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6-22 IAN Artificial Insemination
by David Sparks, Ph.D., click here for bio
Program: Today's Idaho Ag News
Date: June 22, 12
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Artificial insemination and its role in the dairy business.
One of the greatest parts about my job is the interesting things that I learned as I talked to all kinds of people in agriculture. Hopefully that transfers to listeners who learn via my interviews. One such incident is a result of my conversation with Joe Dalton, Caldwell’s UI Extension dairy specialist, who helped design artificial insemination workshops with UI Extension faculty member Scott Jensen, Owyhee County. “we have many artificial inseminators now that I working and who have been trained by the U of I and I working on dairies in Idaho and the Northwest region and we also have a natural outgrowth of this is that we do a refresher for artificial insemination companies now. We do that primarily in English because the majority of workers that get to the level of working for a national company have significant English speaking skills. So we have taken it from ones that from the breeding at the farm level which is very important to many of these inseminators will go on and work for a national company. Where does this fit? In the big scheme of things, the reality of milk production is mammals have to have a calf. They have to give birth to produce milk.
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