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I want to AI some of my heifers next breeding season and was wondering where you guys rate the difficulty level. I never took the course but asked a few locals who do it and did a lot of reading. Doesn't look or sound too complicated. Those experienced would you do it without formal training?
 

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D.R. Cattle":2omzj19p said:
I want to AI some of my heifers next breeding season and was wondering where you guys rate the difficulty level. I never took the course but asked a few locals who do it and did a lot of reading. Doesn't look or sound too complicated. Those experienced would you do it without formal training?

no way would i do it w/o the formal training. the formal training will give you all the info you've read as well as hands-on practice. the hands-on is the important part. they will teach you everything from storing & thawing to heat detection/estrus cycle & synchronization to the actual a.i.'ing. i took the a.i./palpation combo.
 
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Yeah I guess I'll have to go ahead with the inevitable. The palpation part is something I knew I couldn't do accurately by reading. Palpating the calf is one thing. Determining the age is another. Thanks for the advice.
 
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It might be tough for me to find an AI clinic down here between May and August. Although much bigger than most think, Florida isn't exactly known for cattle.
 

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You may have to travel a bit to get to a good school. Check with your local semen reps to see if they have a local school.




D.R. Cattle":3eqydi3w said:
It might be tough for me to find an AI clinic down here between May and August. Although much bigger than most think, Florida isn't exactly known for cattle.
 
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I'm fairly new to AI and only have one season under my belt but I found heifers much harder than cows. Couldn't get a good hold on their cervix and kept loosing it. Didn't have any problems with the cows, probably an experience level thing.
 

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Heifers can be a tricky deal. Some folks never get the knack, others have problems with cows that have the big cauliflower OS.
Being the warped individual that I am, I actaully enjoy breeding cows. We had thought of changing the name of the AI service from "Valley Breeding Service" to "Greensleeves Breeding Service".

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Anonymous":1eh0uri5 said:
I'm fairly new to AI and only have one season under my belt but I found heifers much harder than cows. Couldn't get a good hold on their cervix and kept loosing it. Didn't have any problems with the cows, probably an experience level thing.
 
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