ABS Global Offers April AI Short Course

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Artificial Insemination (AI), is a management tool that some cattle producers choose to utilize on their operation. It requires certification from a course like the one being offered by ABS Global in April, as well as some financial investment in equipment and shipped semen.

A cattle breeder may choose to utilize AI in their herds for several reasons:

  • sync cows for more consistent calving pattern
  • potential increase in calf weights at weaning due to earlier heifer conception
  • reduction in open cows and heifers at the end of the season
  • genetic improvement
  • access to genetics from across the world
  • access to genetics from bulls that they would not otherwise be able to afford to purchase
  • to reduce the number of bulls required
  • access to breeds that are not available locally
  • to join a bull with more females than he would be able to serve naturally in one mating season
  • to mate individual cows to specific sires
  • potential increased value of progeny from AI sires
  • to reduce the risk of infection from venereal diseases​

If AI is right for your operation, I encourage you to enroll in this short course. If you have any questions, please give me a call at 910-576-6011 or email at tracy_blake@ncsu.edu