Bull fertility testing
We have years of experience in bull fertility testing and pre-breeding soundness examinations, and strongly recommend that all bulls are checked (including a semen evaluation) before the breeding season begins.
It’s very common to find infertile and sub-fertile bulls on a farm (including bulls that have previously had successful breeding seasons), and these bulls can severely limit the fertility performance of the herd.
With more herds using a restricted nine-week mating period, it’s becoming increasingly important to check bulls in advance to allow enough time for treatment or replacement.
The exam involves:
- A general physical examination.
- Measurement of scrotal circumference.
- Examination of the prepuce and penis.
- Assessment of a semen sample under the microscope.
Our kit is portable, but we require a safe handling system and power supply to run our microscope. We’re very happy to show you the results of our tests at your farm too!