EWC ag department hosts reproduction expert
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
In conjunction with the University of Wyoming 4-H program and Northwest College in Powell, Eastern Wyoming College's agriculture department hosted Glen Erickson, Logan, UT, to teach students how to synchronize and artificially inseminate sheep and goats.
Mr. Erickson has a MS degree in reproduction and was a faculty member at Utah State for 16 years. He learned to AI goats and sheep in Australia, and now has a successful career traveling the country artificially inseminating sheep, goats, and deer.
Dr. Georgia Younglove and Dr. Monte Stokes, EWC Ag Instructors, were joined by Ms. Dawn Sanchez and Ms. Meagan Brittingham from UW Extension along with nearly forty EWC students, 4-H and FFA members and their families for the demonstration. Eighteen animals from Southeastern Wyoming were synchronized for timed insemination on August 30th at the Goshen County Fairgrounds. Participants were able to obtain hands-on experience and watch on a TV screen as animals were artificially inseminated using a laparoscope.
"This was a highly successful event for 4-H and FFA members that attended and many of the participants are already looking forward to next year," stated Dr. Monte Stokes, Agriculture Department Head.