An artificial breeding technician is responsible for the artificial reproduction, which is often used when breeding horses and livestock. They frequently coordinate their efforts with a breeding manager or a broodmare manager.
What You Need
This is a position which benefits from a good understanding of horse anatomy, experience handling animals and a gentle touch for the mares. The ability to withstand physical labor, a strong physique, solid communication and strong organizational skills are highly beneficial to become an artificial breeding technician.
This is a position which often works independently of breeding facilities, although larger establishments may have a dedicated position.
Scheduling insemination procedures with breeding farms
Prepare semen for insemination
Handle insemination processes
Keeping records of process and animals
Because the duties of this position are highly specialized, experience in the field and education are both highly valued in perspective employees. Chances are employers will expect some formal education to carry out this job, either in animal husbandry or veterinary science.*
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*We had a difficult time finding information about certification for this position or any real resources. If anyone has any information please drop us a note We’d love to provide better information.