Insemination Workshop set for March 23-25

The last of two insemination workshops will be held March 23-25, 2017. The workshop, for farmers, will be held at the Ray Johnson Assembly Center, Extension and Research Complex, and the Dairy on the Alcorn State University Lorman campus.

Sponsored by the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, the workshop will begin at 1 p.m. March 23 and 8 a.m. March 24-25.

The purpose of the workshop is to train beginners in the technique of artificial insemination in bovine and its benefits. Hands-on instruction of artificial insemination we be provided, as well as information for the synchronization of estrus, heat detection, semen handling, and the male and female reproductive systems, according to Dr. Melissa Mason, animal science specialist.

“I hope attendees will gain the ability and confidence in using the artificial insemination technique so that they can continue to practice and excel in the area,” said Mason.

Workshop participants will gain the theoretical and practical knowledge required to enhance the genetics of their own herd and/or possibly use the technique through self-employment to help other farmers, added Mason.

For more details on future workshops, contact Dr. Melissa Mason, at (601) 877-4006 or [email protected].