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Sexed Semen Available from World-Class Simmental

For the first time ever, female sexed Simmental semen is on sale from a world-class bull, Auchorachan Wizard.

Auchorachan Wizard

Auchorachan Wizard

The extremely high profile Simmental was awarded Junior Champion, Overall Champion and then sold for the top price of 20,000gns at the prestigious 2010 Sterling Spring Show and Sale.

Housed in state of the art facilities, his semen is being collected and processed by Cogent, the leading semen distributing company, renowned for the best sexing technology on the market.

With breed leading EBV’s and fantastic growth, width and power, Wizard’s female sexed semen has been in extremely high demand since it has become available.

This stylish sire’s EBV’s really do speak for themselves as his 200, 300 and 600 day weight figures are outstanding and he is in the top 1% of the breed for Self Replacing Index, Terminal Production Index and Retail Yield.

Calving Ease is also an area that this flashy bull excels in, being +3.0 compared to the breed average of -0.6, which, given his performance figures, is a rare combination.

With his fantastic figures and attributes, Wizard really is a bull that ticks all the boxes, as he is easy calving, has superb kill out rates, can produce herd replacements and has great performance and carcass attributes. No where else will you be able to find a bull that can achieve all this.

Wizard’s breeder, Mike Durno, said that, ‘Wizard was small at birth, but developed at a fantastic rate showing great shape and style and I will be using him across my herd.’

A selection of the benefits of using sexed female semen, to produce heifers are listed below:

  • Being lighter boned, they are attractive to butchers as they have a greater meat to bone ratio.
  • Supermarkets won't accept bulls unless they are under sixteen months.
  • Bulls can be 'dark cutters' once they reach a certain age. Dark meat is less appealing to consumers and also has a shorter shelf life.
  • Females can be used to expand suckler herds.
  • Females are very flexible and can suit both intensive and extensive finishing systems.

You can purchase Wizard semen, sexed or conventional, by contacting your local Cogent Breeding Advisor or calling FREEPHONE 0800 783 7258.

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