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Proceedings of Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Available

Livestock Update, December 2005

John B. Hall, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, Virginia Tech

The Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle symposium held in Lexington, KY was a great success. The meeting was attended by 150 people from 18 different states. Cutting edge information was presented on reproductive management and artificial insemination in beef cattle to veterinarians, extension professionals, and top producers.

Speakers from across the country presented topics including the estrous cycle of the cow, current estrous synchronization systems, and nutrition and supplementation strategies to improve reproduction. A special section on the impacts of endophyte-infected fescue on reproduction in beef cattle was included. The nutrition sections emphasized nutritional strategies for cow herds in the Eastern US. Over one-third of the program was devoted to bull fertility, sperm physiology, and breeding evaluation of bulls.

Copies of the 300 page proceedings are available to producers, veterinarians, extension educators, industry professionals, and consultants interested in improving beef reproduction and expanding the use of AI. Hard copies are available for $25 and CD versions are $10. For more information on the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle program or to order proceedings contact Dr. John B. Hall, Extension Beef Specialist, Virginia Tech at 540-231-9153 or

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