2017 ARSBC Symposium
Kicks Off in Manhattan, Kansas
Considered the premier national event in beef cattle reproductive management, the meeting has a long history of providing the latest information on the application of reproductive technologies and includes a range of topics related to cow herd reproduction — such as nutritional interactions, management and male fertility.
“Cow-calf producers know that reproduction is the most economically important trait,” said Sandy Johnson, meeting host and extension beef specialist for Kansas State University (K-State). “This meeting brings together some of the most practical and knowledgeable individuals in the industry to discuss reproductive management.”
Johnson is a member of the Beef Reproduction Task Force, which includes reproductive physiologists from land-grant universities who work together on reproductive management education. The program is a joint effort of the Task Force and K-State Research and Extension.
The meeting is organized by the Beef Reproduction Task Force, a multi-state Extension group made up of specialists from Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, Iowa State University, the University of Nebraska, South Dakota State University, the University of Florida, the University of California–Davis, the University of Idaho and Oregon State University.
The Beef Reproduction Task Force hosted the first ARSBC symposium in 2002 at Manhattan, Kan. Since that time, symposia have been conducted at 16 locations across the United States.
“We are looking forward to bringing this meeting back to Kansas,” says Sandy Johnson, K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry associate professor and extension beef specialist.
For questions about the event, contact Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-462-6281.