Anyone here tried sexed semen?

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  1. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    What kind of conception rate did you get? How much more expensive was it than the regular stuff? Did you, in fact, get heifers? Would you use it again?!

    Inquiring minds want to know! :)

    (Two of my cows -- Bitey and Twist -- have never had heifer calves! Bite's on her 6th lactation and Twist on her 4th! Clearly, something needs to be done here, and desperate times call for desperate measures!)
     
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  3. evermoor

    evermoor Well-Known Member

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    We have used one bull that was sexed semen. He cost 35 which is ten or so more than the regular guys we use. Conception was 40-50 percent, still pending. They reccommended only heifers be given this as to the poorer fertility but we had a couple of older cows stick so far. I'll let yu know next spring. Unless you really wanted a heifer I would only use it on first calf Holstein.
     
  4. JeffNY

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