William Torres hails from Laredo, Texas, where his family has been ranching and farming since 1708. They run 12,000 head on 87,000 acres. He is a reproductive physiologist with Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science, Biology and Physics from Texas A&M University. His career began with an 11-year stint with the US government, mainly writing protocols and procedures manuals. In June 2000, he joined the Texas Veterinary Medical College at TAMU, where he again developed protocols to enhance quality management systems. He left his position there as research supervisor in 2006 to become assistant director for Global Laboratories for Sexing Technologies, an international company that specializes in separating sperm cells into female and male populations for the cattle industry. This position brought him to Calgary on occasion as a consultant. In fall 2008, he decided to make his home in the Canadian west. He is now Research and Bull Test Manager for IBRS-CFL.
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