Graduate students enrolled in Animal Science or Veterinary Programs (Reproductive Physiology, Genetics, Ruminant Nutrition) 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.

Research Poster Presentation Format

Students will present their research posters in the format of a 3-minute recorded presentation. Research to be presented may have been previously used at another research conference. Students and their topics will be introduced during the meeting, and recorded presentations will be available on the Beef Reproduction Task Force (BRTF) website.

Lauderdale Scholar Application Process

The Beef Reproduction Task Force welcomes abstracts reporting findings focused on improving reproductive performance of beef heifers and cows. Graduate and(or) veterinary students are encouraged to submit their abstracts using the form below on or before midnight October 16, 2020.

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 will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and students will be notified by October 23, 2020 regarding the committee’s decision. Applicants will be notified by the Committee Chair, with up to ten successful applicants identified. Information pertaining to the conference, including the program and speakers, may be found online here.

ARSBC Financial Support

When the ARSBC Symposium is held in-person, 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 2020 ARSBC Academic Committee includes:
Dr. Joe Dalton, University of Idaho
Dr. Adam Summers, New Mexico State University
Dr. Ky Pohler, Texas A&M University


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