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Artificial Insemination Technical Officer

Use artificial insemination techniques to improve herd genetics and productivity.

Tasks:

  • Collects and packages bull semen for artificial insemination of cows: Attaches rubber collecting sheath to genital organ of tethered bull, and stimulates animal’s organ to excite ejaculation.
  • Examines semen, using microscope, to determine density and motility of gametes, and dilutes semen with prescribed diluents according to formulas.
  • Transfers required amount of semen to container, using titration tube, and labels it with identifying data, such as date taken, source, quality, and concentration, and records similar data on file cards.
  • Packs container of semen in dry ice or liquid nitrogen for freezing and storage or shipment.
  • May inseminate cows.

Qualifications

For this position, the skills required could have been developed through on the job training, previous work experience in other related roles or through vocational training.

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Specialist vocational training and further education are available through the following institutions;

Marcus Oldham Farm Management College

Australian Agricultural College Corporation

Longerenong College/Workco

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