Cattlemen will gather Dec. 3-4 at The Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., to focus on how cattle producers can utilize advancing technologies to improve herd reproductive efficiencies, profitability and the end product — beef. The 2012 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) program is sponsored by the Beef Reproductive Task Force, South Dakota State University (SDSU) and iGrow in cooperation with the University of Missouri Conference Office.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to hear 27 speakers from across the U.S. and Canada discuss topics including how to profit from implementing these technologies, and the latest research in the fields of reproduction, nutrition and genetics,” said event coordinator, George Perry, associate professor and SDSU Extension beef reproduction specialist.

This program is geared to veterinarians and producers. All speakers have been charged with addressing how to implement what is discussed within your cattle operation.

Angus Productions Inc. (API) and will provide live streaming video from the conference for those who can’t attend in person. You can access the video stream during the program. Presentations are scheduled Monday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-7 p.m. CST and Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:15-5 p.m. CST. Visit the website for a detailed schedule.

@AJeditor and @ABBeditor will tweet some highlights from the conference using the hashtag #ARSBC12.

Visit the site’s newsroom during and after the conference to access proceedings papers, PowerPoint presentations and supporting materials provided by speakers, summaries by Angus Journal staff, audio and video from the conference.

For more information about the conference, contact Perry at 605-688-5456. For more information about API’s online coverage, contact Shauna Hermel, editor, at or 816-752-0089.