Class Registration for the training held on March 13th - 15th is now CLOSED due to class limits being reached. You should have received a confirmation email if you got a spot in the class. Thank you to everyone for your interest in the training! Our next training will be held over Thanksgiving Break in the Fall of 2017. We will have registration open two weeks prior to that class.
Iowa State University is proud to offer a hands-on artificial insemination training class to the public. This training will be beneficial to individuals interested in increasing the efficiency and profitability of their cattle operation through the use of artificial insemination.
The ISU Artificial Insemination Training Class is a three-day course and it is taught by Genex/CRI Instructors. Each day of the course will consist of classroom sessions and hands-on live practice with cows.
Individuals who take the class should expect to learn:
- Basic anatomy of the female reproductive system in cattle.
- Basic technique of artificial insemination.
- Process of handling and thawing frozen semen.
- Basics of the estrous cycle and synchronization.
- Heat detection systems.
The Iowa State University Beef Teaching Farm and the Iowa State Dairy Farm provide the cows for the class, as well as equipment and gloves needed for A.I. training. Individuals participating in the class should dress accordingly, as palpation of cattle will take place daily.
Location: 4006 Zumwalt Station Road, Ames, Iowa 50014
Class Size: 15 Maximum