Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Determination Courses

Louisiana Producer A.I. School

Hill Farm Research Station

Each spring the Hill Farm Research Station hosts approximately 15 cattle producers and 5 local college students for its 3-day Louisiana Producer A.I. School. The program is taught by LSU AgCenter agents and specialists with the help of Louisiana Tech University faculty.Each day typically consists of 2-3 hours in the classroom followed by 2-3 hours of practice with cows.In order to successfully pass the course, producers must have 100% attendance for the course, a minimum of 70% correct on a written exam, pass the A.I. gun three times, in three different cows within 45 minutes during the examination time of the course, and display proper semen handling and thawing techniques.

Dates for the 2020 and 2021 course are still being determined. Due to high demand for the course, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with a waiting list.

For more information on this program, please contact Lee Faulk at 318-927-2578 or afaulk@lsuagcenter.lsu.edu.

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Louisiana Producer Pregnancy Determination Clinic

Hill Farm Research Station

The Louisiana Producer Pregnancy Determination Clinic is a new, one day event at the Hill Farm Research Station. Local veterinarians serve as primary instructors for the clinic, along with LSU AgCenter specialists and agents. The purpose of this clinic is to assist producers with assessing pregnancy status in their own herds. Methods of pregnancy determination discussed during the clinic is rectal palpation, blood testing, and ultrasound. It is important to note that “the use of any manual or mechanical procedure for testing for pregnancy, or for correcting sterility, or infertility, or to render advice or recommendations with regard to any of the above” is a “practice of veterinary medicine” according to the Louisiana Veterinary Practice Act [La. R.S. 37:1511-1558]. With this, it is again emphasized that the materials and techniques taught in this clinic are for use on each participant’s own livestock while he/she keeps a working relationship with their veterinarian.

Dates for the 2020 and 2021 course are still being determined. Due to high demand for the course, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with a waiting list.

For more information on this program, please contact Lee Faulk at 318-927-2578 or afaulk@lsuagcenter.lsu.edu.

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