Jun 10th 2016, 09:50 AM
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Magnum Valley Whitetails1070301465580756
LAP AI'd 10 does to sexed semen. Used 2 different bucks, 5 straws each. 2 out of 10 does stuck. 1 out of each buck. Long story short, the semen was bad. Motility ranged from 30%-10%. I wish my AI guy would have told me at the time of breeding so I could have used different stuff. Live and learn.Sorry
I have a friend who stuck just 2 out of 20 and lost one doe. Several of the doe that missed to the the Lap AI then didn't breed until the 3rd cycle or not at all.
Why do breeders allow terrible quality semen to leave their farm?
I have had breeders show good motility reports from semen collections. After thawing and examining multiple straws under a microscope you wonder if your straws came from a different collection or were irregularly packed. A couple of years ago we AI exclusively to one buck. We split the semen 3 ways based on statements made by the owner and a motility report. Only 1 doe out of 12 stuck. We have been AI ing for 11 year and have never had that poor of conception. I ask my friend Gerald Yoder if his does stuck to the same sire and none of his did either. The seller said if we had split the semen twice it would have been guaranteed. While selling the straws the owner said the semen was so good it could be split three ways. We learned an important lesson. It matters where you buy and who you buy from.