GENETICS – You don’t have to sacrifice genetics for more heifer calves. Count on Select Sires to provide the highest ranking bulls. Whether you are breeding for type, production, health traits or a combination, Select has you covered!
FERTILITY – To minimize the variance in success of our gender SELECTed sires, Select Sires closely scrutinizes both the semen quality and field fertility data of conventional semen before a bull is allowed to qualify as a candidate for sex-sorting. Select Sires continually collects conception data from herds using gender SELECTed semen to calculate sexed semen fertility deviations and removes bulls from the lineup that perform unacceptably.
OPPORTUNITY – Dairy producers who have used Select Sires’ gender SELECTed semen value the opportunities they have – more heifers for sale, replacements and internal expansion and smaller calves from first calf heifers, resulting in easier calvings and lower health costs. The opportunities to garner more profitability by using gender SELECTed semen are abundant.
What producers are saying…
“An added benefit that we see from the use of gender SELECTed semen is that our first lactation cows that have heifer calves breed back quickly and come into milk more rapidly. I feel it is because these heifers are calving in with a smaller calf.” – Vern Bussing, Baileysville, Kan.
gender SELECTed™ semen processed by Sexing Technologies for Select Sires shall be used only for the single insemination of one female bovine during natural ovulation with the intent to produce single offspring unless specifically approved on an individual customer basis by Sexing Technologies in writing. This semen is produced using the proprietary technology of XY LLC and Inguran LLC, as partially represented by U.S. Patents: 6372422, 7094527, 7208265, 7371517, 6357307, 7723116, 7758811 and 7799569. Patents pending in US and foreign markets. XY® is a trademark of XY LLC.
Keys to Success
Use of gender SELECTed semen will require a breeding gun designed to accommodate the smaller diameter 1/4-cc straws. Straws are to be thawed and handled identically to their 1/2-cc counterparts. However, the smaller diameter and compromised semen quality will make them much more sensitive to cold shock and errors in semen handling. To maximize potential for success:
•Thaw straws in 95°F water bath for 45 seconds.
•Semen thawing and handling environments should be warm and draft-free.
•Warm all semen handling equipment, including guns, sheaths and paper towels prior to contacting straws.
•Only highly-experienced technicians should use this product.
•Use only in well-managed, virgin heifers that have achieved greater than 60 percent of their mature weight by 14 months and are in moderated or better body condition.
•Inseminate heifers eight to 12 hours after observed estrus (using the AM/PM Rule). Once-a-day A.I. prorams are not conducive to optimum results.
•Use of estrus synchronization and breeding to observed estrus is encouraged, but use of timed-A.I. in the absence of observed estrus is discouraged.
Artificial insemination straws of gender SELECTed semen are for single use artificial insemination of heifers only.