JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The University of Missouri Extension in Callaway County and Lincoln University's Busby Farm will host a beef artificial insemination school.
Classes will be 5-9 p.m. Oct. 12 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Lincoln University's Alan T. Busby Farm, 5124 Goller Road, Jefferson City. The registration form can be found at extension.missouri.edu/callaway/livestock.aspx and is required by Oct. 5.
The school is intended to introduce participants to the method of artificial insemination through presentations and hands-on experiences. Topics to be covered include basic reproductive anatomy, the estrous cycle, semen and equipment handling, insemination techniques, and synchronization protocols. Hands-on demonstrations include palpation, identification of reproductive tract, and insemination techniques.
There is a fee for the class and a minimum number of participants required. Class space is limited. Dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday will be provided. For more information, contact Anita Ellis at the Callaway County Extension Office at 573-642-0755 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.