First time Ai

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OzssieDave19
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First time Ai

Postby OzssieDave19 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:20 pm

Hi. So I havent posted in awile its been fairly dry here. I have 3 black baldy cows about to drop second calf and 1 hand rared fresian heifer about to drop her first calf. 2 will calve to a char and 2 to an angus.

I have just purchased 4 x speckle park straws and my local Ai guy will synchronise over 3 days and on the third day inseminate. All very exciting.

We would go natural detection but we are synchronising to help make it easier around my full time job.
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Re: First time Ai

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:50 pm

Calving and breeding is always an exciting time for us.
So, you have 4 head to breed after they calve, and you bought 4 straws of semen?
You do realize that AI breeding is NOT 100% successful?? Especially, synchronizing.
What is your back-up plan to get them all bred? Will you turn out a bull?
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Re: First time Ai

Postby OzssieDave19 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:53 pm

Hi. Yes i will try a bull as back up afterwards with a gap of 1 month. How many out of four do you think i will get?
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Re: First time Ai

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:20 pm

Average 2 -3
Management plays a big part in AI
Health, body condition, length of time after calving, etc
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