NAAB to Hold 72nd Annual Convention and 27th Biennial Technical Conference

The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) will hold its Annual Convention and Biennial Technical Conference on September 19-21, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The host hotel will be the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center located just across from the Austin Straubel International Airport.


The NAAB 72nd Annual Business meeting will be held Wednesday afternoon, September 19th and will include reports from the NAAB Chairman of the Board, Chuck Sattler, Select Sires, Inc.; Certified Semen Services Chairman, Dr. Charles Brown, Alta Genetics as well as NAAB President, Jay Weiker.  Keith Heikes, CRI, as a member of the Nominating Committee will report on candidates for the NAAB Board of Directors. NAAB voting delegates will elect four directors. Paul Hunt, Alta Genetics and Roy Wilson, GENEX, have completed unexpired terms and will be eligible for a full three-year term.  Chris England, Select Sires, is completing the unexpired term due to the resignation of Ryan Weigel and will be eligible for a full three-year term.  Chuck Sattler has served his two full terms and is no longer eligible for re-election.  Delegates will also review the finances of the Association and act on any resolutions brought before the Convention.


The Laboratory/Semen Quality Workshop will run concurrently with the Annual Meeting on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., September 19th.

The 27th Technical Conference on Artificial Insemination and Reproduction will begin Thursday morning, September 20th. The conference 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. The Student Posters will be available for review during breaks and Happy Hour. The students will be available to discuss their projects. This is an excellent opportunity to see on-going research related to the AI Industry.

We encourage all registrants to view the industry specific vendor exhibits and their many products.  Representatives will be available for conversation throughout the three days during the coffee breaks and Happy Hour.

Thursday, September 20th, a special Awards Luncheon will feature this year’s recipients of the NAAB Research, Distinguished Service and Member Association Director Awards.

Following the Awards Luncheon, the Technical Conference will continue with Breakout Sessions for lab and barn personnel.  Friday, September 21st, the Technical Conference will resume at 8:00 a.m. and include several other speakers with current topics of interest.  Pam Jahnke, the Fabulous Farm Babe, will be speaking at 11:00 a.m. Friday on “The Grand Canyon-That’s Nothing Compared to the Farmer/Consumer Great Divide”.

For registration information please contact Jani Carlon, NAAB, 8413 Excelsior Dr. Suite 140, Madison, WI 53717. Tel: 608-827-0277; Email:; or visit our website and click on “What’s New” or “27th TECHNICAL CONFERENCE” to access information and the links to hotel and registration forms.