Embryos.Boot Jack Bulls wrote: ↑Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:18 pmSo, you never plan to sell females? Or is the end game just to sell embryos?Brookhill Angus wrote: ↑Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:05 pmI understand, but my main focus is on females. I don’t consider myself a player in the seed stock business. I have some very nice bulls, but it’s my females that really shine bright.Boot Jack Bulls wrote: ↑Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:59 pmYour plan works well for you. I can tell you it would not work in a northern environment where cows are not fed corn all winter and still expected to breed back in a timely fashion. Your program may work spectacularly for you, but by it's own virtue will limit the geographic market for your breeding stock when you are ready to sell it....
I will sell females in time, but for now I want to keep them all. Those that aren’t the very best will certainly work well as recips.
With the technology available at Trans Ova I can pretty much eliminate bull calves completely. Right now I would prefer to have only females born, but doing that throughout the entire herd can get expensive, unless you use sexed semen on the entire herd, which limits my sire selection.
Another option is selling registered bred heifers that are confirmed pregnant via sexed semen, and also ultrasound to prove that they have a female calf. Kind of a two for one special. I’ve discussed this with buyers and they are very interested in this plan.
The seed stock biz is crowded, and the choices endless, not so much with high quality females, especially bred AI.