Do your New Year goals include learning proper A.I. techniques from the industry’s best?! Whether you’re going back to the basics or just need a tune up, sign up for this upcoming Artificial Insemination Training School to learn with the University of Idaho Extension, Oregon State University, Select Sires MidAmerica and our very own All West Beef Program Manager, Morgan Johnsrud.
Equip yourself to maximize your herd’s genetic potential while taking control of your own A.I. breeding program. Learn how to establish a breeding program that is tailor-made for you and your herd.
Our goal is to teach you a working understanding of dairy and beef cattle breeding, heat detection, and other herd management practices. The more knowledge you acquire, the better equipped you will be to meet your herd breeding goals.
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology: Training will start with a thorough review of the reproductive tract, plus basic physiology.
Semen Handling: Proper handling is critical to ensure high conception rates. You’ll be given hands on training in proper semen storage, thawing, and handling.
Insemination Technique: To successfully settle cows, reduce calving intervals, and increase profit, you need practice. You will learn the easy step-by-step insemination process in the classroom. Then you’ll practice on live cattle. Through practice you’ll develop a good grasp of what to expect with your own cows.
Heat Detection: Accurate heat detection is the key to a successful A.I. program. We’ll teach you tips proven through research, to establish and maintain a successful heat detection program.
Sire Selection & Interpreting USDA Proofs: We will review basic genetics and guide you in evaluating sire information. This will help you confidently select bulls that will enhance you herd’s genetics in the next generation.
Design Your Own Breeding Program: Once armed with the knowledge and skills to breed your own cows, we can help you set up an effective breeding program to meet your herd’s genetic goals.
Dates: March 8-11, 2022
Location: Classroom instruction will be held at the Owyhee County Community Building (432 Nevada Ave. Homedale, ID) and live animal practice will be done at local dairies.
Cost: $350 for entire school or $150 for special “tune-up” session including two mornings of cow work and session on semen handling.
Registration and payment are due by March 1, 2022. Registration is limited to the first 20 people enrolled. Reserve your seat today by contacting the gentleman below!
Scott Jensen, UI Owyhee County Extension Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org