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Sperm...any ideas????
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KatG    Posted 02-04-2005 at 17:58:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am still on the quest for bull sperm so we can get the vet to A.I. Ms. Ellie...who is very unsettled and antsy...Star baby is 4 months old and Ellie should have been bred back along time ago...But the vet won't even retun MAtt's calls...Wonder if he has noticed MAtt's endearing personility??lol...But the young vet we used once called tonight and will do the deed but we got to locate sperm...Ms. Ellie's calves sire was windy Willow Montana Jace...Something happened to JAce and he is down in his back...somehow that has made his sprem scarce and expensive...$40 a pop...We want a good Jersey bull but don't know where to get sperm...Vet suggested we go to American Breeders Sevice...So I goggled it and MAtt retired to the living room and left me to find the Daddy for the baby...I am not going to be able to look at 77,000 sites..Made my head hurt just thinking of it...Does anyone know any other sprem suppliers other than Select Sires..That is the only one we have found...What a dilemma...and I aint turning over the puter to MAtt for the weekend to look for a proudful bull...Help!!!!...KAtG


GeorgiaGent    Posted 02-05-2005 at 17:53:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
put a free ad in the farmers market bulletin most states have em.
say sperm wanted thatll get some tired farmers attention


mark    Posted 02-04-2005 at 21:27:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
what's your plans for the calf ? If you're going
to stuff the freezer with it might I suggest you
try a x breed with a critter called a belgian blue.
They make some big beef stacks when
butchered.


MikeT    Posted 02-04-2005 at 19:36:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't you find a farmer/dairyman nearby with a Jersey bull that would let your cow visit for a week or so?

Call the county Ag dept or some such. They'd probably know of someone with a bull.

My dad offered his bulls up for service all the time to the neighbors cows. No money ever exchanged hands, but they'd work something out. He'd generally collect a few more tons of hay from them during haying season, or get a weaned pig or some such.


Donna from Mo    Posted 02-04-2005 at 18:15:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kat, I used AI for years when I milked Jerseys. I intend to find a Jersey heifer calf before long and raise her on the bottle. I'll milk her when I want to; otherwise her calf can have the milk (after the first couple months, of course... when it's big enough to take all that milk). I'll allow the same Angus bull that breeds our beef cattle to breed our Jerseys. I don't want any more milk cows anyhow. You may have better luck buying a Jersey bull calf and keeping him till he can breed your cows; they're a dime a dozen, since there's not a lot of demand for Jersey bull calves. Keep him and let him breed your cows, then sell him before he gets too mean, because Jersey bulls do get ornery.


Burrhead    Posted 02-04-2005 at 18:10:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
KatG I'm not a member of the club anymore but if you'll call the number from this site these nice folks will line you up.

I never trusted AI. It always seemed I would be causing some nice young bull somewhere to waste a good jug of wine and candles.


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