BARABOO, Wis. — Sexing Technologies of Navasota, Texas, has set up an operational semen-sexing lab at Accelerated Genetics production facility in Westby, Wis. ACC-SS sexed semen will be available on many of Accelerated Genetics’ proven sires and new genomic high-value young sires to customers around the world.
ACC-SS sexed semen is processed through Sexing Technologies technique, which uses flow cytometry to sort the female chromosome-bearing sperm cells from the male chromosome-bearing sperm. The sexed semen product allows you to predict the gender of your calves within 90 percent accuracy (plus or minus 5 percent).
This allows producers to increase herd size, avoid the costs of replacement animals and reduce the risk of disease when bringing in animals from other herds.
Research has shown sexed semen conception results are expected to range from 70 to 80 percent of levels as compared to non-sexed semen. ACC-SS is not recommended for use in lactating cows. For best results, only inseminate heifers that are in good standing heat. ACC-SS is not recommended for use with synchronization programs. Straw thaw and handling procedures for sexed semen are the same as non-sexed semen.