DIY AI is a week long course which provides in depth and practical training involving one theory day and four days of practical artificial insemination training.
The first day of the course, which is theory based, is currently being delivered online over Zoom and the next four days are on farm in the Kildare/Wicklow area. The first day covers reproduction, problem cows, legislation, caring for your AI kit and animal welfare, anatomy of the female reproductive tract, understanding and treating fertility issues. understanding the oestrous cycle, semen collection, processing and freezing, handling storing and transporting semen. regulations controlling the practices of A.I, sanitation and prevention of disease spread. The next four days are practical and cover the use of reproductive tracts, dealing with problem cows, methods of treating fertility issues, learning washout methods.
Three refresher days can also be attended at a time of your choice.
Courses are usually run monthly. You can check the current available dates or book your place here
The cost of the course is €420 with an extra small surcharge of €35 for non-members of Macra na Feirme or our associate partners