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Maximising AI results in a commercial herd

A DESIRE to fast track the genetic gain in their commercial beef herd encouraged Dane and Alison Skinner from Big Springs in southern New South Wales to use artificial insemination (AI) on a proportion of their Angus herd each year. They are now producing tight lines of consistent, high-quality animals regularly sought by feedlots and winning feeder steer trials as a bonus, reports Pamela Lawson.

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 Next Generation: The Skinner family from Big Springs, New South Wales, use artificial insemination to fast track the genetic gain in their commercial Angus herd. Photo courtesy Dane Skinner.

Next Generation: The Skinner family from Big Springs, New South Wales, use artificial insemination to fast track the genetic gain in their commercial Angus herd. Photo courtesy Dane Skinner.

AT A GLANCE Owners/managers: Dane and Alison Skinner Property location: Big Springs, NSW Property size: 664ha Enterprises: Breeding beef cattle Soil type: Predominantly red clay loams ...

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