Artificial Insemination (AI) is the second-most common practice of breeding livestock–well; it’s the only alternative to breeding livestock next to natural breeding using a male over females. AI is, however, much more common in dairy production than in beef production, though AI is gaining ground in beef breeding herds due to the increased access and marketing of superior and favourable proven sires. Knowing how to AI cattle are important in order to achieve a high success rate in cattle breeding herds where owning a herd bull is neither profitable nor recommended.
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SENSA Agri are taking advantage of the new technology using Sexed semen is simply as the name states, semen that has been separated to contain sperm that will most likely (95%) produce a male or female offspring, as per your choice.
The process of sexing semen has been expanded upon since its inception in the 1980’s, which ultimately resulted in the first calf to be born using sexed semen and artificial insemination in 1997.
Since then, over 20,000 calves have been born using sexed semen.
In today’s dairy industry, producers need to implement strategies that will produce results and help them gain a competitive edge in their market. Using sexed semen is one such strategy, that, when used properly on a dairy, can help farmers grow their herds internally. As small farms are converted into larger operations, there are a number of issues that must be dealt with in order to achieve a smooth transition. A problem that producers oftentimes run into is not being able to acquire enough heifers at the right time when they are ready to expand their operation.
By taking advantage of sexed semen technology, heifers will be born as often as 95% of the time, instead of 49% of the time when using semen that is not sorted for sex. Granted, it may not be cost effective to use sexed semen for every pregnancy, but it provides a viable alternative to buying replacement heifers at auctions or from other farms. See more on our link: http://www.ansci.wisc.edu/jjp1/ansci_repro/misc/project_websites_fa06/wed06/sex_semen/Intro.htm
Please also consider using an experienced certified AI tech to AI your cows. These people are better to use than training yourself to do it.
See more at this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Artificially-Inseminate-Cows-and-Heifers
Embryo transfer refers to a step in the process of assisted reproduction in which embryos are placed into the uterus of a female with the intent to establish a pregnancy. This technique (which is often used in connection with in vitro fertilization (IVF), may be used in humans or in animals, in which situations the goals may vary.
Embryo transfer can be done at day two or day three, or later in the blastocyst stage, which was first performed in 1984
Importing animals can be expensive operation, but successful embryo transplanting can open the doors to increase the heard very quickly with high quality animals.
We have experience vets in South Africa which supporting us on embryo transplanting.
SENSA Agri private vet will receive training in South Africa to support all his clients.
See more info on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryo_transfer
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