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Santosh16

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Use of semen to produced only female calves
« on: January 11, 2017, 09:13:00 PM »
What are merits and demerits of semen used to produced only female calves?

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Re: Use of semen to produced only female calves
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 10:12:00 AM »
What is sexed semen?
Sexed semen is the semen used in artificial insemination to produce offspring of the desired sex.(either  female or male). In dairy farms it is used to produce only female calves.
Advantages
1-More than 85% chance of getting a female calf from each successful pregnancy.
2-Female calves produced are from semen of superior progeny tested bulls therefore can be used as replacement stock in dairy farms.
3-it eliminates unnecessary raising cost of male calves in dairy farms.
Disadvantages
1-   Conception rate is low in comparison to conventional semen
2-   There is availability problem of sexed semen. Sexed semen is not available in many parts of India
3-   Sexed semen of Indian breeds is not available.
4-   Cost of semen straw is high