Increasing production efficiency through reproductive management

Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development Webinar

Date: February 18, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM (CT) / 1:00 PM (ET)

Webinar Description: Dr. Funston will discuss the importance of having a high percentage of beef calves born early in “your” calving season, whenever that is. This event coupled with overall reproductive rate is a major economic driver in cow/calf operations and has a profound impact on the profitability of any beef cattle operation. Many producers do not have the capital to increase land resources. Learn how calving distribution can impact output from any ranch operation and factors that influence when cows and heifers conceive during the breeding season.

Presented by: Dr. Rick Funston (University of Nebraska)

Dr. Rick Funston is a professor and Reproductive Physiologist at the University of Nebraska. He received his BS from North Dakota State University, MS from Montana State University his PhD from the University of Wyoming, and completed a Post Doc at Colorado State University in Reproduction/Biotechnology. He divides his time between extension and research. His research on lighter heifer development is receiving national attention/adoption; research on fetal programming effects on postnatal calf performance including carcass characteristics and reproduction has received national and international recognition; and he is a team member of nationally recognized beef systems research. In the extension capacity, he provides leadership and subject matter expertise for educational programs in cow-calf production management for the West Central District and statewide expertise in beef reproductive management programs.

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This free webinar is part of the Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development series which is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more about university developed technology that may be relevant to your current or future business operations.

This FREE webinar series is sponsored by:

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture

446 W. Circle Drive, Room 66

East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 355-3373

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