Extension hosts series on bovine reproduction and AI
Ozark County Missouri University Extension will sponsor a workshop series dealing with bovine reproduction and artificial insemination May 10 and May 15 in Gainesville.
Both workshops begin at 6 p.m. at the Ozark County Extension Office, 526 Third St. just east of the Gainesville square.
Instructors for the workshop will be MU Extension livestock specialist Randy Wiedmeier, MU Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert and MU Extension ag business specialist Jim Spencer.
According to the instructors, classes will help beef and dairy producers learn about the anatomy and physiology of reproduction in the cow. “Anyone interested in learning more about new technologies in bovine reproduction and exploring the possibilities of using artificial insemination and timed breeding in their herd is welcome to attend,” said Probert, one of the instructors.
Additional workshop topics will focus on considerations for using estrus synchronization and timed breeding, sire selection and understanding and using genetic evaluations.
The workshop fee of $35 covers materials and other expenses. To pre-register contact the Ozark County Extension office at 417-679-3525.