AGAH 2270 - ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

A course to train persons to inseminate cattle. In addition to spending many hours learning the inseminating technique, various management practices to insure a successful overall program will be presented. These subjects include handling of frozen semen and equipment, reproductive problems and diseases, heat detection, cycle control, nutrition and methods of bull evaluation for maximum genetics and conformation progress. 16 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Discover the value of artificial insemination in livestock breeding and reproduction
  • Examine the anatomy and physiology of reproduction
  • Identify the importance of nutrition to reproduction
  • Identify reproductive problems and diseases
  • Show the economic advantages of artificial insemination
  • Handle frozen semen and equipment
  • Use artificial insemination to improve the quality of beef and dairy herds
  • Discover methods of bull evaluation for maximum genetics and conformation progress
  • Utilize technology in agriculture using the Ag Network Satellite program

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 2