Artificially inseminating a dairy cow   Save
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Description: Artificial insemination is a practice used to help control breeding within a herd or ranch of cattle. It allows farmers to have a prized bull sire multiple offspring with the hope of the best traits. This is less effective when dealing with large herds where natural breeding is more practical. This 1964 Joe Munroe photograph shows a veterinarian artificially inseminating a dairy cow. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B31_F2189_JPG128
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Dairy cattle--Breeding; Artificial insemination industry, Cattle; Veterinarians
Places: California