Two semen-thawing procedures compared by competitively mating beef cows

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dc.contributor.author Odde, Kenneth G.
dc.contributor.author Kiracofe, G.H.
dc.contributor.author Ward, H.S.
dc.contributor.author Brethour, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-09T14:44:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-09T14:44:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7164
dc.description.abstract Seventy-five cows were used to compare the fertilizing abilities of sperm packaged in 0.5-ml straws and thawed in warm water to similarly packaged sperm thawed in the inseminating gun. A system of competitive mating provided for inseminating each cow twice. After cows had estrus synchronized, each was artificially inseminated with one straw of Angus semen plus one straw of Simmental semen; semen in one straw was thawed in warm water, the other in the inseminating gun. Calves produced indicated the fertilizing sperm. Of the 20 cows that conceived at the synchronized estrus, 16 conceived to warm water-thawed semen and 4 to semen thawed in the gun. These data indicate that sperm thawed in warm water before breeding were more capable of fertilization when tested in the same cow against sperm thawed in the inseminating gun. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1980 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station); 377 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Semen-thawing procedures en_US
dc.title Two semen-thawing procedures compared by competitively mating beef cows en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1980 en_US
dc.citation.epage 15 en_US
dc.citation.spage 14 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1980, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 1980 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kenodde en_US


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