October 12, 2017

Southern Section symposium preview

The Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science will hold its Annual Meeting February 3–6, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The scientific program will once again include the popular Bill E. Kunkle Interdisciplinary Beef Symposium. The symposium will focus on "Recent Advances in Replacement Heifer Development" and will be held the morning of Monday, February 5.

One of the invited speakers for this symposium is Dr. David Lalman, Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lalman will speak on "Changes in the U.S. Cowherd and Their Implication on Heifer Development."


Dr. Lalman is a professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lalman holds the Harrington Endowed Chair with split extension and research appointment. He works primarily in the beef cattle industry, focused on cow/calf and stocker cattle production. His extension and applied research program includes beef cattle nutrition and management, with emphasis on beef cattle grazing and genetic by environment interactions in beef production systems. His program goals are to provide producers with information and decision tools to facilitate production system profitability, improve cow herd efficiency and to improve product quality. At Oklahoma State, Dr. Lalman serves as the Animal Science Extension Program Coordinator and the supervisor for the Range Cow Research Center.

Watch for additional speaker profiles soon!

In the meantime, register online for the 2018 Southern Section Meeting. The early registration deadline is December 1, 2017. Download the PDF Registration Form.

For more information about the meeting, including the preliminary schedule, visit the 2018 Southern Section Meeting website.