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School of Ag Livestock Artificial Insemination Clinic Dec. 5-6

November 12, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is offering a livestock artificial insemination clinic from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 5-6 at the WIU Livestock Center. The clinic will provide hands-on training in reproductive tract anatomy, estrus synchronization, heat detection, semen handling and insemination technique. Instruction will be provided by Tom Johnson, from Select Sires.

Cost is $200 per student or $500 for semen purchase. The clinic is open to the public, and Western students have the option of earning one semester hour of credit (see WIU School of Agriculture Academic Advisor Ember Keithley in Knoblauch Hall 110 for more information).

Deadline to sign up for the clinic is Wednesday, Nov. 20; a $100 deposit (to Select Sires) is due upon sign up. Western students can sign up in the Knoblauch Hall Advising Center, room 110. Space is limited, and interested individuals are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

For more information about the clinic, contact Samantha Cunningham, assistant professor in the WIU School of Agriculture, at A map showing the location of the WIU Livestock center is available at

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