Hands-On learning of Cow Anatomy

Hands-On learning of Cow AnatomyJeff Cole demonstrates before turning the students on their own to learn about cow anatomy. Provided photo.

The Canton FFA students spent a few days learning about artificially inseminating cattle with Jeff Cole from Genex and Mr. Hojnowski. On Monday, the Canton FFA members practiced threading the rod into the reproductive tracts of cows in the classroom. 

Hands-On learning of Cow Anatomy
Pictured, from left, are Jeff Cole, Eric Shedden, Josh Filling, Curtis Lammy, Cheyenne Bastian-Brown, Gracie Mead, Alexia Ziegler, Reagan Kelley, Ethan Engel, and Hunter Ostrander. They are standing in front of the Genex van after applying what they learned at South Mont Farms. Provided photo.

They learned the proper handling of semen, how to feel for the rings of the cervix, and how to thread the rod properly. Then, on Tuesday, they traveled to South Mont Farms to practice on live cows with the aid of Cole and Eric Shedden. 

Eric is a Canton FFA Alumni, where he learned the proper steps to artificially breeding cattle; and little did he know, he would continue to use it later in the future. If it weren’t for Jeff and Eric, this experience would not have been possible for these young adults. 

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