Artificial insemination (AI) is an inexpensible tool for cattle producers due to it's tremendous effectiveness to improve productivity and profitability of your operation. AI has certain advantages that natural insemination cannot offer. These advantages include: the ability to choose semen of superior genetics (such as wagyu), match specific sires to individual cows, reduce the number of herd bulls required, and obtain a higher level of genetic merit within the replacement heifers.
Lolo Trail Ranch offers AI services at our state-of-the-art facility, maximizing the efficiency of time, labor, and cost of the procedure. We have a staff of trained professionals (specializing in AI, estrous synchronization and heat detection) who process your cows through a safe and low stress system.
AI service at Lolo Trail Ranch includes a synchronization to bring the cows into standing heat or estrus. This is done by a hormone treatment that brings about ovualtion. The cows must be observed often during this process to hit upon optimum time for insemination. The Lolo Trail Ranch AI technician has tools avaialable to determine this perfect timing. Once the cow has come into heat, she is brought into our facility and the technician uses an insemination rod to deposit the desired semen past the cervix into the uterine body.