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how much semen is in a unit of semen (in terms of straws)?
if i was wanting to put a couple of straws in a heifer how many units will i need to get?
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A unit is one straw. If I remember correctly there is 1/2 cc per straw. Each service requires 1 straw. The only time you would use multiple straws at one breeding would be if you have super-ovulated the cow, or the quality of the semen is very, very poor. If properly handled since collection and from a CSS certified stud, only one is required.

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Anonymous":36k15ol0 said:
how much semen is in a unit of semen (in terms of straws)?
if i was wanting to put a couple of straws in a heifer how many units will i need to get?
thanx
 

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How does that compare with the amount a good old fashion bull puts into a cow in one shot?

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J+":1q5lix0d said:
How does that compare with the amount a good old fashion bull puts into a cow in one shot?

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much lower quantity. the difference is that in a.i. you're putting the semen on the other side of the cervix so the little fellas don't have to swim as far.
 
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