Why should you have your buck's semen collected?|
Here are a few good reasons to have semen preserved...
Having your buck(s) collected is an inexpensive
way of providing insurance against a possible catastrophic loss,
therefore protecting your investmentment and securing your genetics.
Preserving semen gives you the chance to use a buck long after he is gone.
It may take several years to prove a buck's genetics, and by the time you have an idea
of the improvements he is making, he may be too old to naturally breed or
is no longer in your herd. Having his semen collected
and preserved allows you to use his genetics in future generations after
he and his offspring have proven themselves.
Semen sales help to prove a buck sooner by generating more offspring and providing
you with a better idea of his genetic potential. This is especially helpful with
a young buck that qualifies for the ADGA Sire Development Program, it is a safe way
to ensure he will have a good chance to prove himself.
If artificial insemination is something
you want to include in your breeding
program and you currently own a buck
that you feel is worthy of being
your herdsire have his semen collected. This will be an inexpensive
way for you to practice your AI technique while at the same time
Allows you to increase the genetic potential of your herd at a higher rate if proven superior bucks are used.
Eliminates the need to keep a wide variety of bucks on your farm, which reduces housing, feeding, and labor costs.