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Increasing artificial insemination pregnancy rates, part 2

Cow AI Pregnancy Rates, part 2 Transcript of Dr. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida, providing information on how you can increase your artificial insemination pregnancy rates in your cows, part 2.

Increasing artificial insemination pregnancy rates, part 1

Cow AI Pregnancy Rates, part 1 Transcript of Dr. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida, providing information on how you can increase your artificial insemination pregnancy rates in your cows, part 1.

DairyCast update for March 23, 2010, Singing Cows and Guns that Blow Bubbles


As I notice the flowers next to the barn beginning to bloom, I realize that Spring is finally here. Spring is a sign of renewal and new beginnings. Hopefully the dairy industry and milk prices will respond favorably to the new season.

Using Sexed Semen in Your Herd

The use of sexed semen in dairies across the country has continued to increase over the last several years, since its recent introduction into the market.

Talking with Kylene Anderson, Sorted Semen Marketing Specialist with ABS Global she says that there are several benefits to using sexed semen in your herd including creating 90% females, reducing the disease risk from purchased replacements and controlling the cost of replacements.

Anderson says that it’s important for producers to recognize that there are fundamental differences between sorted semen and conventional semen. The sorting process discards unknown cells and those of the undesired gender. This results in fewer live sperm cells available to be packaged in each straw of semen, about 20% less than conventional semen.
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