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Re: Who is going to pour out there milk on the 4th.


The use of sexed semen in the US must be different to here. We hate to see Holstein bull calves. They are usually next to worthless (though not at this moment). They are a wasted opportunity in terms of maintaining a genetic line. Producing more heifers is only one reason for using it here. If we can reduce our use of holstein and yet maintain the number of replacements, we can then afford to produce more beef calves, which when sold, can easily be worth 1000 litres of milk each.

And I think its ridiculous to say that sexed semen, one of our costs, is too cheap. That is just the same as saying that soya is too cheap.

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Here it is used across the board in places, causing a surplus of heifers across the continent

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The word from several of my AI reps is that large herds were getting sexed semen at a deep discount lumped in with their regular volume discount. We are talking $5-10/unit.

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That would not appear to make any economic sense for any stud.

The sexing machines are $400,000 plus.

Cogent in the UK charge private clients £16 per straw to sex the semen. The lowest they will sell sexed smen here for is around the £18-20 range.

I don't see how it could be done at $10, and stay in business.

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Volume orders to the corporate dairy farms. We are talking large buying groups taking 30-50,000 units of semen per year.

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In the US who gets the lions share of the retail price?
Does the consumer pay enough for milk and milk products to allow what should be a fair share for all in the chain,or is there a price war among retailers?
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In the US, farmers get roughly 1/3 or less of the retail price of milk.

Buckeye - the reason why I asked about beef prices and CWT - is that I think beef prices are pretty good considering how many CWT cows were sent last year. And beef prices last year weren't bad considering the amount of CWT cows either. I know like the milk market it only takes a small amount of oversupply to kill the market. But my guess is that the 34,000 cows that CWT is taking isn't going to have much of any long-term impact. Maybe a short-term jolt down. But no one should be holding onto culls anyhow.
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