DIY AI Training 5 Days Sept 23nd – 27th

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DIY AI Training 5 Days Sept 23nd – 27th

September 23 - September 27

Dúnmac Genetics DIY AI Training Course is a five-day training course that offers participants insight into reproduction, artificial insemination and equipment as well as semen handling. Our course also includes three free refresher days which participants can use at any point in the future. This course – which is delivered by experienced embryo transfer technicians and vets –  offers participants access to expert advice. Moreover, each participant will receive sire advice, a video tutorial and the option to purchase their own DIY AI Kit at a reduced rate post-training.

Day One

The first day of the course is theory-based and will be held online over Zoom. Throughout the day, we will seek to answer any questions participant may have and we will cover a wide range of topics including:

      1. Reproduction
      2. Problem cows
      3. Legislation
      4. Caring for your AI kit
      5. Animal welfare
      6. The anatomy of the female reproductive tract
      7. Understanding and treating fertility issues
      8. Understanding the oestrous cycle
      9. Semen collection, processing and freezing
      10. Handing, storing and transporting semen
      11. Regulations controlling the practice of AI sanitation
      12. Prevention of disease spread


Days Two to Four

We will spend the next four days doing practical training on a farm in Dunlavin on the Kildare-Wicklow boarder. Throughout our training, we will work closely with cows to cover various topics and hone relevant skills. Our activities will include:

      1. Using live cows for insemination training
      2. Using reproductive tracts
      3. Dealing with problem cows
      4. Methods of treating fertility issues
      5. Washout methods


Safety Measures

During the four days spent in Dunlavin, locking barriers will be in place and, for health and safety reasons, each animal will remain locked in. Participants will receive disposable gowns and gloves daily.

We have also made several changes to our course following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic; participants must bring their own face mask and, as part of our policy to safeguard participants, each person will receive complimentary hand sanitiser. There will be disinfection points in place and participants must also ensure that their footwear is clean.

This training courses will also be subject to the prevailing coronavirus measures.

Training Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the training course, participants will receive a certificate and an application

form for a DIY AI Licence. This application should be sent to the Livestock Breeding section of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and will be valid for five years. Moreover, each licence is valid for three farms, therefore, participants can name two other farms, alongside their own, on their license.


If you have any further queries about this training course, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Course funding may be available through the LOETB – Terms and Conditions Apply.

Register your interest now.



September 23
September 27
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Dunmasc Genetics
Ballycarroll Co. Laois R32PP89 Ireland
+353 (0)86 360 764
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Macra Skillnet
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