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In reality, discussions on the optimum time to inseminate a cow have to consider its impacts on reproductive performance of the herd, risk of a cow to be culled or die with more calvings in a lifetime, as calving is the period of highest risk for culling and death, genetic progress of the herd, as more calvings in a lifetime results in more replacement heifers, and milk yield per day of calving interval, all of which will impact the economics of the decision.
The reproductive success of a male is usually a function of the number of females he inseminates, especially when males produce numerous gametes and when little time and energy is spent on care of offspring.
Ultimately, such protocols will allow cattle producers to inseminate a large number of animals at once with genetically superior germplasm and simplify the management of pregnant animals.
A CONTROVERSIAL gynaecologist will defy protests from the Vatican to artificially inseminate a woman with the sperm of her comatose husband.
AZA-accredited SeaWorld San Diego was able to artificially inseminate one of their female dolphins with a previously sorted mixture of X chromosome sperm.
As for the pig incident, which involved Ms Loos collecting a flask of semen to inseminate sows, the exercise may have shocked queasy metro-types but it's pretty much standard practice in real farms.
Farmers administer fertility drugs to prize cows and then artificially inseminate them.
The airport has awarded a Midland-based beekeeper's association a grant to buy equipment to enable workers to artificially inseminate bees as part of a bid to increase the UK's bee population.
Zoos often have to artificially inseminate female panda's in order for them to reproduce.
Rather than bring a bull into the zoo's herd, bosses chose to fly experts in from Germany to inseminate Noorjahan with a sample taken from the bull elephant, Emmett, at Whipsnade Zoo.
The charity condemned the antics of David Beckham's former assistant Rebecca Loos as ``morbid and sordid'' after the programme showed her stimulating a boar as she collected a flask of semen to inseminate sows.