beef cattle selection — Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis
2:35 p.m. Fetal programming of reproduction, what we know and how we manage it — Bob Cushman, USDA MARC
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Past, present and future of pregnancy detection for cattle — Ky Pholer, University of Tennessee
4:10 p.m. The cow-less cow herd— George Seidel, Colorado State Univeristy
4:50 p.m. Closing comments
5:00 p.m. Conference adjourns

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