Courses are facilitated by Paul Kenny - Certificate IV Training and Assessment (Artificial Breeding)

Cattle Artificial Insemination (AI)

Covering the anatomy and theory of artificial insemination - each student will have a thorough, practical understanding of how to inseminate cows.

Subjects covered:

  • Preparing for and conducting an artificial breeding programme

  • Artificial breeding uses

  • Anatomy and physiology using cow reproductive tracts

  • Heat detection

  • Hygienic insemination procedures

  • Heat synchronization using different programmes

  • Understanding semen collection, analysis, storage and morphology

  • Overview of embryo collection

  • Bull selection with tools available eg Breedplan

  • Practical insemination technique


AI courses are held according to demand and delivered in locations convenient to students.

Cattle AI Refresher

Refresher course content is designed to reflect the student's skill-base

Collecting Semen from Bulls

This course is conducted on-farm:


  • Collection of semen using electro-ejaculator/probe

  • Collection of semen using artificial vagina

  • Assessment of collected semen under microscope

  • AI Equipment

  • Preparing diluents for semen processing

  • Importance of temperature and hygiene control

  • Collection techniques depending on breed

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"Small group size meaning plenty of time in cows" March 2022

​The "hands on" experience was most valuable and Paul thoroughly explained topics - March 2022

The most valuable part of the course was the location & trainer

January 2022

Very quiet cattle to practice & build confidence with - January 2022

Using the practice cervix's at the beginning of the course was very helpful - January 2022


"The most valuable part was participating in procedures after learning the theory"

"Theory delivered with the practical made for great learning!"


"I now have more knowledge and the ability to confidently look & understand bull semen under a microscope"

"Everything in this course was brilliant" (Collecting semen from bulls Oct 2017)

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