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Synchronized AI Program Offered for Beef Producers


AMES, Iowa -- Iowa’s beef producers are invited to a statewide webcast spotlighting beef estrus synchronization on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. The two-hour session will feature Dave Patterson, a research and extension beef specialist from the University of Missouri, and Dr. Jim West from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Topics covered in this program will be the new controlled internal drug CIDR® Select synchronization system, health guidelines for artificial insemination (AI), keys to success in fixed-timed AI, ways to reduce fetal losses and an update on current synchronization software to plan systems successfully.


Patterson has actively researched fixed-timed AI and will share his most recent results using CIDRs, while Dr. West, a veterinary expert in embryo transfer, will share his experiences related to reproductive health practices.


“The field of fixed-timed AI continues to evolve and strides in higher AI pregnancy rates unfold each year,” says Daryl Strohbehn, Iowa Beef Center.


“It truly is exciting times for AI and improving genetics in beef cattle. Our mission is to assist producers in better use of their available labor to maximize the genetic change they desire with AI programs,” Strohbehn continued.


Sponsors of the webcast include the Iowa Beef Center and the ISU Extension county offices.


Interested participants can contact their local ISU Extension county office for the location nearest them. Registration at the door is $15. For more information and a list of locations, visit the calendar page at www.iowabeefcenter.org.



Contacts :

Daryl Strohbehn, Iowa State University, (515) 294-3020, stroh@iastate.edu

John M. Dungan, Iowa Beef Center, (515) 294-9124, jdungan@iastate.edu