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Post by hornedfrogbbq » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:00 am

We've ordered semen from ABS, ORigin, and Select Sires. Are we missing any great bulls that are exclusively somewhere else? Are their other semen providers that you think do as good or better job than the ones above? Any favorites?



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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:18 pm

Cattle Vision has the best selection of Simmental, but also carry other breeds.
Genex is another stud.
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Post by Boot Jack Bulls » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:29 pm

We have used Genex and Grassroots exclusively for a long time now. There just are not as many reps for the others in our area. My main complaint with most is that they have none or next to no Limis. Even Cattle Visions does not carry Limis (every other breed though)
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Post by T & B farms » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:00 pm

Don’t forget about herbster. If Charles Herbster doesn’t own him, he isn’t worth using. I figured everyone knew that by now.

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Post by torogmc81 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:46 pm

STGentics, Genex.

We havn't bought from ABS in quite some time. Most of what we've bought is from Select, SAV Raindance from ST, and Capitalist 316 from BEEF360. I know it depends on what region your in with some of the reps, but I really like the SS guys around here. I just ordered an AI cert for a Raindance heifer this AM, and really liked the 5 min chat I had with the ladies at ST, she was more than willing to talk to me about their current lineup and which bulls are selling, etc. FWIW

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Re: Semen providers

Post by Brookhill Angus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:59 pm

T & B farms wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Don’t forget about herbster. If Charles Herbster doesn’t own him, he isn’t worth using. I figured everyone knew that by now.
Is this coming from someone who has actually ordered from Herbster/North American?

They are top notch, and deliver as promised. A first class operation.

Whether or not you like the sires offered is up to you, but they can’t be questioned when it comes to their professionalism.
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Re: Semen providers

Post by CreekAngus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 am

hornedfrogbbq wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:00 am
We've ordered semen from ABS, ORigin, and Select Sires. Are we missing any great bulls that are exclusively somewhere else? Are their other semen providers that you think do as good or better job than the ones above? Any favorites?
Me personally, I don’t think any company has a better battery of bulls than ABS, but I use Select Sires and get semen directly from a friend who has bulls in stud. In the future I will be using a few from Pure Beef, don’t matter what breed Mike is putting together a really nice battery of phenotype bulls.
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Re: Semen providers

Post by Luckiamute » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:34 am

I've had great success with the sexed semen from ST Genetics, and they have some very good Angus bulls like S A V Raindance, MGR Treasure and Connealy Concord to name a few. Another good source is The Bull Barn. They seem to be a clearinghouse for Angus semen and have most of the major semen company bulls available. Had good experience with them as well.

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Re: Semen providers

Post by LJCB » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:17 am

I’ve had a lot better luck when I have purchased the semen directly off the farm where the sire is owned vs magazine. Did use some herbster bulls this year and I’m hoping for good results! If I got the conception I think I got with his bulls I will continue to use them.

I know herbster is 40 million but what are the other companies ? Or is every bull different depending on what the owner wants ?

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:42 am

Little different by companies - but now a days, I think about 7-8 M for regular and 3-5 for sexed. BIG difference when compared to 40 M. Dependabull in NY guarantees 30 M after thaw.
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Re: Semen providers

Post by LCBulls » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Don’t forget about:
Alta Beef
Semex Beef
Universal Semen Sales
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:15 am

Genetic Horizon SEK
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Re: Semen providers

Post by Ebenezer » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:24 am

Might be easier to name the bad ones.

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Re: Semen providers

Post by NEFarmwife » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:27 am

Bull Barn Genetics is real fast on certs. I’ve never had to order semen from them but I’ll get certs the following day.

Not all have been as quick. So if I can, that’s who I go thru.

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