Cattle Artificial Insemination Class to be Offered by JWCC Ag Department

student standing in cattle area with animals
January 21, 2021

John Wood Community College’s Ag Department will offer a cattle artificial insemination class March 8–10 at the Coatsburg Sale Barn, located at 1947 U.S. Highway 24 in Coatsburg, Ill. The class is open to the general public and not limited to current JWCC students.

Participants in the course will learn basic training of artificial insemination of cattle, as well as have hands-on practice with palpating cows. Skills learned will help producers increase genetic improvement of herds, enhance breeding records and data acquisition, avoid disease transfer and allow utilization of progeny-tested sires for performance, maternal, calving ease and carcass value.

The course will be taught by STgenetics, a worldwide leader in livestock reproduction and other services for cattle, horses, deer and swine. Upon completion of the 3-day course participants will receive certification through the National Association of Animal Breeders.

The cost of the course is $513 for in-district students and residents and $623 for out-of-district students and residents. For more information or to register, call 217.641.4558.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.