Establishing the level of estrus activity at joining could help lift fertility and – most importantly – decrease the rate of pregnancy loss.
Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science assistant professor Ky Pohler told the 2020 Genetics Australia online conference that late embryonic or early fetal loss – about day 45 to 60 – was extremely costly for beef and dairy producers.
Up to 4 million less dairy semen straws were sold into the US market last year as producers embrace “beef-on-dairy”, according to a leading technology manufacturer.
This comes as new research showing “basically identical” conception rates between the new sexed semen product and conventional semen was unveiled to the 2020 Genetics Australian online conference audience last night.
Genetics Australia and Vetoquinol Australia have formed a partnership aimed to deliver Australian Cattle breeders World Class products and solutions to maximise results from their artificial insemination programs.
Genetics Australia presents our 2020 April Dairy Sire Catalogue. This catalogue has a combination of sires from both our domestic and international teams including Holsteins, Jerseys, & Coloured Breeds. PDF size 5mb.
In 2017, 7JE1038 VALENTINO surpassed 7JE590 ACTION as Select Sires’ No. 1 lifetime sales Jersey sire. Just 38 months later and at 12-years-of-age, VALENTINO adds another milestone to his record as Select Sires’ first Jersey sire to sell a half million units with 500,261 lifetime sales.
“Our aim is to provide producers with Solutions, not just semen” claims Genetics Australia’s CEO, Anthony Shelly. “We have just released our latest bull team and every bull provides a solution for the issues that dairy farmers face every day. Whether it’s polled, A2, profit, health or type, there are bulls that deliver these solutions in the Genetics Australia line-up”, states Mr Shelly.