WYOMING BEEF MANAGEMENT AND ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION SCHOOLS PROVIDE TOOLS TO PRODUCERS
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING EXTENSION
~~Beef Management and Artificial Insemination (AI) Schools have been held in two rural communities in Wyoming- Laramie and Riverton. The schools are designed to provide tools to producers including nutrition, bull selection, management and artificial insemination in beef herds. The Riverton school was first held in 1986 and has recorded over 390 participants who have completed the 4-day school. The Honor Farm, a state minimum security prison, provides volunteers to help. Laramie held its first class in 2012. Those participating in the schools include a mix of beef producers and college and high school students with an interest in beef management and AI technologies. Follow up surveys were sent four months following the Laramie school to those participating. Respondents (n=15) reported all would attend another school. Thirty-three percent said the Beef Management and AI school would positively impact the economic status of their beef operation during the next 12 months, through either additional income or cost savings by over $1,000. Another 33% said that the impact would be $251-$500. Both schools include a combination of classroom and hands on instruction. The instructors include extension educators, specialists and graduate students. Both locations were supported by Select Sires; supplying manuals and supplies. The educational team was successful in getting the course at the Riverton location listed with the local Community College to provide students the opportunity to received college credits for the class. The Laramie school was approved by the Wyoming Veterinary Board for certification upon successfully passing the state exam.
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Authors: K. Chichester
Chichester, K. EXTENSION EDUCATOR, UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING EXTENSION, Wyoming, 82070