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Sexed semen conception rates????


Sexed semen conceptions rates? Interested in hearing what everyone's are.
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Mine have been appalling. I'm very good at getting heifers in calf to conventional but can barely get any in calf to sexed.
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Mine have been appalling. I'm very good at getting heifers in calf to conventional but can barely get any in calf to sexed.



Same here. Used 30 doses and got 2 heifers in calf, then the one ended up open on a recheck. Glad I didn't buy more, especially for the bull I used at $70/dose!
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Limited sample size here. Used 10 units Mr Mogul Delta-3 for 5 with 3 live hfrs from first 5, bought 5 more, 2 pg and 1 bred now.
3 live hfrs from 5 units of Megasire. Cabriolet-2 live hfrs from 5 units.
Bowman-3 live hfrs from 6 units.
Supersire-2 preg, 1 bred-7 units used.
Draco-1 for 5
Socrates-P-2 for 5.
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Mine have been appalling. I'm very good at getting heifers in calf to conventional but can barely get any in calf to sexed.



Same here. Used 30 doses and got 2 heifers in calf, then the one ended up open on a recheck. Glad I didn't buy more, especially for the bull I used at $70/dose!



I went back and tried again last autumn after a period when I'd got nearly every heifer first time with conventional. Housed heifers early on improved diet, didn't get 1 to sexed, all held next service to conventional

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Mine have been appalling. I'm very good at getting heifers in calf to conventional but can barely get any in calf to sexed.



Same here. Used 30 doses and got 2 heifers in calf, then the one ended up open on a recheck. Glad I didn't buy more, especially for the bull I used at $70/dose!



I went back and tried again last autumn after a period when I'd got nearly every heifer first time with conventional. Housed heifers early on improved diet, didn't get 1 to sexed, all held next service to conventional




The heifers held on conventional fine on their next breeding too. I searched for articles online and in magazines about how to maximize conception rates, but nothing made a difference. Maybe some else on here has some tips?? It was getting to the point where the cows had better preg rates than the heifers. Definitely makes you frustrated.
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Used some from accelerated, and it was terrible. 0 for10. From select, very good. Atwood 4/5 mogul 5/5 kingboy 6/8 bradnick 4/5 mccutchen 7/10. Used on heifers and a few of the best cows.
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We sit at about 60% on heifers and 40% on cows.
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We are 70% on heifers 50% on cows current sires are Governor and Capital Gain both Semex bulls.
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We had 50% on selected cows last year, not doing as many this year because we had a mega run of heifer calves from conventional semen this winter, maybe not a bad complaint but when you have 60 cows and 55 females not in milk in the current climate they can fairly eat into your milk cheque. Again high SCR rates need looked at before deciding on sexed semen, high fine for cows, lower heifers only for the best chances of pregnancies, obviously don't breed high scc, lame or low energy/ketotic/acidotic cows to sexed for best results.
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