AI

Artificial insemination (AI) is the process of collecting sperm cells from a male animal and manually depositing them into the reproductive tract of a female. One can cite a number of potential benefits from the use of artificial insemination.

  1. Increased efficiency of bull usage
  2. Increased potential for genetic selection
  3. Decreased costs
  4. Increased safety for animals and farmers
  5. Reduced disease transmission

Summary

Summary

Artificial Insemination is the fastest way to make genetic improvements in a herd today. With the advances in technology used in sexing semen to the better heat detecting programs and stimulants used to jump start estrus cycles, AI is the cheapest most effective way to introduce top performing genetics into your herd on a yearly basis. By utilizing the best bulls in the Beefmaster breed you can increase your marketability and performance without having to go to the expense of buying new herd sires each year.

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ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION PROGRAM

Artificial Insemination Registration Rules

A. All A.I. sires must have a DNA sample on file with BBU through a BBU approved genomic services vendors. All sires must have a minimum 50K HD genotype on file with BBU. All sires must be parent verified using DNA SNPs before progeny can be registered. Older STR and blood type parentage needs will be handled on a case by case basis. Effective August 1, 2016 all sires without an AI Certification Form in the BBU system must attain an AI Sire Permit at a fee established by the BBU Board of Directors. AI Sire Permits are issued for a sire’s lifetime and are unaffected by the changes in ownership. Sire with AI Certification Forms already in the BBU system before August 1, 2016 will be exempted from the 50K HD genotyping requirement.
B. Sire owner must purchase A.I. Service Certificates from BBU at a fee established by the BBU Board of Directors. Application for A.I. Service Certificates must be requested by one of the owners of record of the bull. Only one owner of record for jointly owned bulls is required to request A.I. Service Certificates.
C. BBU will maintain A.I. Certificate inventories.
D. Once an A.I. Certificate is purchased from the sire owner, it may be transferred by the purchaser to other breeders.
E. BBU will maintain A.I Certificate inventories by electronic means. Date of conception in relation to semen ownership and A.I. Certification Forms will become null and void as of August 1, 2016.
F. The breeder of an A.I. sired animal must have an A.I. Certificate for that sire recorded in their inventory at BBU for each progeny to be registered.
G. An animal may have no more than four (4) owners of record at any given time. Owner(s) of record refers to the current owner(s) of an animal in whose membership(s) the animal is recorded.

A.I. Transfer Certificate

A.I. Transfer Certificate Form

Fill out this pdf completely, save your file, attach in an email and send to cosbourn@beefmasters.org, subject line AI Cert Form