We volunteered to be a test flock for a new sheep AI procedure. Day 1 was to give the ewes their shots to bring them into heat. I didn’t get any pictures of the procedure as we were working fast to get them all done at a specific time.

For the actual inseminations we will be putting the ewes into this squeeze chute.

Our plan is collect semen for use in the AI and to donate to the USDA NAGP gene bank. Rams had to have their pictures taken and scrotal circumference measured.

The laboratory was set up inside the shop building where we had heat and plenty of light.

USDA-ARS people working in the lab.