Bovine Artificial Insemination Training

The ISU Beef Teaching Farm will not be hosting the Artificial Insemination Training for May due to facility renovations. The next training will be held on November 25 - 27, 2019 with registration opening on November 11th. The training is on a first come, first serve basis and no registrations will be accepted prior to 8:00 a.m. Future training dates are listed below. These dates are tentative and scheduled to change depending upon facility availability. Please check back frequently for updates. In addition, registration is scheduled to open 2 weeks prior to each training.


  • November 25 - 27, 2019

    • Registration opens: November 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.


Please note, submitting this form does not guarantee a seat in this class.  We will send you a confirmation email once you receive a seat.  Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will post when all seats are full.  You will be notified of your status within 3 days following registration opening. 

Iowa State University is proud to offer a hands-on artificial insemination training class to the public. This training will be beneficial to individuals interested in increasing the efficiency and profitability of their cattle operation through the use of artificial insemination. 

The ISU Artificial Insemination Training Class is a three-day course and it is taught by Genex/CRI Instructors. Each day of the course will consist of classroom sessions and hands-on live practice with cows.

Individuals who take the class should expect to learn:

  • Basic anatomy of the female reproductive system in cattle.
  • Basic technique of artificial insemination.
  • Process of handling and thawing frozen semen.
  • Basics of the estrous cycle and synchronization.
  • Heat detection systems.


The Iowa State University Beef Teaching Farm and the Iowa State Dairy Farm provide the cows for the class, as well as equipment and gloves needed for A.I. training. Individuals participating in the class should dress accordingly, as palpation of cattle will take place daily.

Location: 4006 Zumwalt Station Road, Ames, Iowa 50014

Cost: $400 (Payment will be made on the first day of class & cannot be paid with debit or credit)

Class Size: 15 Maximum