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Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination Workshop in Goats

Dates: May 25-26 2023

Venue: Tuskegee University Caprine Research and Educational Unit

NOTE:  The Tuskegee University GOAT Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination Workshop is conducted in the month of May in odd years (2023, 2025, 2027, etc.)!

ABOUT AI PROGRAM

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.

Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program is providing a hands-on workshop entitled “Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination (AI) in Goats” at the Tuskegee University Caprine Research and Education Unit on Friday (virtual presentations) and Saturday (in person with hands on activities) - May 25-26, 2023. The workshop seating is limited to 20 participants. Registration is $20 and includes lunch and all training materials.  The deadline to register is May 19.

This training will allow goat producers to receive instruction on the reproduction of goats, including anatomy, physiology and reproductive management, as well as, the advantages and limitations of using AI. The program this year will be given in a hybrid format. Participates will have a choice to participate in hands-on training in AI techniques while the lecture portions will be delivered virtually.  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 Coordinator, Dr. Frank Abrahamsen at fabrahamsen@tuskegee.edu.

The organizers would like to thank the following program sponsors and supporters: Tuskegee University, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), USDA/NIFA and Dr. Ralph Noble (Fort Valley State University) as well as the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA - Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep Producers).

Program Overview

The Artificial Insemination (AI) workshop is a training program that focuses on the benefits and limitations of using AI as a primary method of reproductive management. The program will include a discussion of goat reproductive anatomy and physiology and provide the participants with an opportunity to gain hands on experience in performing a successful AI procedure. Participants will also learn about the fundamentals of estrus cycles in does, the functions of hormones used to induce estrus, and much more…

Agenda at A Glance

Registration

Contact Frank Abrahamsen at 700-542-8964

Program Contacts

Dr. Frank Abrahamsen,
Research- Extension Assistant Professor 
204 Mary Starke Harper Hall 
Tuskegee University 
College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences 
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088 
Office: 334-724-4884
Email: fabrahamsen@tuskegee.edu

Demetria Jones-Williams
Administrative/Program Assistant
Tuskegee University
205 Mary Starke Harper Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Tel: (334) 727-8453
E-mail:  dwilliams3@tuskegee.edu

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