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7:00 a.m. Registration opens
7:45 a.m. Welcome — Rolando Flores, Dean College of ACES NMSU
8:15 a.m. Physiology of the estrous cycle — Mike Smith, University of Missouri Curators' Professor in animal science
8:45 a.m. Estrous synchronization protocol evolution and practical application — Dave Patterson, University of Missouri professor and extension beef specialist
9:15 a.m. Synchronization planner — Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University Extension beef specialist, Colby
9:35 a.m. General considerations for implementing an artificial insemination program or other reproductive technologies — George Perry, South Dakota State University, professor and extension specialist in beef reproduction management
10:05 a.m. Break and Trade Show
10:30 a.m. Considerations for utilizing reproductive technologies in Bos indicus-influenced cattle — Jordan Thomas
11:05 a.m. Successful and profitable application of artificial insemination in the Southwest and Northern Mexico — Andres Quezada Casasola and Clint Sexson
Noon Lunch / Trade Show
1:00 p.m. Managing stress for reproductive success — Cliff Lamb, Texas A&M University, head of the Department of Animal Science
1:30 p.m. Panel discussion: Utilizing reproductive technologies in the SW — Morning Speakers
2:00 p.m Break and Trade Show
2:30 p.m. Rangeland Heifer Development Strategies— Bruce Carpenter
3:00 p.m. Nutritional Programming of Puberty in Bos Indicus-Influenced Beef Heifers — Rodolfo Cardoso
3:30 p.m. Preparing for the breeding season in a drought — Eric Scholljegerdes
4:00 p.m. Management decisions impacting reproduction and longevity in the SW Adam Summers
4:30 p.m. Impacts of water quality on reproduction — Craig Gifford
5:00 p.m. Discussion/Trade Show/Student Poster Session
5:30 p.m. Reception (Sponsored by K-BOBS)
6:30 p.m. Dinner/Awards/Breakouts
8:00 a.m. Predicting and promoting fertility in bulls — Joe Dalton
8:30 a.m. Bull selection, development, and management in the Southwest
    a. Tucumcari Bull Test representative (10 minutes)
  b. Clayton Gardner (Monazno Angus; 10 minutes)
  c. Tate Pruitt (Brinks Brangus; 10 minutes)
9:00 a.m. Economics of Trichomoniasis — John Wenzel
9:30 a.m. Pregnancy diagnosis in cattle: when, why and how— Ky Pohler
9:55 a.m. Break and Trade Show
10:15 a.m. Impact of fly control on cattle performance — Brandon Smythe, NMSU
  Benefits of Improving Genetics
10:45 a.m. EPDs and how to use them — Bob Weaber, or Darrh Bullock
11:15 a.m. EPDs and reasonable expectations in commercial crossbred operations — Jared Decker
11:45 a.m. Practical application of genomic tests in beef production — Megan Rolf
12:15 p.m. Utilizing EPDs to improve carcass qualities in Bos indicus-influenced cattle — Red Doc Farms
  Optional lunch or home
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. “Lab Learning Experience”
    Herd vaccination program recommendations
  Semen quality and handling
  Reproductive tract score
  Pregnancy detection
  Vet-simulator models: palpation and dystocia
  Estrus Synch Planner and Management Minder