Henllys Farm

Mr Watkins

Aberytswyth, Wales, United Kingdom

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“Sexcel & BeefInFocus alongside RMS means my herd is making genetic progress and the fertility of the herd is taken care of at the same time”

Gerald Watkins from Henllys Farm, Aberystwyth explains how 3 years of using Sexcel and RMS has resulted in achieving conception rates as high as 65% in his 290 Pedigree Holstein Autumn block calving herd.

I am very happy with the fertility of Sexcel, in fact the conception rates of Sexcel have been better than conventional, across heifers and cows. Cows get in calf quickly which is vital in maintaining the block calving pattern and using less semen means I am saving money. I also gain in that the beef calf crop provides me with an outlet and the beef sires used have provided me with calves that are easily born but still have great calf quality. The relationship I have with my RMS technician is vital and I trust him to look assist in looking after the fertility of the herd. We are a pedigree herd and selecting the right genetics is very important to me, so it’s fantastic that Sexcel is available across a range of high quality sires.

Dairy Genetics Used: Brenland Denver, Denovo Atrium, Rubels Red, ABS Sassafrass, ABS Barrett

Beef Genetics Used: Newpole Easy, Newpole Kojak, ABS Espresso

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