This is a three-day, intensive hands-on class for those who wish to artificially inseminate their own cattle or gain experience to work for others. The class will cover all aspects of bovine reproduction, from anatomy and hormones to heat detection. Support materials such a “Breeding Betsy” and an endoscope will be available for practice before going to the barn. Students have actual insemination practice on cattle at the Dairy Center. The minimum age requirement for this class is 16.
Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 8th annual Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8:30a.m.- noon at Iowa's Dairy Center, Calmar, Iowa. We'll serve up a great wholesome breakfast and provide guided tram tours of the nationally-recognized Dairy Center. The kids will enjoy the chance to meet some calves, plus families can visit several educational exhibits, milk a cow and see robots milk cows. Come join us and see how Iowa's Dairy Center is growing!