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Assessing the Value of Coordinated Sire Genetics in a Synchronized AI Program

  • Parcell, Joseph L.
  • Schaefer, Daniel
  • Patterson, David J.
  • John, Mike
  • Kerley, Monty S.
  • Haden, Kent
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    Synchronized artificial insemination was used to inseminate cows using different types of sire genetics, including low-accuracy, calving-ease, and high-accuracy. These three calf sire groups were compared to calves born to cows bred using natural service. We found substantial production efficiency grains, carcass merit improvement, and economic value to calves born to cows following a synchronized artificial insemination program with high-accuracy semen included. The economic advantage to the high-accuracy calf sire group was computed to be in the neighborhood of $40 to $80/head, relative to the natural service calf sire group.

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    Paper provided by NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management in its series 2008 Conference, April 21-22, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri with number 37618.

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    Date of creation: 2008
    Handle: RePEc:ags:nccest:37618
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