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Experts will discuss sheep, goat reproduction at NMSU?s Corona Research Center

CORONA, N.M. ? Sheep and goat reproductive technologies will be the topic of a seminar May 27 at New Mexico State University?s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability in Corona.


Sheep graze in a field.
Sheep graze at the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. (NMSU photo)

?Producers interested in learning the latest technologies when it comes to sheep and goat reproduction will have an opportunity to hear directly from the experts at this seminar,? said Shad Cox, superintendent of NMSU?s Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. ?Technologies will be outlined for all sheep and goat producers to rapidly improve the genetic quality of their herds.?

The seminar was developed to introduce available technologies and thoroughly discuss opportunities for implementation with New Mexico producers.

?Utilization of these techniques could aid producers in introducing quality genetics or propagating quality livestock more rapidly,? Cox said. ?Join us for this informative seminar.?

The program will begin at 10 a.m. with an introduction to sheep and goat reproduction by Adam Summers, NMSU reproductive physiologist. At 10:30 a.m., he will discuss estrus synchronization.

Dennis Hallford, Regents professor, interim department head of Animal and Range Sciences and reproductive physiologist at NMSU, will discuss reproductive diseases at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch will be provided at noon.

At 1 p.m., Mark Summers, veterinarian at the Muleshoe Animal Clinic, will outline regulatory issues. At 1:45 p.m., Summers will discuss artificial insemination.

The seminar will continue at 2:30 p.m. with a presentation by Summers on embryo flushing and transfer. The final event will be a roundtable discussion.

Registration is free but limited to the first 45 participants.

Register online at www.corona.nmsu.edu. For more information, contact Shad Cox at 575-849-1015 or shadcox@nmsu.edu. For directions to the center, visit the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center?s website at www.coronasc.nmsu.edu.