Wed September 13, 2023

By Press Release

Charles Looney to offer two sessions in Hope on artificial insemination in cattle
 Sept. 12, 2023 

 By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

 Fast Facts: 

HOPE, Ark. — Charles Looney, professor of cattle improvement for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, and his staff will conduct a pair of two-day workshops in cattle artificial insemination. The workshops are scheduled for Oct. 12-13 and Nov. 9-10. 

Each workshop will cover basic reproductive anatomy and physiology, estrous synchronization and semen handling, as well as pregnancy determination methods and reproductive health. Participants will also receive training in artificial insemination on live cattle. 

“Participants will have three sessions over the two-day course to practice on live cattle to learn the procedure entirely,” Looney said. “This workshop is one of the best opportunities to learn more about beef cattle reproduction.” 

The courses will both be held at the Southwest Research and Extension Center, located at 362 Hwy. 174 N., Hope, Arkansas. The registration fee for each workshop is $450, which includes lunch. Payments must be made prior to the workshops. Registration fees are non-refundable and will not be accepted on-site. Fees are all due by Oct. 9 for the October session and by Nov. 6 for the November session.  

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About the Division of Agriculture 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

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