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Sexed Semen Farming Note

Sexed semen is becoming an increasingly attractive option for farmers as technologies and success rates have improved, as well as higher replacement costs putting heifer calves at a premium. Using sexed semen allows quicker genetic progress, increased opportunity for beef calf income and faster herd size growth.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Sexing the semen
  • Maintaining good conception rates
  • The cost effectiveness of using sexed semen
  • The pros and cons

Issued June 2009.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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