Learn artificial insemination of cattle in SW Missouri

  • Published: Monday, Sept. 18, 2023

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Cattle producers interested in improving the genetic progress of their herds will have a hands-on opportunity to learn artificial insemination in southwestern Missouri.

University of Missouri Extension will host “Artificial Insemination for Cattle” Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the MU Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, Mount Vernon, in conjunction with Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage.

“Both classroom and hands-on practice of cattle insemination will create a friendly learning environment for all participants from any skill level,” says MU Extension livestock specialist Elizabeth Picking.

The three-day class will cover topics such as anatomy and physiology, heat detection, estrus synchronization protocols, repro tract dissection, semen handling and insemination technique.

Participants will have plenty of sleeve time, refining their skill with cattle, Picking said. Insemination equipment and material will be provided during practice.

MU Southwest Center is at 14548 State Road H, Mount Vernon. Cost is $400. Class size is limited to 12 students. To register, visit https://mizzou.us/SWAI2023. For questions, contact the MU Extension Center in Howell County at 417-256-2391.

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