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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NAAB Symposium: The Newest Developments in Sexed Semen

  • How the Sorting Process Works, Dustin Dean, Sexing Technologies
    Summary by Lynsey Meharg | PowerPoint (1.1 MB pdf) | Audio (10.8 MB)
  • The Challenges of Producing Sexed Semen for AI Organizations, Willie Altenburg, Genex Cooperative
    Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (2.1 MB pdf) | Audio (5.5 MB)
  • Developing Strategies to Optimize Use of Sex-Sorted Semen in Conjunction with Fixed-time AI Breeding Programs, David Patterson, University of Missouri
    Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (664 KB pdf) | Audio (10.7 MB)
  • Thoughts and Results of Using Sexed Semen from a Producer, Galen Fink, Fink Beef Genetics
    Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (10.4 MB pdf) | Audio (5.4 MB)


Thursday, June 13, 2013

General Session I:
Crossbreeding vs. Straight-breeding: Show Me the Money

  • Crossbreeding: Considerations and Alternatives in an Evolving Market
  • Crossbreeding: One of the Tools to Increase Profitability, Bob Weaber, Kansas State University, and Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (2.0 MB pdf) | Proceedings (683 KB pdf) | Audio (14.4 MB) | Mating Systems to Solve Problems and add Value to Beef Production Systems: Crossbreeding and the Power of Heterosis (Webinar via Adobe Connect) | NBCEC Beef Sire Selection Manual (html page)

  • Panel Discussion: Crossbreeding or Straight-breeding: How Does the Choice Impact Consumer Satisfaction
    • Norlyn Tipton, SYSCO
    • Newley Hutchison, Chain Ranch
    • Brad Morgan, Zoetis
    • Chris Hitch, Hitch Feeders
    • Tom Brink, JBS Five Rivers
    • Nevil Speer, Western Kentucky University
    • Bob Weaber, Kansas State University
    • Mark Spangler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    • Audio 1 (14 MB) | Audio 2 (13.5 MB)
    • Breed Utilization and Production Efficiency, Merlyn Neilsen, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (1.1 MB pdf) | Proceedings (365 KB) | Audio (18.4 MB)
    • That's Nice, but I Raise Cows, Dave Daley, California State University–Chico
      Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (8.5 MB pdf) | Proceedings (390 KB pdf) | Audio (17.9 MB)


    BIF Awards Luncheon I

    Thursday's awards luncheon will feature presentation of the Roy Wallace Scholarships and Commercial Producer of the Year awards. Click here following the luncheon to see the honorees.

    Live Animal, Carcass and End Product Committee
    Chairman: Robert Williams, American International Charolais Association

    • Genetic Parameters for Udder Quality in Hereford Cattle, Heather Bradford, Kansas State University
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (9.1 MB pdf) | Proceedings (680 KB pdf)
    • Genetic Evaluation and Selection: Lost Opportunities for Improving Profit, Mark Enns, Colorado State University
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (2.7 MB pdf)
    • Indicator Traits and the Challenge They Pose for Obtaining High-accuracy Genetic Evaluation, Michael MacNeil, Delta G
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (3.5 MB pdf)
    • Technology Lag: Is There a Cost for Failing to Do it Right? David Buchanan, North Dakota State University
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (3.1 MB pdf) | Proceedings (820 KB pdf)


    Selection Decisions
    Committee Chairman: Bob Weaber, Kansas State University

    • Life-cycle, total Industry Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle: Blueprint for the Beef Improvement Federation, Merlyn Nielsen, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
      PowerPoint (82 KB pdf) | Proceedings (187 KB pdf) | Audio (10.8 MB)
    • Sparse Genome Scan, Mark Thallman, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research
      PowerPoint (3.6 MB pdf) | Audio (14 MB)
    • What Do We Hope to Learn From Sequence Information?
      • Larry Kuehn, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
        PowerPoint (2.3 MB pdf) | Audio (10.1 MB)

      • Warren Snelling, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
        PowerPoint (2.5 MB pdf) | Audio (8.9 MB)
    • Relationships Among Temperament, Immune Function and Carcass Merit in Beef Cattle, Kerri Bates, Kansas State University
      PowerPoint (11.1 MB pdf) | Audio (14.6 MB)
    • Strategies to Improve Production Efficiency and Calf Value in the Southern Plains, Joe Paschal, Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension
      PowerPoint (13.5 MB pdf) | Audio (16 MB)

    Producer Applications
    Committee Chairman: Jane Parish, Mississippi State University

    • Mobile Apps that Make Cents for Cattle Producers, Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska
      Summary by Kasey Brown | Audio (17.7 MB) | Video Overview of BCS App (link to 2-minute YouTube video) | Video Overview of Teat and Udder-scoring System (link to 4-minute YouTube video)
    • Management Practices of Developing Heifers that Affect Lifetime Productivity, Jack Whittier, Colorado State University
      Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (6.3 MB pdf) | Proceedings (373 KB pdf) | Audio (16.6 MB)
    • Sexed Semen: Tool for Genetic Improvement: How Can We Use It Now? John Hall, University of Idaho
      Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (6.8 MB pdf) | Audio (16.2 MB)
    • Selection for Traits not Included in National Cattle Evaluation, Dan Moser, Kansas State University
      Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (397 KB pdf) | Audio (13.2 MB)


    Friday, June 14, 2013

    General Session II:
    Using Genetic Tools to Address Environmental Challenges and Cow Herd Efficiency

    • Addressing Cow Herd Efficiency in a World of Mixed Messages for Producers: Matching Production Levels to Environmental Conditions, David Lalman, Oklahoma State University
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (4.9 MB pdf) | Proceedings (312 KB pdf) | Audio 1 (13.7 MB) | Audio 2 (13.4 MB)
    • Bad News: They're All Carriers of Something: Understanding the Impact of Broken Genes in the Beef Business, Dorian Garrick, Iowa State University
      Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (6.4 MB pdf) | Proceedings (275 KB pdf) | Audio 1 (15.5 MB) | Audio 2 (12.7 MB)
    • Do We Raise Cattle or Bugs? Exploring the Symbiotic Relationship Between Cattle and Microbes, Andrew Benson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint | Proceedings | Audio 1 (13.3 MB) | Audio 2 (11.9 MB)


    BIF Awards Luncheon II

    Friday's awards luncheon will feature presentation of the Pioneer, Continuing Service and Ambassador and Franker Baker awards and will feature the president's address. Click here following the lucheon to see the honorees.

    Cow Herd Efficiency and Adaptability
    Chairman: Mark Enns, Colorado State University

    • Feed Intake — Beyond the Guidelines: Data Standards and Multi-trait Selection, Susan Willmon, American Gelbvieh Association, and Patrick Doyle, California State University–Chico
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (1.1 MB pdf)
    • Use of Genetic Resources to Match Environmental Conditions, Harvey Blackburn, USDA-ARS-NAGP, Fort Collins
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (754 KB pdf)
    • National Program for the Genetic Improvement of Efficiency in Beef Cattle: Aims and Current Results, Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
      Summary by Troy Smith | PowerPoint (10.5 MB pdf)

    Genetic Predictions
    Committee Chairman: Mark Thallman, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

    • Genomic-enhanced EPDs: An Overview, John Pollak, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
      Summary | PowerPoint (5.5 MB pdf) | Audio (7.3 MB)
    • Reports on Incorporation of Genomic Predictions Into National Cattle Evaluations
      • Sally Northcutt, American Angus Ass'n
        PowerPoint (1.1 MB pdf) | Audio (3.8 MB)
      • Jack Ward, American Hereford Ass'n
        PowerPoint (123 KB pdf) | Audio (5.7 MB)
      • Lauren Hyde, American Simmental Ass'n
        Audio (1.7 MB)
      • Larry Keenan, Red Angus Ass'n of America
        Audio (2.3 MB)
      • Chris Shivers, American Brahman Breeders Ass'n |
        PowerPoint (147 KB pdf) | Audio (2.2 MB)
    • Estimated Individual Animal MBV Reliabilities and Their Association with Realized MBV Reliabilities and Their Association with Realized MBV Reliabilities, Stephen Kachman, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
      Audio (16.5 MB)
    • Preliminary Estimates of Breed Differences from Recent Sampling in the Germplasm Evaluation Project, Larry Kuehn, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
      PowerPoint (4.9 MB pdf) | Proceedings (781 KB pdf) | AB-EPD release | Audio (19.8 MB)
    • Tying Market Value to Genetic Evaluation of Commercial Cattle, Lee Leachman, Leachman Cattle of Colorado
      PowerPoint (1.1 MB pdf) | Audio (16.5 MB)

    Emerging Technology
    Committee Chairman: Jack Ward, American Hereford Association

    • Update on USDA Feed Efficiency Grant, Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri
      Summary | PowerPoint (8.9 MB pdf) | Audio 1 (8.9 MB) | Audio 2 (9.3 MB)
    • Breeding Healthier Cattle, Kristin Gaddis, North Carolina State University
      Summary by Lynsey Meharg | PowerPoint (3.7 MB pdf) | Audio (15.8 MB)
    • Update on Genomic Projects and Incorporation of Marker Information Into Genetic Analysis, Dorian Garrick, Iowa State University
      Summary | PowerPoint (2.7 MB pdf) | Audio 1 (13.7 MB) | Audio 2 (10.8 MB)


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