HOW DO YOU PROFIT FROM REPRODUCTION?
How I profit from improved reproduction
John Moes, Moes Ranch, Flourance, S.D.
How I profit from improved reproduction
Danny Schiefelbein, Schiefelbein Farms, Kimball, Minn.
Hitting the target for a high-quality product
Dr. Larry Corah, vice president, Certified Angus Beef LLC, Manhattan, Kan.
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
IMPORTANCE OF ESTRUS
Physiological factors that increase pregnancy rate following artificial insemination, Dr. Michael Smith, professor, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri–Columbia
Control of estrus in heifers, Dr. David Patterson, professor, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri–Columbia
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
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
Managing bull development to optimize fertility, Dr. Albert Barth, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Control of estrus with natural service, Dr. Carl Dahlen, assistant professor and beef cattle specialist, Department of Animal Science, North Dakota State University–Fargo
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
Using DNA to determine the performance and economics of commercial herd bulls in multi-sire natural-service breeding groups, Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam
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.
THE A.I. TECHNIQUE
Estrus Synch Planner, Dr. Sandy Johnson, associate professor and livestock specialist, Department of Animal Science, Kansas State University–Colby
Semen handling, Dr. Brad Stroud, Stroud Veterinary Embryo Service, Weatherford, Texas
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
Mineral nutrition and its impact on reproduction, Dr. Cody Wright, professor, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University–Brookings
Fetal programming: Implications for cattle production, Dr. Rick Funston, associate professor, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, Neb.
MANAGEMENT OF STRESS
Handling stress, Dr. Reinaldo Cooke, assistant professor and beef cattle specialist, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Oregon State University–Burns
Heifer development, Dr. George Perry, associate professor and beef reproduction specialist, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University–Brookings
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
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
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
Pregnancy determination: Palpation and beyond, Dr. Matthew Lucy, professor, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri–Columbia
ADVANCING TECHNOLOGIES: SEXED SEMEN AND EMBRYO TRANSFER
Embryo transfer: Are efficiencies improving?, Dr. John Hasler, technical consultant, Bioniche Animal Health Inc., Fort Collins, Colo.
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
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
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