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Artificial Insemination and Reproductive Management Training

January 26, 2016

A.I. School

The spring trainings will be held March 22, 23, 26 at Arkansas Tech Russellville and on March 31, April 1 & 2  at ASU Beebe Farm Facility.

To Register send $150 deposit with your contact information to the address below.

$500 for first time students is the total fee with the balance due upon check-in

FREE for former students

Refresher for those who have attended training from another provider is $85 per day, no semen credit or manual

In addition to AI Tech Certification you will receive a ‘best in the industry’ Reproductive Management manual and $150 credit for any bull in ABS’s inventory.

The bulls may be viewed at www.absglobal.com.

Instruction will be ‘hands on’ so wear appropriate clothing.

 

DAY ONE:

Ø      Introduction of cow’s reproductive anatomy

Ø      Demonstrate A.I. technique utilizing reproductive organs

Ø      A.I. practice using reproductive organs

Ø      Live cow practice

Ø      Review

DAY TWO:

Ø      Introduction to A.I. equipment and use

Ø      Introduce semen handling and practice

Ø      A.I. technique practice using reproductive organs

Ø      Visual target area practice using pellets

Ø      Live cow practice

Ø      Review

DAY THREE:

Ø      A.I. equipment/LN tank maintainance

Ø      Introduction of cow’s reproductive physiology

Ø      Review of estrus detection

Ø      Estrus synchronization methods

Ø      Economics of A.I.

Ø      Semen handling practice

Ø      Pregnancy testing via tail bleeding practice

Ø      Live cow practice

Ø      Review

 

Class size will be limited in order to provide each student individual attention and is booked on a first come first serve basis.

For more information please contact us via email at info@bigbranchbreeders.net or at 501-316-3536.

The 2016 Southern Dairy Conference

January 26, 2016

The 2016 Southern Dairy Conference

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The 2016 Southern Dairy Conference is planned for March 8th and 9th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.  This unique conference is hosted by universities across the south in an effort to promote the competitiveness and sustainability of the southern dairy producer.  This conference serves as a forum for the discussion of issues of mutual concern to producers, processors, retailers, regulatory personnel, cooperative leaders, government officials, university specialists and others with an interest in the dairy industry.  This melting pot of the southern dairy industry promotes community and fosters communications throughout industry sectors.  Attached you will find an agenda and speaker information for the 2016 conference as well as registration and hotel information.  Below is a website that contains the same information if easier for your use.  Early registration rates apply through February 8th and rooms will be blocked (until sold out) at a reduced rate until February 13th.

www.southerndairyconference.com

2016 Southern Dairy Conference Brochure

Animal Science E-News–October 2015

January 20, 2016

 

With this newsletter, we strive to bring you the most current Animal Science information. The featured articles are:

Be Prepared for Calving Season
Dr. Tom Troxel, Professor
Riparian Buffers Are Important Landscape Features
Dirk Philipp, Associate Professor – Forages
Ditch the Itch in Your Herd
Heidi Ward, Assistant Professor and Extension Veterinarian
Arkansas 4-H Livestock Program Update
Chelsey Ahrens, Assistant Professor
UofA Livestock Judging Team Finishes Its Year With Success and an
All American Team Member
Bryan Kutz, Instructor

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Beef Cattle Tips- January

January 13, 2016

January is the middle of the fall breeding season. Check bulls to be sure they are maintaining body condition and are still sound (feet, legs, eyes, and etc).  If bulls seem to be disinterested, perhaps rotating bulls would be helpful.

Protect hay when feeding to reduce waste. Feed hay in rings to reduce hay waste. Unrolling hay increases hay waste unless it is done on a limit-feeding basis.

To read more on the latest Beef Cattle Tips Newsletter….. Click Here to sign up for our monthly newsletter designed to remind you of timely production practices that could benefit your operation.

 

2016 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference

January 12, 2016

2016 RV Beef Poster-Smaller

September 2015 Dairy E-News

December 21, 2015

With this newsletter, we strive to bring you the most current dairy information.

Featured Articles:

  • Soil Nutrient Management in Dairies
  • Comparison of Five Nontraditional Liquid Fertilizers for Dry Matter Yield of Stockpiled Bermudagrass and Tall Fescue
  • Cattle Traffic Areas: Thinking and Planning Ahead for Wet Weather
  • Pregnancy Testing in Dairy Cows

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Four States Cattle Conference Presentations Available

December 17, 2015

Videos of presentations delivered at the Four States Cattle Conference are now available. Featured Presentations include: Market Outlook (Dr. Ross Pruitt, UT-Martin), Why Vaccines Don’t Work (Dr. John Richeson, WTAMU), and Herd Health Programs (Dr. Dee Griffin, UN-Lincoln). Presentations are available to view or download at https://vimeo.com/channels/1001289 .