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AI School

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Animal and Dairy Sciences Department host two Cattle Artificial Insemination (AI) Schools each year. The AI Schools are held in March and October annually.

Spring 2021 Cattle Artificial Insemination School

Thursday through Saturday March 18-20, 2021

Note: This course is limited to the first 30 paid participants.

The course is currently planned as scheduled below, but modifications may be made at any time based on University policies. 


Schedule

Thursday 
6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Introductions/ Opening Comments 
6:15 – 6:45 p.m. Economics of Artificial Insemination
6:45 – 7:05 p.m. Reproductive Anatomy
7:05 – 8:00 p.m. Estrous Cycle, Estrus Synchronization, and Sexed Semen
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Equipment for Artificial Insemination
8:30 – 8:45 p.m. Break
8:45 – 10:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Groups will rotate among stations)
  Estrus Synchronization Planning Software and Breeding Box
  Artificial Insemination Equipment and Semen Handling Demonstration
  Work with Bovine Reproductive Tracts (WISE 4036)
   
Friday
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Nutritional Programs for A.I. Success
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Heat Detection and Heat Detection Aids
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Sire Selection
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Reproductive Herd Health and Biosecurity
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session
11:30 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Break and Travel to Dairy and Beef Units (Groups will alternate locations)
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Corral Work (semen handling & A.I. technique practice) (Beef/Dairy Unit)
   
Saturday 
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Corral Work (semen handling & A.I. technique practice) (Beef/Dairy Unit)
11:30 a.m. – Noon Course Wrap-Up


Location

Mississippi Horse Park
Bearden Dairy Research Unit-Heifer Unit
Mississippi State University Beef Unit

Area hotels
Map to MSU Wise Center
Map to Bearden Dairy Research Unit-Heifer Unit
Map to MSU Beef Unit


Registration Information

The registration fee for the MSU Artificial Insemination School is $450 per person. School attendance is limited to the first 30 registrations. 

Note: Registration fees are non-refundable if cancelled after September 15.

For online registration:
Visit our online registration website. We can accept credit card payments online or checks may be mailed in.  Note that your registration is not complete and space confirmed until payment has been received. 
 
Make checks payable to “Mississippi State University”. Send payment to MSU AI School, c/o Brandi Karisch, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Box 9815, Mississippi State, MS 39762. 
 
For answers to questions about the MSU Artificial Insemination School, contact 662-325-3516 or by e-mail at brandi.karisch@msstate.edu.
 
Participants must be at least 16 years old to attend. If an attendee is under the age of 18, please complete the 4-H Parental Release and Code of Conduct Agreement linked below. Include this form with your registration form submission. 
4-H Parental Release and Code of Conduct Agreement

Bull Semen Storage and Handling YouTube Video

Visit the Mississippi State University Extension Service Beef Cattle YouTube channel to view this cattle artificial insemination-related video. A variety of other brief educational videos are also posted on beef cattle production topics on the MSUBeefCattle YouTube channel.

 

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