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The Use of DIY AI

The Use of DIY AI With the AI season firmly upon us, it is time to consider the breeding opportunities that DIY AI can bring to the farmer’s herd. There is a common assumption among farmers that they couldn’t possibly be as good as the local AI man who AI’s hundreds to thousands of cows […]

DIY AI TRAINING – Whats Involved

Day 1, Theory Day: Areas that will be covered: •Anatomy of the female reproductive tract. •Understanding and treating fertility issues. •Understanding the oestrous cycle. •Semen collection, processing and freezing. •Handling storing and transport of semen. •Regulations controlling the practices of AI. •Sanitations and prevention of disease spread. •Relevant aspect of animal welfare. Days 2 -5, […]

Reproductive tract health post calving

The first scanning evalution must be done ten days post calving in order to assess the uterine condition. Early scanning can help show the presence / absence of metritis, endometritis and most importantly, to determine whether ovarian activity has resumed.

Fertility Issues

Pre breeding checks on your herd is very important to increase productivity. Scanning before you AI, will reveal your problem cows. Problems such as inactive ovaries, follicular cysts, luteal cysts and infects such as acute puerperal metritis cause economic losses to the dairy and suckler industries by extending the intervals from calving to conception. Each of […]

Pre breeding scanning

While AI cows this week for different farmer I have noticed that there are alot of cows with mild infections, this is more than evident in the bulling slime. These cows will waste your time and money and can easily be identified by scanning your herd prior to starting your ai or letting the bull […]

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