DIY AI Courses

50% funding available for suckler producers

AHDB Beef & Lamb is offering 50% funding, across England, for suckler producers with 30 or more breeding females to complete a DIY AI course.

Why use artificial insemination (AI)?

  • Imrpove the genetics of your herd
  • Use bulls with proven performance
  • Tailor the breeding of your herd by selecting for maternal or terminal traits
  • Speed up genetic progress of your breeding females with sexed semen
  • Reduce the need ro keep as many bulls on farm

Here's what suckler producers who have already attended an AHDB funded course have to say:

"A good course. Worth attending for the practical and physiological instruction. The cost is just a fraction of a suckler calf."

"Do it! The course is not hard but the rewards are huge!"

"If AI fits with your system and genetic gain is important to you, it's well worth it."

"The course has given me control over when I serve my cows"

"By using different genetics with selected cows, it should enable us to improve our herd's genetic makeup"

Westpoint Farm Vets and XL Vets Training Services will be delivering the courses at locations around the country.

For more information on training providers and eligibility criteria, visit


22nd November 2017

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