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NMC-CREES to hold Artificial Swine Insemination Workshop on Tinian (April 6, 2010)

The Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research Extension and Education Services (CREES) is inviting the public to a workshop geared towards increasing awareness of artificial insemination. The workshop will be held on April 9th-10th at the NMC Tinian campus from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in room F.

Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to learn about the different techniques and equipments used during the process of artificial insemination of pigs. Presentations will also include lectures exposing the advantages and the disadvantages of the technology, current practices in the United States mainland commonly used during insemination, heat detection and timing of insemination, semen handling procedures, and broad overview about the various facilities that conduct research on the science of insemination.

Organizers of the event are humbled to present two very distinct individuals as guest speakers: Dr. Allan Sabaldica, an animal scientist, and Captain Ernest Torres, a certified cattle and swine artificial insemination technician.

According to Dr. Sabaldica, artificial insemination can contribute to improvement of swine genetics in the Marianas which, in turn, will improve quality and marketability of meats in the region.

“Artificial insemination is the base for a sustainable pork industry in the CNMI in the long run,” said Dr. Sabaldica.

“We urge the public, in particular Tinian residents, to take advantage of this workshop and to absorb the useful information that will be disseminated,” said NMC Interim President Lorraine T. Cabrera.

The workshop was funded by a grant from United States Department of Agriculture’s Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

For details on registration or about the workshop individuals can reach Percy Cing at 433-0657. Seating is limited.

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