NAAB to Hold Annual Convention, Biennial Technical Conference & Semen Quality Workshop

June 17, 2014 11:42 AM

The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) will hold its Annual Convention and Biennial Technical Conference on September 24-26, 2014 in Green Bay, Wis. The host hotel will be the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center located just across from the airport.

The NAAB 68th Annual Business meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon, September 24th, and include a report from the Chairman of the Board, Keith Heikes, Genex Cooperative/CRI; a report on Certified Semen Services will be given by CSS Chairman, Dr. Charles Brown, Sexing Technologies; and NAAB President, Dr. Gordon A. Doak, will also address the delegates. Chairman of the Nominating Committee, Dr. Mike Cowan, Genetic Visions, will report on candidates for the NAAB Board of Directors, and NAAB voting delegates will elect one director. Wayne Glaeser, representing JLG Enterprises, Inc. is the incumbent eligible for re-election. Delegates will also review the finances of the Association, and act on any resolutions brought before the Convention.

Back again is the Semen Quality Workshop to be held on Wednesday afternoon, September 24, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The 25th Technical Conference on Artificial Insemination and Reproduction will begin Thursday morning, September 25. This will feature speakers and topics in the field of artificial insemination, reproduction science and genetics. It will include academic researchers as well as industry technical personnel involved in semen production, sire management, and sire health. They will discuss and review scientific developments and important technical issues relevant to the AI industry. In addition, student poster sessions will be included throughout the day.

Industry specific vendors will exhibit their products and be available for conversation throughout the three days.

A special Awards Luncheon, Thursday, September 25, will feature this year’s recipients of the NAAB Research Award, Distinguished Service Award, Member Director Award and the Pioneer Award. Technicians who have serviced over 100,000 cows, as well as industry sales people who have sold over 500,000 units of semen, will be recognized and presented with a plaque.

Following the Awards Luncheon, the Technical Conference will continue with Breakout Sessions for lab and barn personnel. The next day, Friday, September 26, the Technical Conference will resume at 8:00 a.m. and include several other speakers with current topics of interest.

For registration information please contact Marcia Clarahan, NAAB, P.O. Box 1033, Columbia, MO 65205, Tel: 573/445-4406; Fax: 573/446-2279; Email:; or go online at and click on "What’s New" on the home page for links to Convention and Technical Conference information. Additional links to hotel and registration forms are available.

Source: National Association of Animal Breeders

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