artificial insemination

Understanding the Effects of Stress on Embryonic Mortality

Embryonic loss is the greatest economic loss in the beef cow/calf industry. Therefore, your management decisions around breeding time should consider factors that may influence embryonic mortality and calf survivability, including timing of animal transport as well as heat stress.  In this article, Sarah Fields, a previous Graduate Research Assistant in Beef Production, and Dr. George Perry, Beef Reproduction & Management Specialist with SDSU Animal …

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Breeder Checkups Help Drive Repro Success

Today’s farm-employed breeders may be graduates of an artificial insemination (A.I.) school or may simply have received on-the-job training. Regardless, continual learning and evaluation is necessary to ensure ongoing breeding program success. The GENEX A.I. AccuCheckSM program was built for this purpose. It is aimed at observing, evaluating, educating and assisting herd inseminators so they …

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The Cost of Days Open

People often ask how much it costs to use artificial insemination (A.I.), specifically compared to natural service. It is easy to put a pencil to paper and figure out exactly how much an A.I. pregnancy will cost compared to a natural service pregnancy. However, we should be looking at the reproductive equation from another angle. …

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Five Years of PregCheck™ Fertility Rankings

Consistently Create Pregnancies Five years ago, GENEX became the first in the A.I. industry to introduce a beef sire fertility ranking model and data collection process, called PregCheck™ fertility rankings.  Today we remain the only A.I. organization to offer you data-backed analysis of a bull’s frozen semen fertility. PregCheck™ rankings are an important component of …

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