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 robin.salverson@sdstate.edu.

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 taylor.grussing@sdstate.edu.