He is moderately plus for milk so will increas production some, but he really shines in his udder numbers, "productive life" numbers AND he's polled---for those who don't want to have to dehorn calves, low somatic cell score. His only negative for me is daughter pregnancy rate.
He's also an Action son (a bull I think will be a breed milestone) and his dam is a polled HENERY daughter.
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Post by Rhein-O-Ranch on Jan 2, 2011 19:34:14 GMT -5
Damon; Do you know how much per straw he is and how much they charge to ship the semen?
We have nurse cows, calves, show calves, llamas, pygmy goats, turkeys, chickens, pigs, dogs and cats on our little piece of Heaven.
We are now selling fresh whole milk and mozzarella and Velveeta style cheeses along with fresh eggs.
ROR--I'm sorry I don't. If you have a Select Sires rep or company that carries Select Sires products give them a call or shoot them an email. My guess is about $20 per straw (unless he's in their current "winter special offering" and shipping varies depending on how much you order and your location vs where it has to ship from).
Post by steadybright on Jan 3, 2011 11:12:02 GMT -5
Also, I recommend against the Gender Selected semen unless you're trying to breed a heifer. (Actually, this advice was passed to me by Select Sires office. (The literature isn't so persuasive in avoiding Gender Selected semen for cows).
We used T-Bone on our heifer, gender select, and she settled on the first try. Just had a beautiful little heifer 5 wks ago out of her. I need to breed her back soon and I would really like to keep using gender select, I think we will role the dice as we only have a few cows, and hope for the best.
barnmom: WOW There is so much reading on milkers
May 28, 2015 16:20:23 GMT -5
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