Shorthorn beef semen marketplace launched

Shorthorn-bull-2The 2019 Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale Grand Champion and top priced bull, Sprys Extra Special N61, is the latest bull to now be listed on the Shorthorn Beef Semen Marketplace.

Sprys Extra Special N61, a homozygous polled red sire, purchased by Outback Shorthorns for $44,000, is a son of Canadian sire Muridale Thermal Energy 15A from the Sprys Golds Juliet G166 dam.

Sprys Extra Special N61 joins a strong list of 17 Shorthorn semen sires now offered through the marketplace platform.

With prices starting from $44 inc. GST per straw for Seedstock producers and $22 inc. GST per straw for Commercial producers, there is something to suit every breeders needs.

Amongst the Shorthorn sires on offer there are 3 trait leaders for Gestation Length, 4 trait leaders for Birth Weight, 3 trait leaders for 200- & 400-Day Weight, 4 trait leaders for Scrotal Size, 3 trait leaders for Eye Muscle Area, 4 trait leaders for RBY and 4 trait leaders for IMF%.

Average Rank % for 17 Shorthorn Semen Sires.

EBV CE-D CE-M GL BWT 200D 400D 600D MCWT MILK SS
Rank % 21% 15% 30% 25% 37% 40% 38% 43% 36% 36%
  DTC CWT EMA RIB RUMP RBY% IMF% DMI EMI NMI
Rank % 27% 28% 42% 26% 28% 63% 23% 16% 14% 17%

 

For seedstock and commercial producers alike, access to elite Shorthorn sires is often only achievable through AI. Ensuring that Shorthorn producers have easy access to some of the Shorthorn breeds leading AI sires is critical to increase each breeders ability to maximise their potential for genetic gain within their herds.

As the above Table shows, the average for the 17 Shorthorn sires listed is above average for 16 traits and in the Top 20% of the Shorthorn breed for all Indexes, whilst still retaining enough variation to ensure that there is something for everyone.

If you would like to list your Shorthorn semen sire, the cost is only a one off fee of $27.50. Please contact the Shorthorn Beef office for more details.

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