Laboratory technicians in an artificial insemination cooperative do not have any differences in their training or the bases of their work compared with their colleagues in other industrial sectors. They must have a solid knowledge base in biology and analysis techniques, manage all operational procedures and ensure that equipment is in good condition.
Similarly work in laboratories requires general qualities involving order, methods and adherence to processes and procedures. What is different in the laboratories for the artificial insemination and genetics laboratories is above all the very significant number of samples to be analysed: for example some genotyping laboratories deal with more than 250,000 cattle samples each year. The pace of work in insemination cooperative laboratories is just as high. Throughout the year hundreds of thousands of doses of semen are processed and packaged in the laboratories to provide the straws required for 7.4 million cattle inseminations (in 2014).