Creating Goat Artificial Insemination Video Training Materials

Project Overview

ONE19-337
Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2019: $9,086.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2021
Grant Recipient: Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Betsy Hodge
Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

Commodities

  • Animals: goats

Practices

  • Animal Production: genetics
  • Education and Training: extension, workshop

    Proposal abstract:

    This project seeks to demonstrate goat artificial insemination at a hands-on program in the fall of 2019 and while we have all the instructors together to create teaching materials that will be useful to Extension Professionals and farmers.

    Developed materials would include short webinar style lectures on topics like semen selection, semen handling and quality, the reproductive system of the doe, the reproductive system of the buck, different synchronization techniques and when to use them, the equipment you need to do AI at your farm and others. Videos of actual artificial insemination with shots from inside the speculum, sperm under the microscope, and other details will be professionally filmed while the instructors are all in one place for the program. The videographer will edit the digital files into educational videos with guidance from the collaborators. Videos will be posted and available to the public by August of 2020.

    The two-day program would include lectures in the morning and early afternoon with hand-on insemination during the rest of the afternoon.  The second day of the program would be a specialized program for those interested in semen collection, extending and freezing.  The instructors will also use the second day to make some specific video takes for the materials being developed.  Tentative dates are September 28 and 29, 2019

    Project objectives from proposal:

    This project seeks to demonstrate goat artificial insemination at a hands-on program in the fall of 2019 and while we have all the instructors together to create teaching materials that will be useful to Extension Professionals and farmers.

    Developed materials would include short webinar style lectures on topics like semen selection, semen handling and quality, the reproductive system of the doe, the reproductive system of the buck, different synchronization techniques and when to use them, the equipment you need to do AI at your farm and others. Videos of actual artificial insemination with shots from inside the speculum, sperm under the microscope, and other details will be professionally filmed while the instructors are all in one place for the program. The videographer will edit the roll into educational videos with guidance from the collaborators.

    Videos will be posted and available to the public by August of 2020.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.