Submitted to: Journal of Animal Science Supplement
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/2/2009
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Publication URL: http://jas.fass.org/content/88/13_electronic_suppl/E193.full.pdf+html?sid=43bcd0d4-0731-4db3-b609-f340fdc0fdc3
Citation: Knox, R.V., Day, M.L., Lewis, G.S., Lucy, M.D., Vonnahme, K.A. 2010. Triennial Reproduction Symposium: challenges and opportunities facing livestock reproduction in the 21st century.. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. EE(13Suppl):E193-194. Interpretive Summary: The articles from this symposium that were published in the Journal of Animal Science provide a reference for improvements in reproduction and the quality of offspring needed to address the future challenges for global food production. The information provided will be key to understanding the factors that influence physiological responses related to reproduction and that regulate reproductive growth and development for the fetus and the dam. Genetic selection and management tools and procedures should continue to be advanced to improve animal health and productivity, with a focus on important traits that help meet societal needs and economic sustainability for producers.
Technical Abstract: The 2009 Triennial Reproduction Symposium was held immediately before the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, and Canadian Society of Animal Science in Montreal, Canada, in July 2009. The intent of the symposium was to identify major challenges facing the reproduction of livestock and areas that could create opportunities for enhanced reproductive performance in the future. Because reproductive efficiency drives many aspects of livestock production, the symposium addressed how improvements in reproduction could aid in addressing global issues. The symposium was organized with the first session focusing on global perspectives on animal health and livestock reproduction, and the second session focused on the impact of genetics on reproduction. In addition to organizing the symposium, the Triennial Reproduction Symposium Committee selects the L. E. Casida Award recipient.