Cornell Sheep and Goat Program Shares Video Series on Artificial Insemination in

March 21, 2022
Cornell Sheep and Goat Program Shares Video Series on Artificial Insemination in

Goat AI Video Course

Goat Artificial Insemination Video Course
funded in part by the Northeast Sustainable Research & Education (SARE) Program (Project ONE19-337)

This course is a very thorough 11 video series on how to artificially inseminate goats. The course was developed by Dr. James Weber, DVM (Univ. of Maine), Betsy Hodge (Cornell Coop. Ext. of St. Lawrence County), Rene DeLeeuw  (Heron's Roost Farm) and Dr. tatiana Stanton (Cornell).

PLAY LIST for entire course

Video 1-3 - Goat Reproduction, Estrus, Synchronization and Heat Detection - Dr. James Weber DVM

Video 1: Part 1 - Introduction - Why AI? 25 minutes

Video 2: Part 2 - Reproductive Anatomy and Semen Handling 28 minutes

Video 3: Part 3 - Synchronizing the Timing of Artificial Insemination 35 minutes

Video 4 - Managing your Does and Bucks - Rene DeLeeuw 45 minutes

Video 5-8 - Choosing a Sire, Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell University

Video 5: Part 1 - Selection Criteria and Methods - tatiana Stanton 20 min.

Video 6: Part 2 - Dairy Goat Genetic Evaluations Available in the US - tatiana Stanton 20 min.

Video 7: Part 3 - Other Performance Evaluations - tatiana Stanton 14 min.

Video 8 - Choosing a Sire Part 4 - What's in Our Future - Genomics - tatiana Stanton 14 min.

Video 9 - The Mechanics of Goat AI - Dr. James Weber DVM, Betsy Hodge & Rene DeLeeuw 36 minutes - Hands-on video segments

Video 10 - Equipment Basics for Goat AI - Betsy Hodge 26 min

Video 11 - An Introduction to Buck Collection - Dr. James Weber DVM 31 min

Goat AI supplemental handout - Detailed methods for goat assisted reproduction and AI - Dr. James Weber DVM, 17-page guide covering heat synchronization, mucus evaluation, buck collection, semen evaluation & processing, etc.  

Univ. of Maine Logo         Cornell Univ. Logo         CCE St. Lawrence County logo        Northeast SARE Logo

Field Crops

Field Crops









Upcoming Events

Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

July 2, 2024
Ithaca, NY

Please Save the Date for the Cornell Seed Growers Field Day to be held the morning of July 2nd.  The event will be held at the NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn, 791 Dryden Rd., Rt. 366, Ithaca, NY. 

View Cornell Seed Growers Field Day Details

Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
Hamburg, NY

Join us to learn about sustainable poultry! Cornell Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley will guide us in selecting the right breeds, establishing ecologically beneficial production, troubleshooting pests & diseases, and processing. We will tour a 5A-certified on-farm processing center and watch a demonstration. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle. Lunch is provided, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss full-circle sustainable poultry production, from breed selection, housing, pests & diseases to processing and marketing. REGISTER

Led by Cornell Cooperative Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley and farmer Kate Geiger; facilitated by American Farmland Trust NY's Women for the Land Program Associate, Caitlin Tucker, CCA.

View Sustainable Poultry Production Details

Mortality Composting Workshop at Bluegill Farms

July 13, 2024 : Mortality Composting Training at Bluegill Farms
Bath, NY

Join CCE and Cornell Waste Management Jean Bonhotal to discuss properly constructing and maintaining mortality compositing piles on the farm. The classroom session will be followed with lunch and a trip to Bluegill Farms to see, dig into, and discuss their compost piles and keys to a successful process! 

View Mortality Composting Workshop at Bluegill Farms Details


No announcements at this time.