Artificial insemination (AI) is gaining popularity among goat producers. Goat producers can take advantage of AI to accelerate genetic gain, to eliminate herd maintenance costs and to preserve valuable genetics.
Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program and The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University are providing a hands-on workshop entitled "Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination (AI) in Goats" at the Tuskegee University Caprine Research and Education Unit on Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The workshop seating is limited to 20 participants. Registration is $25 and includes lunch and all training materials. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
This training will allow goat producers to receive instruction on the reproduction of goats, including anatomy, physiology and reproductive management of does as well as the advantages and limitations of using AI. The workshop will also provide hands on training in AI techniques. Participants will learn how to use the controlled internal drug-releasing device (CIDR) that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to implant progesterone in goats for the purpose of synchronizing estrus.
For more information or to register, contact the AI Workshop Program Assistant, Ms. Hooks, at (334-727-8453 or firstname.lastname@example.org). This event is supported by a grant by Southern SARE.