EWC to Offer Artificial Insemination Course
September 17, 2007
A.I. Short Course - October 26th - 28th
Area Ranchers interested in artificial insemination are encouraged to register early for this 3-day, hands-on opportunity offered by Eastern Wyoming College . The cost is $200/person with registrations limited to sixteen people.
This short-course will include lectures on anatomy and physiology, estrous synchronization, health, genetics, nutrition, facilities and management. Laboratory time will include semen handling, female selection, body condition scoring and artificial insemination technique. The instructors for this course will be EWC agriculture faculty members: Tim Walter, JD Sexton, and Monte Stokes.
About 13% of all producers utilize insemination. "Advantages of 'a.i.' include breeding more females to a superior sire than could be done naturally. The prevention of genital disease and it encourages the manager to do a better job of feeding and record keeping." according to Walter.
This course and activities will be held at the UW SAREC facility west of Lingle, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with lunch on your own. All necessary materials and refreshments are included in the registration fee.
Persons interested in registering for this short course or for more information should contact Anne Hilton, Community Education Coordinator, at 307.532.8323.