Watch the InCalf farmer webinar 5.
Advances in sex-sorting technology are enabling farmers to increase the proportion of heifer calves produced by artificial insemination (AI). Sexed semen has the potential to help you raise more replacement heifers, improve voluntary culling options, productivity and fertility. However, AI programs using sexed semen need to be well constructed, planned and implemented to achieve good conception rates. To help you understand the risks and maximise the benefits of sexed semen, we have asked two experts to update you on this emerging technology and provide you with practical guidance on getting the best results.
Dr Andrew Perry
Dr Andrew Perry is a veterinary consultant, based at the Kyabram Veterinary Clinic in northern Victoria. He consults to the InCalf project and is trained as a Repro Right adviser. Andrew also provides advisory services to help dairy farmers to improve both their herd reproduction and profitability.
Dr Jon Kelly
Dr Jon Kelly is a dairy veterinarian from south west Victoria. As a director of the Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic Jon has taken a leading role in providing herd health services for dairy clients. He has extensive experience in solving herd reproduction issues based on detailed analysis of herd reproductive data. Jon has a special interest in synchrony programs and the use of sexed semen in dairy herds.
Watch the video recording of this live webinar presented on the 27th of May, 2015.