Sexed semen from Genus

September 2007
Farmers Weekly;9/21/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 12, p81
Trade Publication
The article reports that Genus ABS will be supplying sexed semen in response to industry shortage of heifers in Great Britain. Hugh Ratcliffe of Genus ABS cites that the shortage of dairy heifers is resulting in higher prices. He notes that the company is limited to offering sexed semen from its U.S. bulls. The firm will be adding British and European bulls to the sexed semen line-up.


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