Early Registration Extended for Beef Reproduction, Genetics Conference at Boise

Monday, September 12 2011


Written by Bill Loftus

BOISE, Idaho – The early registration deadline has been extended until Sept. 29 for beef producers who want to learn how to increase the quality and efficiency of their herds through use of modern breeding technologies to improve their herds’ genetics at a conference in Boise.
University of Idaho animal scientist John B. Hall said the conference, “Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle – Northwest,” will draw together top beef experts from across the nation and is one of two planned nationwide this year. It is planned Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
The conference will focus on current concepts in beef cattle reproductive management. Nearly three-quarters of the program applies to both natural service and artificial insemination breeding programs.
More information is available from Hall, University of Idaho Extension beef specialist, at (208) 756-2749 or jbhall@uidaho.edu. Hall is superintendent of the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center near Salmon, an 1,100-acre working-scale ranch devoted mainly to beef research.
The conference is sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, Oregon State University Extension Service and the Beef Reproduction Task Force in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension.
More information about the conference is available online at muconf.missouri.edu/arsbc-northwest/index.html. Registration is available online or by telephone at (866) 682-6663. Early registration for both days costs $175 until Sept. 29 and $200 beginning Sept. 30. Registration costs $100 for one day for general participants, or both days for students and educators.