DIY AI Course

AHDB Beef & Lamb is providing 50 per cent funding towards DIY artificial insemination (AI) courses for suckler producers with over 30 breeding females.

Following successful uptake in 2017, funding has been extended until March 2020, with a further 250 course places available.

To book onto a course, please contact your nearest provider. Full contact details, including upcoming course availability, can be found below.

Funding from AHDB Beef & Lamb is dependent on the delegate completing and passing the course. Failure to pass the course will result in the delegate paying the full cost.

The funding will also be available to final year Agriculture students who can successfully demonstrate how they will use the skills gained on the course in their future career.

Any students applying for funding should complete an application form and return it to ku.gr1555912981o.bdh1555912981a@tte1555912981cwaf.1555912981yma1555912981

The personal information we collect on this form will be used to assess your suitability for the AI course. The personal data of a successful student applicant will be used to enable AHDB and its training providers to administer your AI training. The personal data of any unsuccessful applicant will be deleted within three months. AHDB will retain the personal data of successful applicants for up to six years as a record of your course attendance and to contact you for feedback. For further details on how we use and look after your personal information please read our Privacy Notice at


Why use AI?

• Improve 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 to keep as many bulls on farm

James Shouler, a suckler producer from Oxfordshire, attended a course in 2017. In this short video he talks about the benefits of being able to perform AI on his herd.



In March 2017, we ran a webinar on the benefits of using AI in the suckler herd. You can watch again below.

Training providers

Please contact training providers directly to book a course or register your interest

Oakhill Farm Vets, Goosnargh, Preston

Tel: 01772 861300

Email: moc.s1555912981tev-l1555912981lihka1555912981o@mra1555912981f1555912981

XL Vets Training Service

Tel: 01228 711788

Email: ku.oc1555912981.stev1555912981lx@gn1555912981iniar1555912981t1555912981

The Livestock Partnership, Petworth, West Sussex

Tel; 01798 343538

Email: ku.oc1555912981.stev1555912981kcots1555912981evil@1555912981ofni1555912981

Bainbridge Vets, Askrigg, North Yorkshire

Tel; 01969 650263

Email: ku.oc1555912981.stev1555912981egdir1555912981bniab1555912981@noit1555912981pecer1555912981

Upcoming courses

XL Vets
  • 24 – 27 April, Shropshire Farm Vets, Shropshire
  • 13-15 May, Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire
  • 20-23 May, Mount Vets, Honiton, Devon
  • 10-12 June, Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire
  • 17-19 July, Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire
  • 22-24 July, Shepton Vets, Somerset
  • 14-16 August, Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire,
  • 25-27 September, Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire
  • 28-30 October,  Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire
  • 20-22 November, Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire
  • 16-18 December, Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire