Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium to be held Aug. 17-18

Jul 8, 2015

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Cow-calf producers, bovine veterinarians, industry representatives, students and Cooperative Extension personnel are invited to attend the 2015 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium on Aug. 17 and 18 in Davis. Both American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and Veterinary Medicine continuing education credits are approved for the meeting.

“This meeting will feature speakers from multiple states outlining approaches to improve the efficiency and success of beef cattle reproduction,” said Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis.

“One particularly timely talk is that of Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes from New Mexico State University titled “Drought: Devastating natural event or a wakeup call for better cattle management,” said Van Eenennaam, who is also affiliated with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The program will include six general sessions covering a variety of topics, from physiology to genetics to management, and will present the latest information on reproductive technologies in beef cattle. The current program can be viewed online at

Key goals of the Beef Reproduction Task Force include promoting widespread adoption of reproductive technologies among cow-calf producers, educating producers in management considerations that will increase the likelihood of successful breeding of animals through artificial insemination and educating producers about marketing options to capture benefits that result from use of improved reproductive techniques. 

The two-day conference will take place at the UC Davis Conference Center on campus.

The annual Beef Reproduction Task Force event is held in a different location every year. This is the first time that it will be in California and hosted by the UC Davis Department of Animal Science. The task force is a multi-state extension activity in cooperation with the North Central Agricultural and Natural Resources Program Leaders Committee and the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.

To register for the 2015 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium, visit For additional information, visit the conference website at or contact Alison Van Eenennaam at or (530) 752-7942.


By Pamela Kan-Rice
Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach