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DaveOR March 4th, 2007 00:07

"Torito" AI Method
Under "Beef News" on this site on Friday, there was an article ("Can AI method improve beef cattle efficiency?") about Marco Hidalgo, a Mexican veterinarian who demonstrated a new method of AIing cattle at an Illinois Farm Bureau meeting. Hidalgo asserts that the 'Torito' method of artificially inseminating cattle: 1) could be done without putting an arm in the cow; 2) could improve AI efficiency by up to 20% and 3) didn't require an AI technician.

The article wasn't very specific (maybe intentionally so) in describing the method, but it had something to do with a tube, a balloon and bypassing the cervix. From the article, the method was kind of hard to visualize.

Has anyone seen or used the "Torito" method and can explain it a little bit better?


parkvets March 5th, 2007 05:49

This method sounds interesting I home some know more about it.

Rhodie May 4th, 2007 01:43

It's a pity yhat nothing seems to be available on the 'Torito' AI system, possibly the forum moderators could locate some further information for this post?
Hidalgo can be reached via e-mail at or by calling 52 55 5682-5261
Direct contact may be a better option!

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