Importance of Using AI in Your Herd
Welcome to Open Range, I’m Susan Allen. Stay tuned because after the break I’ll check in with our field reporter, Greg Martin for the AgriBeef Minute.
I’m Greg Martin with today’s AgriBeef Minute. Consistency. Consumers like it in everything from toilet paper to their television programs. But when it comes to something like beef products, how do you keep a consistent and high quality product going. Terry Anderson with Anderson Land & Livestock.
ANDERSON: Of all the tools that are available in the industry today to improve the quality of the cow herds in the country and the quality of beef on the table, the utilization of AI breeding programs is the fastest and most efficient way to get there.
AI or artificial insemination can give you the best of the best.
ANDERSON: The genetics that’s available to us today from multiple, different sire semen sales companies is just beyond comprehension compared to what is was even 10 years ago. Really, anything that you’re trying to accomplish in the industry is available and lots of times in a single sire we can have exceptional maternal traits available, extremely high accuracy and in the same sire offer outstanding carcass characteristics.
Costs vary but Anderson says in the long run it’s relatively minor.
ANDERSON: But what you get back over just using herd sires to breed your cows, I mean you could never own a bull with the background and the progeny testing that those bulls have, there’s just really no comparison.
I’m Greg Martin and that’s today’s AgriBeef Minute.
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