Artificial Insemination

Agtech's intensive 2-day class is comprehensive and hands-on instruction in bovine artificial insemination. The class is designed to help you increase your operation's profitability and efficiency by teaching the skills and techniques of A.I. Class enrollment is limited to keep the classes small, allowing more hands-on time with the cattle.

2023 Class Dates

  • To be determined. Please complete the Inquiry Form below or chat with us for more details!

Course Highlights

There are many benefits to introducing artificial insemination into your program. You can improve the genetic quality of your herd while eliminating the need to purchase, house and feed bulls. Artificial insemination also gives you access to superior and proven herd sires at an affordable price.

Animal Science students can also benefit from this class by learning a skill that makes you more valuable to perspective employers, veterinary schools or your family ranch/farm.

What You Will Learn

  • Cattle artificial insemination procedure
  • Frozen semen handling and thawing
  • Basic anatomy of female reproductive tract in cattle
  • Heat detection systems
  • Synchronization systems for heifers and cows

NOTE: All instruction is conducted inside Agtech’s climate-controlled Reproduction Education Center in Manhattan, Kansas.

Tuition

$650 is due 30 days prior to start of class and includes all materials for the course and lunch each day.

Class Size

Limited to 8 students maximum, 6 minimum

Previous Experience

No prerequisites

About the Instructor

Class at Artificial Insemination Lab

Jon Herrick instructs the cattle artificial insemination course for Agtech, Inc. He currently works with Select Sires as a Beef Specialist. Jon has been involved in the commercial cattle AI business since 2000. He has instructed ABS Global artificial insemination training schools and currently assists in teaching AI to Animal Science students and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Jon graduated from Kansas State University in 1998 with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. Jon currently resides near Miller, NE and is involved in the family farming and ranching operation.


Notice of COVID-19 Policy for Agtech Workshops

Agtech is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and training center. This includes measures and policy which help protect staff and workshop attendees from potentially contracting or spreading COVID-19. All Agtech staff and class instructors have received a COVID-19 vaccination, and Agtech encourages everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, you are allowed to attend class if you have not received a COVID-19 vaccination.

REQUIREMENT for EVERYONE enrolled in class (vaccinated & non-vaccinated): Each morning before leaving your hotel, assess your health status for the COVID-19 symptoms listed below. If you are experiencing one or several symptoms listed below, you are NOT allowed to attend class. If you attend class and are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, you will be asked to leave class. We will gladly re-register you at no charge into the same class held at a future date.

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Unfortunately, you cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 by symptoms alone because some of the symptoms are the same.


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