7 Reasons You Can Trust Code 7 for High Fertility
™Composite Fertility Index, CFI, Program for Fertility Advancement, PFA, Select Reproductive Solutions, SRS and
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- Semen Quality.
The effort and intensity placed in Select Sires' semen quality control program is unmatched in the industry. Sample straws of
each collection of every sire are evaluated by highly trained laboratory technicians using the latest scientific technology.
Select's quality control program is based on parameters of semen quality that are scientifically proven to have the highest
correlations with field fertility. Only the highest quality, most fertile semen is retained for inventory.
- Sire Fertility.
In addition to industry fertility evaluations, Select's in-house evaluation system ranks sires six times annually using the
most advanced statistical methodologies and a database containing a rolling yearly average of 1 million services. Many industry
systems contain three or more years worth of data, restricting evaluations to a single year allows for more prompt detection
of changes in sire fertility over time.
- More High Fertility Choices.
With the largest dairy lineups in the industry, Select offers more sires that are above breed average for fertility.
Sire Conception Rate (SCR), which is the USDA index for service sire fertility has a high correlation (greater than 90%)
with the Composite Fertility Index™ (CFI™) developed by Select Sires. Select's CFI was the first national
sire fertility index; this combined with SCR data only validates our approach to estimating sire fertility.
At Select we constantly strive through research efforts to improve every aspect of what we do. This effort is facilitated
by Select's Program for Fertility Advancement™ (PFA™) herds. We can now conduct breeding trials from commercial
herds across the country numbering, typically from 5,000 to 15,000 inseminations per project, this program is a valuable
asset for field testing and validation trials of novel semen processing technologies. The PFA is the only private research
program of its kind in the world.
- Proprietary Technologies.
Never satisfied, Select Sires' researchers are always searching for areas of improvement. Select currently uses and continues
to develop exclusive lines of revolutionary semen extenders and sperm cryopreservation procedures.
- Sire Health.
Though a major advantage of A.I. is to reduce the spread of disease, in the absence of an intensive and aggressive sire
health program, A.I. also becomes a very efficient vector for disease transmission. Each of the more than 1,800 bulls at
Select Sires were screened for numerous diseases at the farm of origin and again during isolation upon arrival. Resident
sires receive the very best housing and health care available for the duration of their A.I. career. Few humans have had
as many complete physical examinations as a Select sire, with staff veterinarians performing in excess 50,000 health
Although producing highly fertile semen is certainly a core of Select's business, semen quality is typically not the cause
of reproductive issues experienced by many of today's large dairies. Select has established the industry's largest battery
of highly trained Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) specialists to assist producers in identification and diagnosis
of problems and constraints to reproductive performance. The primary responsibility of these SRS specialists is to produce
more pregnant cows. Select's SRS specialists and professional A.I. technicians are on the front lines fulfilling that mission
every day. Through the Portfolio of Reproductive Solutions™, Select Sires offers all the tools needed to improve reproductive