Conventional flush. 1 or 2 straws ?

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Richnm

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I have two cows dropped off to be conventional flushed. The tech is real good. He works on a dairy, AI and Embroyo work is his full time job. He says I only need one straw per cow. Others tell me to put 2 straws ? @ $500 a straw I hate to waste a straw if one will do and would hate for him to miss. Any advice ?
 

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@ $500 a straw I'd of flushed 2 cows and split the straw.
IMO tho if a cow is good enough to flush the cost shouldn't matter. But law of averages is you get 0 eggs more than anything else. Unless you have flushed her before and got her dialed in on the perfect set up shot program for her.
 
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@ $500 a straw I'd of flushed 2 cows and split the straw.
IMO tho if a cow is good enough to flush the cost shouldn't matter. But law of averages is you get 0 eggs more than anything else. Unless you have flushed her before and got her dialed in on the perfect set up shot program for her.
Can you split a straw with a conventional flush ?
 

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Absolutely, good breeder, cow in heat, clean conditions, timing just right. I watched a famous Holstein breeder use a unit on 3 cows that was $1500/unit and got 40 some fertile eggs. All the stars need to align tho!
 

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With the few I've been involved with we did two straws 6 hours apart. A friend does two straws at the same time. I understand doing two six hours apart but two at the same time makes no sense to me.
 
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With the few I've been involved with we did two straws 6 hours apart. A friend does two straws at the same time. I understand doing two six hours apart but two at the same time makes no sense to me.
That’s the advice I am getting 2 straws at the same time ? Makes no sense.
 

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