Insemination service makes breeding easy
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 twinsPHOTO: NOEL THOMPSON
CARE TAKEN: Artificial breeding technician Paul Kenny inseminates a cow with help from Glen Ballin at Heiferland.