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Stacking the Odds
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:51 AM CST

As beef cattle producers move into the expansion phase, interest in artificial insemination with sexed semen is increasing. Many ranchers want to see if sexed semen is a profitable way of developing additional high-value replacement heifers.

Proponents of the approach say sexed semen can improve genetics and gives them the option of using calving ease sires, along with a high percentage of calves of the desired sex. In today's market, many ranchers want to stack the odds in favor of high-quality replacement beef heifers.

"We're coming out of a drought, and cow numbers ...

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