Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination Workshop

Tuskegee University Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination Workshop  is scheduled for May 23- 26, 2016


Artificial insemination (AI) is gaining popularity among goat producers. Goat producers can take advantage of AI to accelerate genetic gain, to eliminate herd maintenance costs and to preserve valuable genetics. 

With funding from the USDA/NIFA (Grant#2015-38821-2437), Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program and The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University are providing a hands-on workshop entitled “Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination (AI) in Goats” at the Tuskegee University Caprine Research and Education Unit on Monday to Thursday, May 23-26th; May 23rd-25th (9AM-5PM); May 26th (9AM-3PM). The workshop seating is limited to 15 participants. Registration is $35 and includes lunch and all training materials. The deadline for registration is May 13th, 2016. We are offering 5 stipends for UP TO 5 people in the amount of UP TO $500.00.

This training will allow goat producers to receive instruction on the reproduction of goats, including anatomy, physiology and reproductive management of does as well as the advantages and limitations of using AI. The workshop will also provide hands on training in AI techniques. Participants will learn how to use the controlled internal drug-releasing device (CIDR) that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to implant progesterone in goats for the purpose of synchronizing estrus.

For more information or to register, contact the AI Workshop Program Assistant, Ms. Hooks, at 334-727-8453 or 

The organizers would like to thank the following program sponsors: Tuskegee University, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) and Cooperative Extension Program, and Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M (Dr. Maria Leite-Browning) as well as the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA - Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep Producers).