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Excellent resources for applied information on reproduction in beef cattle from Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC).

»The Beef Reproductive Task Force has developed material for Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle hosted by the University of Nebraska. This group has worked to simplify estrus synchronization protocols and to educate veterinarians, cattle producers, and industry personnel on the most current recommendations in reproductive management practices. The ARSBC holds multiple conferences each year in various regions of the US and has posted conference proceedings on the website as well.   Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle

»Recommended synchronization protocols for heifers and cows in 2014

»Fundamentals of Beef Reproduction and Management: Focus on Estrus Synchronization.  View these learning modules complete with quizzes at the end of each section aimed to provide you with basic understanding of the estrus cycle in beef cattle, how we can manipulate the cycle with estrus synchronization protocols, and management tips for successful estrus synchronization and artificial insemination. There are three courses total and you can simply click on the blue text “Course 1” to start the module. These were developed by Mike Smith and Dave Patterson at the University of Missouri.   Three part tutorial about the estrous cycle and synchronization.

 »Tips for successful estrus synchronization. Written by Sandy Johnson and Jeff Stevenson from Kansas State University. These tips will help you prepare yourself and your herd for a successful breeding season.

 »Register for the FREE estrus synchronization planner from Iowa State University.