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National Beef Cattle Symposium to be hosted by Tennessee Aug. 5-6

National Beef Cattle Symposium to be hosted by Tennessee Aug. 5-6

Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:02 pm

A national symposium designed to help beef cattle producers enhance their operations is coming to Nashville in August. The University of Tennessee Extension will host the 11th Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium Aug. 5-6 at the Nashville Airport Marriott.
This conference is the premier conference that provides beef cattle producers, Extension educators, veterinarians, and the allied industry the resources to enhance reproductive efficiency in their operations. This year’s event is sponsored by UT Extension and the Beef Reproduction Task Force — which is a group of Extension animal scientists from universities including Kansas State, Nebraska, South Dakota State, Iowa State, Idaho, Florida and Missouri, with support from several industry sponsors.
This is only the second time since its inception that the conference will be hosted in the Southeastern United States.
Dr. Justin Rhinehart, UT Extension’s recently-appointed beef cattle specialist and researcher, says cow-calf producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. “Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line. The conference speakers will provide the latest knowledge needed to improve herd productivity and decrease input costs by shortening the calving and breeding season,” he said. Rhinehart also stresses that the symposium will help producers understand how to improve overall reproductive management through enhancement of both male and female reproduction, as well as innovations in protocols such as estrous synchronization.
The cost of the conference is $150 for registration prior to Thursday. Student registration is $75. To register and for room reservations at the Nashville Airport Marriott access the following website: http://westcentral.unl.edu/beefrepro/. A copy of the program is also available online. For more information regarding the conference, including available sponsorships, contact Dr. Rhinehart at (615) 835-4561 or by e-mail at jrhinehart@utk.edu or contact Cliff Lamb at the University of Florida, (850) 394-9124, gclamb@ufl.edu.
UT Extension operates in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties as the off-campus division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. An educational and outreach organization funded by federal, state and local governments, UT Extension, in cooperation with Tennessee State University, brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.
Published in The Messenger 7.20.10

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