Watch the InCalf farmer webinar 4.
How good are your AI skills? Many dairy farmers do their own artificial insemination. A recent study of DIY inseminators in 3 states found that most farmers have room for improvement in their AI technique and semen handling procedures. Poor AI technique can seriously reduce your herd's conception rate and affect your calving pattern. To help you manage these risks, we have asked two experts on dairy reproduction and Artificial Breeding to update you on the research findings and provide you with some simple tools to improve your AI results.
Dr Andrew Perry, InCalf Project consultant
Dr Perry is a dairy veterinarian, based at the Kyabram Veterinary Clinic in northern Victoria. He is trained as an advanced InCalf adviser and has an active consultancy business helping dairy farmers to manage herd reproduction issues.
Andrew Parkinson is an experienced Artificial Breeding consultant from Wellbred Genetics in Northern Victoria. He is accredited under the NHIA Professional Inseminators Program and has also completed the advanced InCalf adviser training. Andrew was involved in the research on DIY AI practices of dairy farmers in Victoria, and presented on this subject at the 2014 InCalf farmer workshops.
Watch the video recording of this live webinar presented on the 17th of March, 2015.