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Registration Open for 2019 ARSBC

Tennessee to host beef cattle reproduction workshop in Knoxville

Registration is now open for the 2019 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle symposium. Hosted by the Beef Reproduction Task Force and the University of Tennessee, the ARSBC symposium will be Aug. 20-21 at the Hilton Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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. This year’s conference will feature a variety of topics surrounding beef reproductive health, including synchronization, heifer management and development, genomic selection and more.

Conference attendees will also be invited to attend a special reception and awards ceremony, visit the industry trade show, and interact with the newest technology in reproduction in hands-on lab simulations.

Use the Meeting Info link’s pull-down menu to access a detailed breakout of presentations, speaker bios and continuing education credits available for attending.

The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in beef cattle reproduction, including producers, technicians, veterinarians and professionals in related industries.

Attendees may preregister for $190 until July 20, after which registration will be $215. Registration at the door will be available at $250. Participation in the hands-on sessions on Day 2 is optional and available for an additional $50.

A block of rooms has been secured at the Hilton Knoxville for a special room rate of $97 per night. This special rate will be available until July 26 or until the group block is sold out.

Use the Meeting Info link’s pull-down menu to access additional information about registration and hotel accommodations, including links to online registration and reservations.

Angus Media will provide online coverage of the event in the Newroom.

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, South Dakota State University, the University of California–Davis, the University of Idaho, Texas A&M University and New Mexico State University.

For additional information about this year’s meeting, contact Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture associate professor and beef reproduction specialist, 931-486-2129; or Sandy Johnson, K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry associate professor and extension beef specialist, 785-462-6281.