Wheelock Texas -- Over 60 cattlemen and cattlewomen from five states attended the recent grand opening of Integrated Breeders Service (IBS). IBS is a bovine reproductive service provider offering a wide array of AI, estrus synchronization supplies and services. Services include custom semen collection, CSS semen collection, semen evaluation, semen storage, export services, estrus synchronization and AI, and reproductive consulting.

An impressive tour of the state-of-the-art bull stud and bovine semen collection and storage facility was provided. Many of the breed leading sires were on hand for viewing from the Brangus, Brahman and Santa Gertrudis breeds.

Dr. Brad Lindsey discussed in-vitro fertilization and the state of the technology. Jeremy Price, owner of IBS, walked the attentive audience through the economics of a successful AI program. The day's program was wrapped up by a panel on purebred cattle marketing. Several breed leaders from the Brangus and Brahman breeds lent their perspective. Included on the panel were Ken Stone, K Bar C, Cameron, Texas; Vern Suhn, Suhn Cattle Co, Eureka, Kansas; Buck Thomason, Indian Hills Brangus and TBBA President, Cranfills Gap, Texas; Jonathon Weiss, Corlay Cattle Co, Huntsville Texas; and Kent Smith, Santa Rosa Ranch, Navasota, Texas.

American Marketing Service, a full service bovine and semen marketing company, sharing an office at the IBS facility in Wheelock, Texas, co-sponsored the field day and open house.

Lunch was sponsored by Novartis Animal Health.


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