UW Extension to offer cattle AI workshop, breeding days

Brangus brood cow looking at the camera with other cattle out-of-focus in the background. (Photo by Jacqueline Nix.)

For youth interested in breeding their cattle, the University of Wyoming Extension will offer artificial insemination workshops in Campbell and Fremont Counties on Thursday, May 9, followed by breeding days later that month.

The May 9 workshops, led by UW Extension educator Chance Marshall and UW Extension beef specialist Shelby Rosasco, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Extension offices in Campbell and Fremont counties. Topics to be discussed include nutrition, breeding selection, AI protocol and pregnancy testing.

To sign up for a workshop, visit http://tiny.cc/24cattleaibreeding. Registration, which reserves dinner and supplies, closes Wednesday, May 1. Breeding days, in which participants artificially inseminate cattle under Marshall’s guidance, are scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, in Campbell County and Wednesday, May 29, in Fremont County. For those who attend the May 9 workshop, the cost is $25 per head for up to four females and $50 per head for each additional animal.

Contact Marshall at (307) 332-1018 or [email protected] for more information on Fremont County programming. Contact Kim Fry at (307) 682-7281 or [email protected] for questions about Campbell County programming.