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.