What They Do
An artificial insemination (A.I.) technician uses specific tools to insert semen into female animals to assist with impregnation in the breeding of livestock species. An A.I. technician must understand animal anatomy to ensure correct placement of semen in the reproductive tract. They store, transport, thaw and prepare semen for insemination, offer reproductive consultation to breeders and farmers, and perform pregnancy checks on animals.
Provide A.I. services to clients
Maintain proper sanitation
Store, transport, thaw and prepare semen for insemination
Promote new and current products/services to customers
Offer reproductive consultation to breeders and farmers
Perform pregnancy checks on animals
Use humane handling practices when working with the animals
Oversee and assist with heat detection
Work closely with farm supervisors to better understand an operation and its goals
Keep records of insemination services
Give vaccinations as needed
Annual Average Salary: $46,074
A high school diploma is required. An associates or bachelors degree in animal, poultry, or equine science is beneficial, but not required. In order to perform certified work, certification from programs that meet the recommended standards of the National Association of Animal Breeders is preferred.
Job Outlook & Growth
Source: New York State Department of Lavor
The future outlook for an artificial insemination technician in New York State is considered to be good over the next five years, with growth of over 10,900 jobs projected.
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