Scientist Profile – Louis Nuti
Louis Nuti Ph. D.
Office: P.O. Box 519; MS 3008, The International Goat Research Center, Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: (936) 261-5085
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Endocrinology/Reproductive Physiology)
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Endocrinology/Reproductive Physiology)
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (Biology)
My research objective has always been to address producer and industry needs for improvement in reproductive performance as it applies to overall productivity and profitability. Specific research interests and past research work has focused on control of reproduction in goats using various estrus synchronization methods in order to have goats kid at predetermined times. This is done to allow producers to produce marketable products (milk, meat, hides, cheese) when market prices are at historical market peaks. Additional work involves developing ways to improve artificial insemination and semen quality to help with genetic improvement in this breed. Combining estrous synchronization with timed artificial insemination using highest quality semen helps producers quickly improve their stock.