SGL semen has been selectively bred to:
- shorten gestation length
- shorten your calving period
- increase days in milk
- give your cows longer to recover, improving their chances of getting back in calf
A product that utilises long-last-liquid technology. SGL Dairy comprises of a team of crossbred bulls that average -20 days (-10 days on farm, assuming the bull is mated to a cow with normal gestation length.)
Short gestation beef sires that help with easy identification of short gestation calves.
Compact Calving + BW
Short gestation benefits that maintain the option of keeping replacement heifer calves. Sires are a mix of Daughter Proven and Genomically selected sires that have proven short gestation lengths, while maintaining high BWs and sound traits other than production (TOP)
Benefits of using SGL semen
Using SGL at the end of mating helps to compact calving and achieve more days in milk next season. Cows that calve earlier have more time to recover and cycle pre mating. This can help reduce intervention, increase AB conception rates and lower empty rates.
In a $3.85 payout, a herd of 350 cows with average submission and conception rates could stand to generate over $3,000 in extra income through more days in milk with the use of SGL in weeks 7-10.*
Our SGL products are also eligible for LIC Payment Support options.
All prices exclude GST.
| Gestation Length BV
|SGL Dairy - Maximum days on farm
|SGL Dairy (fresh)
||$11 Tech/ $10 DIY
|SGL Beef - Easy identification of Calves
|Compact Calving - calves can be kept as replacements
|KiwiCross (223 BW) (expected BCS BW 227)
|Holstein-Friesian (177 BW) (expected BCS BW 175)
350 cows with an average submission and conception rate
104 cows submitted weeks 7 – 10
62 SGL conceptions
62 x 10 = 620 days (SGL pregnancies x Average no. of extra days in milk per pregnancy)
620 days x 1.5kgMS = 930 kgMS
930 kgMS x $3.85 = $3,580.50
For further information, see our SGL FAQs and SGL case study