Training Course of Artificial Insemination on Dairy Cattle, Singosari National Artificial Insemination Center, September 26th – October 23rd 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011 07:06

Training course of artificial insemination on dairy cattle for developing countries was held by the Singosari National Artificial Insemination Centre (SNAIC) from September 26th until October 23rd 2011. The training was followed by 19 (nineteen) participants from 11 (eleven) countries; Sri Lanka (2), Kenya (1), Sudan (2), Afghanistan (2), Lao PDR (1), Bangladesh (2), Cambodia (2), Myanmar (2), Vietnam (2), Timor Leste (2) and Palestine (1). Through this training course the participants were expected to upgrade and improve the knowledge and technique of inseminator among developing countries and also to give the opportunity to the participants exchanging ideas, information and experience among them.

At the end of the training course, it is expected that participants will have knowledge of implementation of artificial insemination in the field and related field, such as animal breeding, feeding management, handling frozen semen, animal reproductive and health, animal disorder and its control.

 

The Government of Japan (through Japan International Cooperation Agency/JICA Indonesia office), and the Government of Indonesia (through the Ministry of State Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Directorate of Livestock and Animal Health Services) were working together to prepare the preparation of the training course. The preparations include the selection of the participants, coordination with the Indonesian’s embassy in each invited countries, until the participants came to Indonesia. At the first time, there were 22 participants from 12 countries that nominated to join the training course. But, only 19 participants from 11 countries were present at the course because one participant from Palestine couldn’t come because of the serious illness and two participants from Thailand couldn’t come because of the tight schedule of their project at their home country.

 

The training course was applied in three methods of implementation, namely: classroom-based lecturers; practice and demonstration in class, laboratory and slaughter house; and applied field practicing. The course was mainly taken place at the Singosari National Artificial Insemination Center, both in class for theory and in laboratory for practical session. Meanwhile the field practicing was held in three companies, namely: Sumber Makmur Co, Ngantang-Malang; Agroniaga Co, Jabung-Malang; and Batu Co, Batu-Malang. Beside the theory and practicing session, there’s also trip and tour visiting some tourism spot in Malang, Pasuruan and Bali.

 

The course emphasized on managerial skill improvement of each participant on artificial insemination and other related skills. The subject matter of this course was divided in to three groups: core subject, main subject and supporting subject. When studying about the core subject, all the participants were taught about the livestock policy in Indonesia, Livestock Development Program and Policy on Artificial Insemination in Indonesia and also the activities of Singosari Artificial Insemination Center. After knowing the core subject, the participants also learned about the main subject of the course, such as: animal breeding, feeding management, animal reproduction, agro terrorism and how to improve animal husbandry, artificial insemination, production of the frozen semen, how to handling the frozen semen, organization of artificial insemination, animal obstetrics, dairy product in Indonesia, artificial insemination on goat and rural development on the subjects that matter.

 

To maximize the learning process of each participant, the organizing committee held a pre-test to survey the ability of all participants. And after all the class and practical session finished, all the participants also had given the post test, to measure the knowledge improvement. Based on the pre-test and post-test results, the organizing committee found that the course succeeded to improve the participants’ skill. The transfer of knowledge and skill from the instructors to the participants had been carried out successfully by providing intensive practice in the laboratory and classes.

 

For some of the participants, this training course was one of the first experiences. Being collaborated with others country participants maybe become one of the new situations to them. Besides improving the skill and knowledge in the artificial insemination matter, all the participants also had to work together with other friends from the other country. They were divided into groups and asked to make presentation about the field practicing that they learned before. At the end of the training, the participants also asked to make the action plan to be implemented in their home countries.

 

As the results of the training, all the participants were expected to gain self confidence’s improvement in performing services to their organization, improvement of artificial insemination program in their countries and also increasing of livestock production particularly for dairy cattle. Each of the participant was granted certificate as the compliment for their succeed effort during the training course. (LRS)

 

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