Artificial Insemination Course for Farmers
This DEFRA approved course is aimed at anyone who has no previous experience in the artificial insemination of cows.
The 4-day course is run by our experienced farm vet Stuart Young and is full of theory and practical sessions to make sure you leave feeling confident and safe in all aspects of AI.
Practising the skill is on live cows, on-farm. The on-farm environment provides a relaxed training atmosphere. You will be assessed by ultrasound examination.
The training covers:
- When cows should be AI’d, the signs to look out for and anatomy and physiology of the cow’s reproductive tract
- Understanding the oestrous cycle and heat detection
- Legislation, welfare, and biosecurity.
- Handling and storing of semen
- How to cleanly and safely carry out AI practically
The cost of the course is £500 + VAT, with a £50+VAT deposit to secure your space.