NMSU workshop in Corona to focus on sheep, goat reproductive technologies

New Mexico State University’s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability will host a workshop to discuss reproductive technologies available for sheep and goats.

The free workshop will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center, 739 University Road in Corona, New Mexico. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required at https://corona.nmsu.edu. Travel directions may also be found on the website.

The workshop will focus on reproductive technologies for small ruminants to aid in genetic advancement and propagation of superior livestock. NMSU is partnering with Reprologix as a satellite center to provide reproductive services for small ruminants, which are grazing mammals such as sheep and goats. The workshop is open to anyone who would like to incorporate these technologies into their management plan, regardless of service provider.

“There are a large number of sheep and goat producers in New Mexico and the surrounding region who can benefit from incorporating reproductive technologies in their operations,” said Adam Summers, NMSU associate professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences. “We hope to provide producers, regardless of their experience and knowledge level, with a learning opportunity that can encourage and promote the use of the tools that will best help them succeed.

Topics will include:

• Capabilities of reproductive technologies.

• Nutritional aspects of reproduction.

• Estrous synchronization.

• Managing females for artificial insemination.

• Laparoscopic artificial insemination.

• Management of donors and recipients.

• Traditional embryo flushing.

• In vitro fertilization.

• Embryo transfer.

• Pregnancy diagnosis.

For more information, visit https://corona.nmsu.edu/ or call 575-849-1015.