Ian Hopping’s herd fertility is a top priority, so investing in sexed semen for the first time last Spring was a decision he did not make lightly.
With an unexpectedly high conception rate, he is thrilled with his return on investment, demonstrating how sexed semen benefits herds.
Now living at Mount Maunganui, Ian owns two dairy farms in Canterbury, which he converted. Both properties have 1000 cows and are run by lower order sharemilkers. Milking twice a day, the predominantly Friesian herds average 550kgsMS per cow. Ian travels South every year during mating and spends …read more ›