ARSBC 2024

Sept. 4-5, Athens, GA

More details will be posted here as they are available.


2023 ARSBC, September 6 & 7th, Cheyenne, WY

We had hoped to have the recordings posted by now, we’re trying.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


8:00 AM – 8:15 AM       Welcome & Introduction    

8:15 AM – 9:05 AM       Bovine estrous cycle: understanding and controlling it

Speaker: Vitor Mercadante, Virginia Tech University

9:05 AM – 9:55 AM       Using natural service and estrous synchronization: How to be successful

Speaker: George Perry, Texas A & M University and Joe Dalton, University of Idaho

9:55 AM – 10:20 AM     Break           

10:20 AM – 10:45 AM   Cryogenic Concerns

Speaker: Merlyn Sandbulte

10:45 AM – 11:10 AM   Tools to put your estrus synchronization plan into action

Speaker: Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM    What makes a successful estrus synch and AI program

Panel: Sandra Utter (Select Sires), Nicky Oosthuizen (ABS), Ty Miller, Newcastle, WY (Ty Miller Solutions); Dudley Booth, Torrington, WY (Booth Angus & rep for Genex/Alta)

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM      Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:05 PM        Genetic prediction for male fertility in beef cattle

Speaker: Jennifer Borman (Kansas State University)

2:05 PM – 2:55 PM        Post-breeding management to minimize pregnancy loss

Speaker: Ky Pohler, Texas A & M University and Mario Binelli, University of Florida

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM        Break           

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM        Managing the cow herd for fertility in limited feed environments

Speaker: Eric Scholljegerdes, New Mexico State University

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM        Management strategies to enhance fertility and longevity in replacement heifers

Speaker: Shelby Rosasco, University of Wyoming and Philipe Moriel, University of Florida

4:50 PM – 5:10 PM        Break           

5:10 PM – 6:00 PM        Question and Answer Session

6:00 PM                         Awards Presentation


Thursday, September 7, 2023

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM       Breakfast Buffet      

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM       High Altitude Disease: Selecting for sires to work at high altitudes

Speaker: Tim Holt, DVM, Colorado State University and Mark Enns, Colorado State University

8:50 AM – 9:40 AM       Brucellosis 101: an overview of disease, diagnosis, and management

Speaker: Kerry Sondgeroth, DVM, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM     Calving Management: Taking a systems approach

Speaker: Rebecca Funk, DVM, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM   Break           

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM   Impact of sire over-conditioning on bull fertility

Speaker: Pedro Fontes, University of Georgia

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM    Embryo transfer basics – methods for producing embryos and factors affecting success

Speaker: Jeremy Block, University of Wyoming

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