sexed semen

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.

DairyCast 0101 for October 9 2007

Download mp3DairyCast 0101 Show Notes:

  • Dr. Ray Nebel, Select Sires, discusses the process and protocols for using Gender Selected semen
  • Replacing starch in the rumen with co-product feeding
  • Establishment of the National Dairy Wellbeing Initiative  
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