HOW DO YOU PROFIT FROM REPRODUCTION?

How I profit from improved reproduction
John Moes, Moes Ranch, Flourance, S.D.

PowerPoint (4.2 MB PDF) | Audio (11.5 MB)

How I profit from improved reproduction
Danny Schiefelbein, Schiefelbein Farms, Kimball, Minn.

PowerPoint (7.7 MB PDF) | Audio (12.3 MB)

Hitting the target for a high-quality product
Dr. Larry Corah, vice president, Certified Angus Beef LLC, Manhattan, Kan.

PowerPoint (1.1 MB PDF) | Proceedings (393 KB PDF)

Improving reproduction to improve longevity in the herd, Dr. Eric Mousel, associate professor and department chair, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University–Maryville

PowerPoint (197 KB PDF) | Audio 1 (7.6 MB) | Audio 2 (7 MB) | Proceedings (93 KB PDF)

IMPORTANCE OF ESTRUS

Physiological factors that increase pregnancy rate following artificial insemination, Dr. Michael Smith, professor, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri–Columbia

PowerPoint (2.8 MB PDF) | Audio (13.9 MB)Proceedings (459 KB PDF)

Control of estrus in heifers, Dr. David Patterson, professor, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri–Columbia

PowerPoint (4.1 MB PDF) | Audio (17.2 MB) | Proceedings (590 KB PDF)

Control of estrus in cows, Dr. Cliff Lamb, professor and extension beef cattle specialist, North Florida Research and Education Center, Department of Animal Science, University of Florida–Marianna

PowerPoint (1.4 MB PDF) | Audio (14.9 MB) | Proceedings (295 KB PDF)

INSEMINATOR EFFICIENCY AND MALE FERTILITY

Insemination-related factors affecting fertilization in cattle, Dr. Joe Dalton, associate professor, Department of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Idaho Caldwell Research and Extension Center

PowerPoint (2.7 MB PDF) | Audio (18.1 MB) | Proceedings (229 KB PDF)

Managing bull development to optimize fertility, Dr. Albert Barth, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

PowerPoint (3.5 MB PDF) | Audio (13.2 MB) | Proceedings (229 KB PDF)

Control of estrus with natural service, Dr. Carl Dahlen, assistant professor and beef cattle specialist, Department of Animal Science, North Dakota State University–Fargo

PowerPoint (19 MB PDF) | Audio (14.2 MB) | Proceedings (393 KB PDF)

GENETICS

DNA testing: What we know, what we don’t know, and how we can use it, Dr. Michael Gonda, assistant professor, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University–Brookings

PowerPoint (885 KB PDF) | Proceedings (262 KB PDF)

Using DNA to determine the performance and economics of commercial herd bulls in multi-sire natural-service breeding groups, Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

PowerPoint (2.4 MB PDF) | Audio (13.3 MB) | Proceedings (623 KB PDF)

What we know about the genetics of reproduction, Dr. Robert Cushman, research physiologist, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.

PowerPoint (2 MB PDF) | Audio (17.5 MB) | Proceedings (197 KB PDF)

THE A.I. TECHNIQUE

Estrus Synch Planner, Dr. Sandy Johnson, associate professor and livestock specialist, Department of Animal Science, Kansas State University–Colby

PowerPoint (3.3 M PDF) | Audio (6.2 MB) | Proceedings 1: Synch Planner (66 KB PDF) | Proceedings 2: Synchronization Protocols (262 KB PDF)

Semen handling, Dr. Brad Stroud, Stroud Veterinary Embryo Service, Weatherford, Texas

PowerPoint: Part A (8.5 MB PDF) | Part B (7.7 MB PDF) | Audio (18 MB) | Proceedings (229 KB pdf)

HERD FERTILITY AND NUTRITION

Nutritional influences on reproduction: energy and protein, Dr. Scott Lake, assistant professor and beef cattle specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming–Laramie

PowerPoint (1.4 MB PDF) | Audio (12.9 MB) | Proceedings (360 KB PDF)

Mineral nutrition and its impact on reproduction, Dr. Cody Wright, professor, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University–Brookings

PowerPoint (16.9 MB PDF) | Audio (16.5 MB) | Proceedings (262 KB PDF)

Fetal programming: Implications for cattle production, Dr. Rick Funston, associate professor, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, Neb.

PowerPoint (23.7 MB PDF) | Proceedings (360 KB PDF)

MANAGEMENT OF STRESS

Handling stress, Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, assistant professor and beef cattle specialist, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Oregon State University–Burns

PowerPoint (5 MB PDF) | Audio (14.3 MB) | Proceedings (229 KB PDF)

Heifer development, Dr. George Perry, associate professor and beef reproduction specialist, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University–Brookings

PowerPoint (1.9 MB PDF) | Audio (15.2 MB) | Proceedings (197 KB PDF)

Changes in gody condition on oocyte quality and embryo survival, Dr. Allen Bridges, assistant professor, North Central Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota–Grand Rapids

PowerPoint (7.3 MB PDF) | Audio (15 MB) | Proceedings (164 KB PDF)

VACCINATION AND PREGNANCY DETERMINATION

Management considerations to minimize reproductive diseases, Dr. Russell Daly, extension veterinarian and associate professor, State Public Health Veterinarian, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, South Dakota State University–Brookings

PowerPoint (6.6 MB PDF) | Audio (16 MB) | Proceedings (164 KB PDF)

How to get the most out of your vaccination program, Dr. Chris Chase, professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota State University–Brookings

PowerPoint (2.7 MB PDF) | Audio (16.5 MB) | Proceedings (98 KB PDF)

Pregnancy determination: Palpation and beyond, Dr. Matthew Lucy, professor, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri–Columbia

PowerPoint (3.2 MB PDF) | Audio (12.2 MB) | Proceedings (393 KB PDF)

ADVANCING TECHNOLOGIES: SEXED SEMEN AND EMBRYO TRANSFER

Embryo transfer: Are efficiencies improving?, Dr. John Hasler, technical consultant, Bioniche Animal Health Inc., Fort Collins, Colo.

PowerPoint (5.5 MB PDF) | Audio (17.7 MB) | Proceedings (590 KB PDF)

Managing embryo transfer to improve success, Dr. Cliff Lamb, professor and extension beef cattle specialist, North Florida Research and Education Center, Department of Animal Science, University of Florida–Marianna

PowerPoint (10.1 MB PDF) | Audio (11.8 MB) | Proceedings (557 KB PDF)

Sexed semen: How we sex it and the best use for it, Dr. George Seidel, distinguished professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory, Colorado State University–Fort Collins

PowerPoint (2.7 MB PDF) | Audio (10 MB) | Proceedings (197 KB PDF)

Can sexed semen work in your herd?, Dr. John Hall, professor and extension beef specialist and superintendent, University of Idaho Nancy M. Cummings Research Extension and Education Center, Carmen, Idaho

PowerPoint (5.6 MB PDF) | Audio (11.9 MB) | Proceedings (393 KB PDF)