Pick a Straw: Conventional, sexed, or beef semen?

Should dairy producers use conventional semen, sexed semen, or beef semen when breeding their heifers and cows?  The simple answer is:  “It depends.”

UW-Extension & UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science Dairy Management Specialist Victor Cabrera shares in the Progressive Dairyman article, Pick a straw:  Conventional, sexed, or beef semen? the factors to contemplate what type of semen to use when.

To look at the final aspect of using conventional, sexed, or beef semen, Cabrera has developed an online tool, Premium Beef on Dairy Program to maximize revenue and profit from the total calves born on a dairy. to obtain premium dollar from dairy and/or beef calves.

For more information on dairy management, please visit UW-Extension Dairy Management.


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