Breeding, reproduction management, A.I. and pregnancy diagnosis

Field of interest
4 weeks
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Learn how to select dairy cows and bulls, develop (cross) breeding plans, detect heat, perform A.I. and P.D., and record information with the course "Breeding, reproduction management, AI and pregnancy diagnosis" .

  • 3.750,-
  • 4 weeks
  • Dronten
  • Small groups

For whom

This programme is gearded towards:

  • owners and managerial staff of private, public, or cooperative dairy farms.
  • dairy training institute staff
  • extension workers,
  • staff of advisory services who deal with all management aspects of dairy farms.

Training date

9 March 2020 - 3 April 2020


These training themes are included throughout this programme:

  • Assessment of dairy cow breeds; their advantages and disadvantages
  • Traits of commercial dairy cows
  • Judging and analysis conformation of cows
  • Catalog analysis and selection of breeding bull
  • Designing a breeding plan for commercial dairy farms
  • Using “genomics” in selection of breeding bulls and farm animals
  • Key performance indicators to assess quality of dairy cow herds/ breeding management
  • Fertility management on dairy farms
  • Heat detection, use of sensors in heat detection
  • Key performance indicators for assessment of fertility levels on dairy farms
  • Artificial insemination theory and practice
  • Pregnancy diagnosis theory and practice
  • Maintaining breeding and fertility records, calculation of key performance indicators


When you complete this course, you can judge dairy cow conformation and select bulls from breeding bull catalogues. You also learn how to develop (cross) breeding plans, detect heat, perform A.I. and P.D., and record information. With your newly developed competencies, you return to your home country a confident and well-trained professional.

Application deadline

Scholarship: apply before 10 October 2019 if you want to take part in this course with a scholarship (OKP or MSP).

Alternative funding: if you are applying with alternative (own) funding you can apply up to 2 months prior to the start of the programme.