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Midwest boar stud managers will gather to learn new topics

by 5m Editor
10 June 2004, at 12:00am

ST LOUIS - People who work with boars or collect and process semen for artificial insemination can take part in a two-day conference in St. Louis this summer. The second Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference will be Aug. 4-5, said Tim Safranski, University of Missouri Extension swine specialist.

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At the first conference four years ago in Indiana, 119 people attended from 19 states plus Canada and Mexico.

The program covers many topics relevant to people who handle boars or work in semen-processing laboratories. Participants will learn of factors leading to sperm abnormalities.

The conference also will cover hygiene, housing, feeding, cooling, storage and data collection. Attendees also can compare procedures among studs, Safranski said.

Topics will be covered by 10 nationally and internationally recognized speakers. Serving on the planning committee are Safranski; Rob Knox, University of Illinois; Don Levis, the Ohio State University; and Wayne Singleton, Purdue University.

Financial support from seven exhibitors allows the program to be offered for only $150 if paid by July 19; or $250 thereafter. The fee covers lunches, proceedings and tickets to a St Louis Cardinals baseball game, Aug. 4.

The conference will be at the Holiday Inn at Westport, just 12 minutes from Lambert St. Louis airport.

Program details can be reached on the Internet by typing in “boar stud managers conference“ on a search engine. The complete URL is:
http://www.asrc.agri.missouri.edu/SwineExtension/BoarStudManagersConference.htm

Additional Information

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Source: University of Missouri - 7th June 2004

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