“CowControl gave us the accurate data to get the timing of AI spot on, and with sexed semen that’s critical.”
About the farm
- 215 cows
- Sexed semen
Spot on timing
Noel Griffin, who farms in Waterford, installed Nedap CowControl in early January 2021. He began using sexed semen that year and hasn’t looked back since. ‘With the data from CowControl, we were able to create criteria for the best candidates for sexed semen. We decided to use 35 straws of sexed semen, and it was used on cows that had shown at least two heats pre-breeding. Then, the cows had to be close to 14 hours since the start of heat at the time of AI. I knew from research that this was the best time to inseminate with sexed semen.