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Season 1, Episode 4 - Sexed Semen

Updated: Nov 30, 2023




All the important links, repro news and guest bios from this month's episode


Guests


Neel Ganesan, Lab Manager at STgenetics, Victoria



With a master's degree specialising in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Neel joined STgenetics in 2010. Currently, he oversees all laboratory operations to produce high quality sexed semen from different species. Recently, Neel has generated increased uptake of fresh sexed semen in large and small ruminants in Australia by taking a customer centric approach and advancing various sexed semen systems.




Early Career Researcher Spotlight


Dr Clio Maicas

Clio completed a veterinary degree at The University of Zaragoza, Spain before undertaking a PhD in reproductive biology at University College Dublin, where her thesis focused on field fertility of sex sorted bull semen in Irish dairy herds. Clio currently works as a vet in Ireland, with a keen interest in applied reproduction and overall herd health.


 

Repro News


Upcoming conferences and abstract deadlines


Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics

2nd - 4th of November 2021, Adelaide, SA

Abstract submissions closed, registration open until 31st of October


European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction

11th - 16th of October 2021 (online only)

Abstract submissions closed, registration open


International Conference on Pig Reproduction

5th - 8th of June 2022, Ghent, Belgium

Abstract submissions due by 15th of December 2021


Upcoming training


MLA EDGEnetwork

Breeding EDGE workshop

Dates TBC (see events calendar on MLA website for upcoming workshops across Australia)


Upcoming awards and grants


National Herd Improvement Association of Australia Industry Awards

Young Person Achiever Award and Laurie Wells Award

Nominations required


Humboldt Research Fellowship

Ongoing Award (see website for upcoming due dates)


Paper of the month



 

Interested in including sexed semen in your next AI program?

Read on to find out the where, when and how...


  • Contact Total Livestock Genetics for small ruminant sexed semen processing and discuss options regarding agistment of sires on site or at another collection centre close to TLG site and the STgenetics laboratory

Ruth Barber Email: rbarber@tlg.com.au Phone: (03) 5593 2016

  • TLG will then contact STgenetics to confirm availability, customer requirements, semen production logistics and any other details

  • STgenetics will then liaise with the collection centre to prepare the sire in the best possible way to maximise semen collection for sexing

  • Contact STgenetics (Neel Ganesan) directly with regards to queries related to sexed semen requests

  • You should then expect to receive an invoice from TLG for sexed semen units and animal housing/collection costs (if animals are held at TLG facility)

 

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