In­sem­i­na­tion ser­vice makes breed­ing easy

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

AR­TI­FI­CIAL breed­ing tech­ni­cian Paul Kenny will in­sem­i­nate your cows with­out the ex­pense of buy­ing that $80,000 bull you would dearly love to join with your cows.

It’s as easy as send­ing your cows down to Heifer­land at Branch Creek, Bin­jour, se­lect­ing your bull from their web­site and Bob’s your un­cle.

Mr Kenny said the 70 head he was in­sem­i­nat­ing last Satur­day were syn­chro­nised so they all came on heat at once.

“A small tablet is in­serted 10 days be­fore I ar­rive and all the cows will come on within six hours of each other,” Mr Kenny said.

“I came over from Caloun­dra this morn­ing and I will in­sem­i­nate 70 head to­day with straws from three dif­fer­ent bulls and 70 head to­mor­row from 10 dif­fer­ent bulls,” he said.

The straws used to in­sem­i­nate the cows con­tain 20 mil­lion sperm com­pared to 6000 mil­lion sperm a bull would ejac­u­late.

Heifer­land own­ers Glen and Mandy Ballin said their op­er­a­tion was very user-friendly and all the cat­tle han­dled with care.

Mandy Ballin pre­pares the straws to be used and said the straw had to be emp­tied in the right spot.

“We em­ploy Paul be­cause he gets great re­sults and he is a gen­tle­man when it comes to han­dling the cows,” Mr Ballin said.

“The thing is, cat­tle pro­duc­ers have a chance to se­lect qual­ity heifers and join them to low birth weight bulls,” Mr Ballin said.

“Heifer­land will pro­vide this cost-ef­fec­tive ser­vice and also sup­ply qual­ity heifers with good tem­per­a­ments and an­i­mals well-han­dled with horses, bikes and dogs,” he said.

Monto Cat­tle & Coun­try has worked with the Ballin fam­ily for about five years and has found their in­tegrity and support sec­ond to none.

Heifer­land heifers have been sourced mainly from the Bur­nett ar­eas, which will see them ac­cli­ma­tise to all de­scrip­tions of coun­try.

Qual­ity and tem­per­a­ments have been key is­sues when pur­chas­ing Heifer­land heifers.

Start­ing the year with rare twins

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

CARE TAKEN: Ar­ti­fi­cial breed­ing tech­ni­cian Paul Kenny in­sem­i­nates a cow with help from Glen Ballin at Heifer­land.

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