Achieve success with sexed semen

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Sexed semen carries a tremendous potential, but it also comes with a few challenges. If you elect to use it in your heifer program, Mike Overton, veterinarian at the University of Georgia, offers these tips to increase your odds of success:

  • Only use it in virgin heifers. And remember, it is not recommended for use in timed-A.I. programs.
  • Use the best semen-handling and placement practices possible. Warm up equipment to avoid cold shock; protect semen straws between thawing and placement, and avoid the use of spermicidal lubricants.
  • Recruit your best-available technician to handle breeding duties with sexed semen.
  • Make sure the heifer is truly cycling and in estrus prior to breeding.


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