Graduate students enrolled in animal science (cattle reproduction, genetics, and nutrition) or veterinary programs are encouraged to share research topics, become more knowledgeable about the beef industry, create linkages for future employment, and participate in the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) symposium.

Lauderdale Scholar Application Process

The Beef Reproduction Task Force (BRTF) welcomes abstracts reporting findings focused on improving reproductive performance of beef heifers, cows, and bulls. Graduate and(or) veterinary students are encouraged to submit their abstracts using the form below. Research may have been previously presented at another research conference.

Abstracts should consist of no more than 2,500 keystrokes (characters and spaces, including the title) in one paragraph and include a summary of pertinent results, with statistical evidence (i.e., P-values), in a brief understandable form. Abbreviations in the abstract must be defined at first use. Abstracts are due before 11:59 PM CT, July 1, 2024.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the ARSBC Academic Committee and students will be notified regarding the committee’s decision. Applicants will be notified by the Committee Chair, with up to five successful applicants identified. Previous ARSBC Lauderdale Scholars are not eligible. Information pertaining to the conference, including the program and speakers, may be found online here. Graduate students selected to participate will be recognized as “ARSBC James W. Lauderdale Scholars.”

Research Poster Presentation Format

Students and their topics will be introduced during the meeting, and poster sessions will be held each day of the symposium.

ARSBC Financial Support

The BRTF will cover the cost of attending the symposium, including registration, lodging, and meals of selected student presenters. Travel costs will not be covered.

ARSBC Academic Committee

The 2024 ARSBC Academic Committee includes:
Dr. Joe Dalton, University of Idaho
Dr. Pedro Fontes, University of Georgia
Dr. Philpe Moriel, University of Florida


Submit a Student Abstract