Cattle AI schools set for Philip, Brookings in South Dakota

South Dakota State University Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension is hosting cattle artificial insemination school in Philip, S.D., and Brookings this fall. The school in Philip will be held at SDSU’s Cottonwood Field Station on Nov. 4-6. The school in Brookings will be held at SDSU’s Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility on Nov. 20-22.

“AI school will teach participants overall herd management for reproductive success and profitability,” said Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension cow/calf field specialist.

The first day of the school will consist of classroom training pertaining to AI techniques, reproductive-tract anatomy, heat detection, AI equipment and semen handling. On the second and third days, morning sessions will focus on practicing hands-on AI techniques. The afternoon sessions will include classroom training on topics such as bull selection, EPD, heat synchronization, herd management and nutrition.

This school is limited to eight participants in Philip and 20 participants in Brookings. Individuals must register to participate and the registration fee is $500, which covers the cost of educational materials, supplies, facility and cow use.

For more information and to register for the school in Philip or Brookings, contact Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension cow/calf field specialist, at 605-374-4177 or