Would you still AI if you had to hire it done?

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Re: Would you still AI if you had to hire it done?

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:21 pm

Belted semen averages about $30 and I'd suggest ordering 10 straws (5 each of 2 unrelated sires)
7 straws should = 5 pg cows = $210 semen plus $90 shipping = $300
cidrs, drugs and 7 arm services @ $30+/cow = $210

A.I. for 5 cows = $510+ per season so, Cost wise it's about a wash vs keeping a bull.
A.I. advantage = mating flexibility and higher quality sires than you could otherwise afford = better genetics.
Herd bull advantage is less labor.
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