Focus on Artificial Insemination in sheep at Dairy Sheep Symposium

by Site Admin on October 22, 2017

Any sheep producer who is thinking about using Artificial Insemination (AI) to improve their flock genetics, should seriously consider attending the 2017 Symposium of the Dairy Sheep Association of North America, November 30 – December 2 in Orford, Quebec. The first day of this year’s Symposium will be devoted entirely to AI. Speakers from Canada, Europe, and the US will present on AI techniques used in France, Iceland, and Canada, both cervical and laparoscopic, with both frozen and fresh semen. Presenters will also discuss protocols that will improve conception rates and litter size in AI’d ewes. Furthermore, a large number of dairy sheep producers will be in attendance who have begun using AI to incorporate European genetics into their flocks. Developments in AI techniques, as well as improved availability of internationally-sourced semen, are offering American sheep producers some real opportunities to broaden and improve their breed’s gene pool.

The Symposium will be held at the beautiful Estrimont Suites & Spa in Orford, in southern Quebec just north of Vermont. Attendees can register for just one day (i.e., for the day of AI presentations on November 30th), or for the full symposium which includes two days of presentations, a wine-and-cheese reception featuring Canadian sheep-milk cheeses, tours of two Quebecois sheep dairies, and an optional cheese-making workshop. For more details on the Symposium schedule, go to . There are two brochures on the DSANA website, one in French and one in English; please note that all rates are listed in Canadian dollars, and that US dollar rates are approximately 80% of the listed Canadian dollar rates.

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DSANA Symposium for 2017 will be at. Orford, Quebec Canada. Nov 30, Dec 1 and 2 . A great study of ewe . milk production. improvement with speakers from France.

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