Sexed Semen

Sexed semen: How do we continue genetic gains?

Sexed semen: How do we continue genetic gains?

Sexing Technologies recently announced that it will be opening a sexed semen lab, which will be operational from November 1,...

September 17, 2021

Sexed semen lab for Ireland officially launched

Sexed semen lab for Ireland officially launched

A sexed semen lab has been officially launched in Co. Cork today (Thursday, September 9) and is set to open...

September 9, 2021

Using sexed semen to enhance the genetic merit of the suckler herd

Using sexed semen to enhance the genetic merit of the suckler herd

From a maternal aspect, where artificial insemination (AI) is being used on the farm, the opportunity to breed the desired...

May 10, 2021

Sexing Technologies to open Irish sexed semen sorting lab in November

Sexing Technologies to open Irish sexed semen sorting lab in November

Sexed semen tech firm Sexing Technologies will open its first sexed semen sorting lab facility in Ireland in November, the...

April 16, 2021

Guidelines for dairy farmers planning to use sexed semen

Guidelines for dairy farmers planning to use sexed semen

Sexed semen provides many potential advantages to dairy farmers. The most obvious and compelling reason to use sexed semen is...

March 21, 2021

Is sexed semen the future?

Is sexed semen the future?

I am not sure if the Irish market is large enough to justify the level of investment required to establish...

February 23, 2021

Reducing protein levels in dairy cow diets has tremendous potential

Reducing protein levels in dairy cow diets has tremendous potential

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland, in conjunction with the European Milk Forum, recently hosted a webinar highlighting the impact...

December 31, 2020

Irish dairy ‘big enough’ to have sexed semen lab of its own

Irish dairy ‘big enough’ to have sexed semen lab of its own

The Irish dairy industry is big enough to merit a sexed semen lab of its own – which will be...

February 6, 2020

‘We have been lobbying hard to get a sexing lab in this country’ – ICMSA president

‘We have been lobbying hard to get a sexing lab in this country’ – ICMSA president

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) have been “lobbying very hard” to get a sexing lab in this country. That’s...

November 29, 2019

Department says ‘a sexed semen lab in Ireland is a matter for the AI industry’

Department says ‘a sexed semen lab in Ireland is a matter for the AI industry’

Any steps towards establishing a sexed semen laboratory in Ireland is a matter for the AI industry, according to a...

November 8, 2019

Sexed semen now accounts for almost 1 in 3 UK inseminations

Sexed semen now accounts for almost 1 in 3 UK inseminations

Sexed semen now accounts for almost one in three inseminations in the UK, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development...

November 6, 2019

What are processors doing to address the dairy calf dilemma?

What are processors doing to address the dairy calf dilemma?

The issue of calf welfare has been a topic that has been in the spotlight a lot in recent weeks...

November 4, 2019

Sexed semen: Why is it not there yet?

Sexed semen: Why is it not there yet?

One thing that had been brought up time and time again, as a potential answer to the flood of male...

October 28, 2019

Use of sexed semen ‘increased rapidly’ in NI dairy herds

Use of sexed semen ‘increased rapidly’ in NI dairy herds

Sexed semen technology has been constantly evolving over recent years – and its use in Northern Ireland dairy herds has...

September 30, 2019

Study reveals the viability of sexed semen for dairy farmers

Study reveals the viability of sexed semen for dairy farmers

A recent study – undertaken by Teagasc this spring – revealed how timing of AI, relative to the expected time...

July 4, 2019

Dairy bull calf crisis: Will sexed semen be the answer?

Dairy bull calf crisis: Will sexed semen be the answer?

As this year’s dairy bull calf crisis starts to wind down, dairy farmers begin their search for answers to the...

April 7, 2019

Have you considered using sexed semen on your dairy herd?

Have you considered using sexed semen on your dairy herd?

Sexed semen straws have a 90% purity and, therefore, a 90% chance of producing a female calf. That was one...

December 1, 2018

200 farmers found for sexed semen trial

200 farmers found for sexed semen trial

Some 200 dairy herds have enrolled to partake in a sexed semen trial this spring, the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation’s...

April 30, 2018