ProspectiveSM: A Semen Profit Comparison Tool
The ProspectiveSM program is your solution to determining the most appropriate sexed semen product to use in your herd. As more sexed semen options have become available – with differing fertility and price – it has become more difficult to decide which product provides the most return for your dairy. That’s why GENEX created the ProspectiveSM program, a semen profit comparison tool.
How to use the program:
The ProspectiveSM program is a free, Microsoft Excel-based, value-added tool to help you develop effective strategic breeding programs that include the use of sexed semen.
» Click here to access the ProspectiveSM program.
» Choose the Cows or Heifers tab (across the bottom)
» Input your herd data (conception rates, heifer ratios, calf value and semen price) into the light gray cells
» The program compares your return on investment for a sexed semen product to conventional semen. The report summarizes the dollars lost or gained from the use of a sexed product.
More specific program instructions are noted in the Directions tab on the Excel file. The GENEX Journal article - Comparing the Return on Sexed Semen Products - also walks you through the program.
For more information on this program and on developing a strategic breeding program, contact your local GENEX representative, email our customer service representatives or call 888.333.1783.