New way of sex­ing se­men

Irish Examiner - Farming - - TECHNOLOGY FOCUS -

Genus ABS is ex­pected to shortly launch its Sex­cel brand of sexed ge­net­ics, to help farm­ers pro­duce more fe­male calves.

Do­ing this by us­ing sexed se­men in ar­ti­fi­cial in­sem­i­na­tion is now well es­tab­lished, but Genus ABS says Sex­cel is pro­duced through a novel tech­nol­ogy for sex­ing bovine se­men, that does not sub­ject the cells to the high pres­sures, elec­tric cur­rents and shear forces of the tech­nol­ogy cur­rently in use in the in­dus­try.

It says Genus ABS cus­tomers have suc­cess­fully used Sex­cel in trials across Europe, re­sult­ing in heifer calves now on the ground.

Sexed se­men tech­nol­ogy ad­vances con­tinue, promis­ing more fe­male calves.

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