The latest research on estrus synchronization, female and male fertility, and dealing with real-life beef breeding issues is part of the program of the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Conference Aug. 30-31. Set for the Stoney Creek Inn in St. Joseph, MO, the meeting is coordinated by the North Central Region Bovine Reproduction Task Force.

"This is a conference that beef producers and veterinarians alike should consider attending," says Daryl Strohbehn, Iowa State University professor of animal science. "This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the latest reproductive efficiency research work done by the Beef Reproduction Leadership Team from the North Central beef production states. The research results have immediate application and will assist herds in achieving greater economic returns."

Registration is $175 before Aug. 16, and $200 after that date. For more info, visit

A similar meeting will be held at Rapid City, SD, Oct. 3-4. For info on the South Dakota meeting, contact George Perry at 605-688-5456 or
-- Joe Roybal