HOW DO I PROFIT FROM AI?
Introduction, Dee Whittier, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
Retained ownership perspective, Terry Slusher, Slusher Family Farms, Floyd, Va.
Cattleman’s association member, Steve Hopkins, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, Orange, Va.
Seedstock producer perspective, Paul Bennett, Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va.
Hitting the target and getting a reward for a high-quality product, Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef LLC, Manhattan, Kan.
MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATION INFLUENCING SUCCESS IN ESTROUS SYNCHRONIZATION
MODERATOR: WILLIE ALTENBURG
Physiological factors that affect pregnancy rate to artificial insemination in beef cattle, Michael Smith, University of Missouri–Columbia
Control of estrus and ovulation in heifers, Dave Patterson, University of Missouri–Columbia.
Control of estrus in cow, Cliff Lamb, University of Florida, Marianna
Estrous synchronization planner spreadsheet and application, Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University, Colby
MANAGING FACTORS TO IMPROVE PREGNANCY RATES
MODERATORS: ANDY MEADOWS AND JASON CARTER
Insemination-related factors affecting fertilization in estrous-synchronized cattle, Dick Saacke, Virginia Tech–Blacksburg
Consequences of mishandling frozen semen and embryos, Brad Stroud, BioTech Productions, Weatherford, Texas
Control of estrus with natural service, Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University–Fargo
Factors to get the most cows and heifers pregnant, George Perry, South Dakota State University–Brookings
SPECIAL ISSUES IN BEEF CATTLE REPRODUCTION
MODERATORS: SHERRIE CLARK
Nutritional influences on fertility: fescue, energy and protein, Mark McCann, Virginia Tech–Blacksburg
Pregnancy determination in cattle, a review of available alternatives, Dee Whittier, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
The future of reproduction in the cattle industry, George Seidel, Colorado State University–Fort Collins
DEALING WITH PREGNANCY AND BIRTH LOSSES
MODERATORS: DOUG FRANK
Pregnancy loss: the Virginia experience, John Currin, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
The physiology of pregnancy loss, Keith Inskeep, West Virginia University–Morgantown
Diagnosis and control measures for opportunistic infectious causes of reproductive failure, Larry Holler, South Dakota State University–Brookings
USING GENETIC AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS TO GET THE MOST FROM REPRODUCTIVE EFFORTS
MODERATORS: JASON CARTER
Genetic improvements from AI over natural service, Scott Greiner, Virginia Tech–Blacksburg
Natural service bull performance and production in commercial beef herds, Dan Drake, University of California–Davis
Fetal programming: implications for beef cattle production, Rick Funston, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center–North Platte
CURRENT TOPICS IN REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT
MODERATORS: TOM MASSIE
Embryo transfer: The last 20 years, Randall Hinshaw, Ashby Herd Health Service Inc., Harrisonburg, Va.
The use of sexed semen in the beef cattle industry, John Hall, University of Idaho–Carmen