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Berge, A. John (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 41, Number 2 (Feb. 1940)

The lowly hen to the rescue,   pp. 184-[183]


Page 184


satistactory.
  Workers in other lab-
oratories had long sus-
pected that other fac-
tors than temperature
and acidity control en-
tered into the storage
of semen. For the sper-
matozoa in the semen
were living and needed
to be kept alive to fer-
tilize the egg cell in
the artificial insemina-
tion process. As living
organisms, they needed
nutrient in some form.
  Up to now, it had ap-
parently 'been impossi-
ble to find such a sub-
iUL
all
the discovery has placed
-the use of artificial in-
semination on a sound
and practical " ha s i s.
There are approximate-
ly 1800 cattle in the
member herds of each
organization.
   Two things as a re-
 suit are being accom-
 plished by these cooper-
 atives, he continues. Of
 greatest importance is
 the stimulus for herd
 improvement. Secondly,
 the centralization of
                     sires diminishes the
daHILLIPS            dangerous bull problem.
dairyn an
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