Sex selection = more heifers, improved animal welfare and greater genetic gain
Through the Dairy Futures CRC’s Sexed semen program, researchers are developing new cost-effective technology to overcome the conception limitations of existing sex-selection technology.
“Sex selection of sperm for female-only births not only improves animal welfare through less unwanted males calves, but also increases the rate of genetic gain by allowing greater heifer selection opportunities.”
Sexed semen — program aims
Existing sex-selection technology has significant limitations due to reduced conception rates. Dairy Futures CRC researchers are applying a two-stage approach to the problem that will:
All projects in the Sexed semen program involve partnership between research providers and end-user organisations. Organisations that are involved in this program include:
Dr Paul Verma