Post by mommasquilts on Feb 13, 2020 21:47:55 GMT -5
I’m not sure where to put this, so here goes...
I have been wanting to take an AI/Palpation class for some time. I think I am finally going to do it—this fall. Is there anyone interested in taking the class with me? It’s not cheap, but it looks really good. 2 people I know went through this class and said it was excellent.
mommasquilts, that DOES sound really good! Anything coming out of College Station just naturally WOULD be good! Whoooooop!!! My husband and I, our three girls, both my brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, three nieces, two nephews-in-law, one niece-in-law, and countless friends are all Aggies, so we can attest to the "wonderfulness" of all things A&M! Ha, ha! I do hope you get to attend, and, yes, like susaq said, let us know how you liked it!
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Would absolutely love to attend, even to pay bigger bucks to do so. none are in driving distance, the closest is PA and a day's drive back and forth. we need one in Mass or Connecticut. I'd even drive to Vermont. Interested in how you make out
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2020 22:01:36 GMT -5 by brigitte
I have met Jarrod Montford as we are both independent contractors with GENEX. I have never been to one of his schools but I have seen pictures. By the pictures I have seen and meeting the man I have no doubt it will be nothing less than professional.
I want to say I haven’t seen anybody on here complain about cost and I appreciate that. Having put on an A.I. school myself it’s amazing how much it actually costs to run one. As a point of reference I charged $600/student but that is the absolute lowest I would have been able to go. The live cows to practice on are the biggest cost. Trust me, you don’t want to go to a school with two few live cows to practice.
Because we are on the subject, I intend to do another school in late winter/early spring of next year. I am in Southwest Nebraska so I understand there won’t be very many KFC’ers but you never know.
Yes I do buy cull cows but I do not synch them. We just use them to practice passing the gun through the cervix and achieving proper placement for semen deposit. The tracts can be harder to pass when they aren’t in heat, but if you can achieve success with out of heat cows a cow in heat will be a breeze. I have found that there needs to be a minimum of 4 cows available per student to keep cows fresh and get plenty of good experience for the students. Each cow will be used multiple times but eventually she needs to be turned out to avoid too much undue stress/ injury from inexperienced students.
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
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