MANHATTAN, Kan. – Registration is now open for the Virtual 2020 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop (ARSBC) that will be Nov. 4 and 5. The program targets commercial and seedstock producers, the artificial insemination and allied industries and veterinarians interested in using or improving implementation of reproductive management tools and associated genetic tools.
“Cow-calf producers know that reproduction is the most economically important trait,” said Sandy Johnson, K-State extension beef specialist. “Thus, reproductive management choices and implementation are critical to profitability.”
Johnson is a member of the Beef Reproduction Task Force, which includes reproductive physiologists from land grant universities who work together on reproductive management education.
This year’s virtual program contains three segments utilizing a host of nationally recognized speakers.
The first segment focuses on cows and heifers and includes a presentation by Matt Perrier of Dalebanks Angus, Eureka, Kan., who will discuss how reproductive technologies have changed the ranch. Tom Geary, USDA-ARS, Miles City, Mont., will share research on bull fertility: nutritional effects and new measures as part of the bull segment. In the animal health and management segment, investigating conception failures and pregnancy loss in beef cows will be discussed by Lee Jones,
DVM, University of Georgia, who will help listeners optimize pregnancy rates. The complete program schedule can be found on the newly updated website BeefRepro.org. Continuing education credits will be available, see the website for details.