January 16, 2004Beef clinics set
Texas Cooperative Extension will offer 26 beef cattle artificial insemination/pregnancy determination clinics throughout Texas in 2004. The clinics include hands-on training in artificial insemination and pregnancy determination.
Topics include anatomy and physiology of reproduction, artificial insemination principles and techniques, pregnancy determination techniques, semen management, successful feeding for the breeding herd, genetic selection, record keeping, replacement heifer management, calving management, herd health, estrous synchronization and breeding season management.
The clinics are co-sponsored with industry organizations including ABS Global Inc., Bovine Elite Inc., COBA/Select Sires, and Repro Services.
The clinics in Tyler will be on Jan. 16-18, Feb 13-15, April 2-4, May 7-9, May 21-23, June 11-13, Sept. 3-5, Sept. 17-19, Oct. 1-3, Oct. 22-24, and Nov. 12-14.
The six clinics in College Station will be on Feb. 17-20, April 20-23, June 15-18, July 20-23, Sept. 14-17, and Nov. 16-19.
Additional locations are Stephenville (March 9-11), Pampa (April 27-30), Gatesville (April 28-30), Gainesville (May 10-13), Meridian (May 25-28), Wichita Falls (June 3-5), Abilene (June 23-25), Clarendon (Sept. 20-23) and Angleton (Nov. 16-19).
Prices for training are variable and depend on the choice of the sponsoring company. Enrollment in both classes (A.I. and pregnancy determination), is $600 per student. Artificial insemination course enrollment ranges between $325 to $350 per student, and pregnancy determination courses cost $350 each.
To be eligible for training in pregnancy determination, participants must have had previous artificial insemination training or be currently enrolled in a class.
For more information: http://animalscience.tamu.edu and click on the continuing education link, or call (979) 845-3579.