Exploring the impact of sexed semen on the structure of the dairy industry.

@article{Vries2008ExploringTI,
  title={Exploring the impact of sexed semen on the structure of the dairy industry.},
  author={Albert De Vries and Michael S. Overton and John Fetrow and Ken Leslie and Steve Eicker and Glenn A. Rogers},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={
          847-56
        }
}
Widespread commercial application of sexed semen is expected within the next decade because of continued improvements in fertility of sexed semen and sorting capacity. The objective of this study was to explore the potential impact of widespread application of sexed semen on the structure of the dairy industry in the United States. Historically, female offspring from all heifers and cows were needed to produce enough dairy replacement heifers to replace culled cows. The use of sexed semen… CONTINUE READING
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