Accelerated Genetics’ ACC-SS Sexed Semen Lab is Now in Production

January 25, 2009 06:00 PM
Accelerated Genetics is pleased to announce that Sexing Technologies (ST), Navasota, Texas, has set up an operational semen-sexing lab at the cooperative's Production Facility in Westby, Wis. ACC-SS™ sexed semen will be available on many of Accelerated Genetics' highly proven sires and new genomic high-value young sires to customers around the world.

ACC-SS sexed semen is processed through ST's technique which utilizes flow cytometry to sort the female chromosome-bearing sperm cells from the male chromosome-bearing sperm. The ST sexed semen product allows you to predict the gender of your calves within 90 percent accuracy (plus or minus 5%). This allows producers to increase herd size, avoid the costs of replacement animals and reduce the risk of disease when bringing in animals from other herds.

Research has shown sexed semen conception results are expected to range from 70 to 80 percent of levels as compared to non-sexed semen. ACC-SS is not recommended for use in lactating cows. For best results, only inseminate heifers that are in good standing heat. ACC-SS is not recommended for use with synchronization programs. Straw thaw and handling procedures for sexed semen are the same as non-sexed semen.

"We are excited about this new partnership with Sexing Technologies and to be able to provide our customers with an additional type of semen technology to help increase their herd's heifer percentage. ACC-SS is another semen tool available to Accelerated Genetics' customers,” says Joel Groskreutz, Accelerated Genetics President and CEO.

Accelerated Genetics representatives can help producers develop an individual breeding strategy for their operations. For more information about ACC-SS™ sexed semen or other Accelerated Genetics products or services please call 1-800-451-9275, email
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