SDSU Extension will host cattle AI school June 26, 27 and 28 near Philip

SDSU Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host a three-day artificial insemination (AI) school beginning 12:30 p.m. (MST) June 26 at SDSU Cottonwood Livestock and Range Field Station, near Philip (23738 Fairview Rd.).

This event is limited to 20 participants. To reserve a spot, call the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Lemmon at 605-374-4177.

To cover costs, the registration fee is $400. The fee covers the cost of educational materials, supplies, facility and cow use.

This first day consists of classroom training pertaining to AI techniques, reproductive-tract anatomy, heat detection, AI equipment and semen handling.

Morning sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on hands-on AI practice techniques. Afternoon classroom topics will include bull selection, EPD, heat synchronization, herd management and nutrition. The clinic ends at approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 28.

For more information or to register for the school at Cottonwood contact Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist at 605-374-4177 or

The AI School hosted at Mitchell, on July 24, 25 and 26 is full. If you are interested in joining the waiting list, please contact Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist at 605-995-7378 or