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.
farmerjohnkauai: Anybody got a peppermint oil udder rub recipe?
May 12, 2015 18:07:50 GMT -5
mocha: I just was looking around for some answers when I came across this board and found it very informative. Our Jersey cow has a calf about a week ago and I am not getting much milk from her..a litre maybe. What can I do?
May 13, 2015 9:06:36 GMT -5
wyomama: mocha, please do post a thread in the Family Cow section - people viewing on thier phones don't see the chat box.
May 13, 2015 15:15:41 GMT -5
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