Guidelines for integrated reproduction management (IRM)

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Guidelines for integrated reproduction management (IRM) a problem-solving concept for increasing food animal reproductive efficiency
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Integrated Reproduction Management


Integrated Reproduction Management (IRM) is a problem-solving
concept. It originated as a means of better using the total research,
extension, and resident instruction capacity in the United States for
solving complex food animal reproduction problems. Increased
emphasis on the improvement of reproductive efficiency has wide
support in both production and scientific communities. The IRM
approach to the solution of problems facing the producer has
gained wide support among all major food-animal commodity
organizations.

For the concept to have increased merit when compared to existing
programs, integration must occur across and among disciplines
and colleges-extension with research, and agency with agency.
Also, all planning and conduct of programs must be with the in-
timate involvement of the industry(s) being served.

For more than 2 years, an IRM Coordinating Panel has functioned
at the national level; while, in each of the four State Extension Ser-
vice and State Experiment Station regions, 6-member Regional IRM
Planning and Development committees have worked with the states
to lay the groundwork for an IRM program. Several states now are
organized to meet planning needs. Meetings of the regional and na-
tional planning and coordinating groups resulted in the develop-
ment of these guidelines. They are to be used to establish IRM proj-
ects and to serve as an aid in further planning and development at
state, regional, and national levels.

The future of IRM is dependent on federal and state funding and
the agreed-upon procedures for use of multi-source funds as they
become available.










March 1984




Guidelines for Establishing an Integrated Reproduction
Management (IRM) Program




Definition and Criteria

Integrated Reproduction Management (IRM) is a cooperative in-
dustry and land-grant university-USDA multidisciplinary approach
to the identification and solution of problems that decrease the
reproductive efficiency of food-producing animals. This attempt to
solve specific reproductive problems is designed to more effectively
combine the personnel and resources of land-grant universities,
departments, and USDA agencies. The essential criteria for an IRM
approach to problem-solving are:
* Documented evidence of industry input in establishing priorities,
planning and implementing the project.
* A multidisciplined approach, using expertise from state and
USDA research and extension organizations, and cooperation of
other sources, as needed, for an effective solution to the problem.
* A time table related to the planned approach to the problem and
evidence of the means to measure progress.
* Joint research-extension-industry plans for disseminating the
information obtained and implementation of the technology
developed.

Sequence for Organization and Planning

1. Organize your committee. The IRM structure, at the state level, is
a multidisciplinary, interorganizational, planning and develop-
ment committee with producer input at all levels. In establishing
the committee, lines of communication with federal, state, local
producer, research, and extension organizations must be devel-
oped. Members must be capable individuals interested in plan-
ning and organizing anticipated IRM efforts related to the state's
needs. An industry representative should co-chair the committee
with a representative of research or extension.

Intrastate and multistate committees should be organized the
same way.

2. Select a species reproduction problem and agree upon attainable
objectives. This phase of planning and selection may be con-
ducted at the local, state, multistate, regional, or national level,
as dictated by the scope of the problem.










3. Clearly define and agree upon responsibilities of all participants
as their function relates to elements of the project outline.

4. Provide a means for establishing benchmark data (present condi-
tions) as indicated in Item X of the project outline.

5. Establish responsibility and procedure for immediate transfer
and application of new technology developed.

6. To protect cooperating producers, a written contract of agree-
ment is suggested. It should cover nuisance fees, disclaimers,
liability insurance, and other provisions as needed.

7. Assist in securing funding for the initiation and completion of
the project.




IRM Project Outline


Species

I. Project number and title:

II. Location:

III. Abstract of proposal:

IV. Objectives:

V. Duration, including date of
initiation:

VI. Justification for an IRM
approach, including poten-
tial benefits to industry:

VII. Related ongoing research
and/or extension at institu-
tion, if any, including per-
sonnel involved:

VIII. Project personnel, includ-
ing discipline, location, and
involving:
A. Research: SAES and
ARS
B. Extension:
C. Resident Instruction:
D. Industry Representa-
tives:

IX. Farms or ranches cooperat-
ing; include contact person:

X. Level of performance re-
lated to problem and objec-
tives on participating farms
or ranches, including a
data base and its reliability:

XI. Experimental and/or demon-
strational procedure, includ-
ing:
responsibility of person-
nel
communication between
cooperators
a time table.


XII. Role and responsibilities of
cooperating procedures.

XIII. Needed contracts or agree-
ments with cooperating
producers.

XIV. Individuals responsible and
the means for communica-
tion of results and conclu-
sions:
A. Types of and projected
dates of publications:
1. Scientific journal
publications
(authors):
2. Extension publica-
tion (authors):
3. Industry newsletter
(authors):
B. Industry applications:

XV. Budget:
A. Annual and total, by
agency or functioning
unit:
B. Budget justification:

XVI. Signatures of authorizing
personnel; i.e., administra-
tors, cooperators, etc.




Regional IRM Planning and
Development Committees


Northeastern Region

Dr. C. S. Card, Head
Dept of Veterinary Science
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
814/865-7696

Dr. D. G. Fox, Assoc. Professor
Dept of Animal Science
Frank B. Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
607/256-7712

Dr. W. A. Shimel
Director of Extension Service
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
802/656-2990

Dr. A. M. Smith, Associate
Director
Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
802/656-2980

Dr. H. H. Hawk
USDA-Agricultural Research
Service
Room 6, Bldg 200, BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705
301/344-2836

Dr. T. Sexton
USDA-Agricultural Research
Service
Room 31-A, Bldg 262, BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705
301/344-2545


North Central Region

Dr. L. R. Corah, Assoc. Professor
Dept of Animal Sciences &
Industry
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
913/532-6131

Dr. J. J. Ford
Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat
Animal Research Center
P.O. Box 166
Clay Center, NE 68933
402/762-3241

Dr. A. D. Leman
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
612/373-1633

Dr. Leo E. Lucas
Director of Extension Service
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583
402/472-2966

Dr. P. A. O'Berry
Director
National Animal Disease Center
Ames, IA 50010
515/232-0250

Dr. Bill Pfander, Assoc. Director
College of Agriculture for Res.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
314/882-7488











Southern Region


Dr. R. F. Barnes, Administrator
USDA-Agricultural Research
Service
701 Loyola Avenue
P.O. Box 53326
New Orleans, LA 70153
504/589-6753 or 632-6753

Dr. J. R. Beverly
Extension Reproduction
Specialist
Dept of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
713/845-3579

Dr. J. H. Britt
Dept of Animal Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27650
919/737-2768

Dr. R. R. Kraeling
Richard Russell Agricultural
Research Center
P.O. Box 5677
College Station Road
Athens, GA 30601
404/250-2425

Dr. C. 0. Little
Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546
606/257-2833

Mr. Shirley H. Phillips
Assoc Director of Extension
Service
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546
606/257-3333


Dr. R. A. Bellows
Director
U.S. Range Livestock
Experiment Station
Miles City, MT 59301
406/232-4971

Mr. Ed P. Duren
Extension Livestock Specialist
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 29
Soda Springs, ID 83276
208/547-4354

Dr. C. C. Kaltenbach
Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
3071766-3667

Dr. G. D. Niswender
Dept of Physiology and
Biophysics
College of Vet Med & Biomed Sci
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
303/491-7051

Dr. R. D. Plowman
USDA-Agricultural Research
Service
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322
801/750-2249

Dr. J. 0. Young
Director of Extension Service
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164
509/335-2511


Western Region









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