beef cattle artificial insemination

Asked December 26, 2012, 9:20 PM EST

In the coming months, are there going to be any classes anywhere in Oregon on the artificial insemination of beef cattle?

Linn County Oregon

2 Responses

I'm not aware of any artificial insemination (AI) schools sponsored by OSU in the near future. Contact your local semen representative, and he or she might be able to point you in the right direction.

A course on artificial insemination in beef cattle will be held March 27-29, 2013 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) in Roseburg, Oregon. This three-day school is designed to enable the producer to effectively artificially inseminate cows. We cover anatomy, physiology, and nutrition as it pertains to efficient reproduction in cattle. Equipment, supplies, and technique for AI, including practice on cows, are covered. Each morning we have an indoor class at the Extension office, followed by an outdoor afternoon session at a local ranch. High school and college students are encouraged to seek sponsorship through their local livestock associations. All successful participants will be awarded an AI certificate. Cost and other details TBA. Please contact Shelby Filley at the Douglas County OSU Extension Office (541-672-4461) or email to Shelby.filley@oregonstate.edu. A flyer will be posted soon at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/lf/ewtc.