How Can Sexed Semen Performance Be Improved?

Contrasting frozen and liquid sexed semen has revealed insights into how long samples remain viable.
calendar icon 18 November 2014
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New Zealand researches recently examined the effectiveness of using liquid semen technology to improve the performance of sex-sorted semen. The research was published in the November Journal of Dairy Science.

Results showed that liquid sex-sorted semen only required half the dose rate of frozen sex-sorted semen to achieve a reproductive performance of over 94% of conventional semen in lactating dairy cows.

However, the researchers note that the implementation of liquid sex-sorted semen has challenges.

Due to its short lifespan, implementation of liquid sex-sorted semen on a large scale requires careful planning and an efficient and "robust" distribution network to avoid waste of sex-sorted semen.

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