The City Girl Farmer

Finally Got Tiddles Bred
January 30, 2012, 3:39 pm
Filed under: Cows


Whew!!  What an ordeal!  I’ve been trying since last summer to line up the availability of the guy who does AI with Tiddles’ ovulatory cycles.  We finally had a date, confirmed that she was in heat and ready to be bred.  When the guy got here we were all ready to go and, due to a misunderstanding (he thought I had the semen, I thought he was bringing it), it looked like it would fail again.  Another cycle would come and go and we would have to wait another six months to try again, because I didn’t want her to calve in the winter.

Bovine semen isn’t something you can just run to the store and buy, so I called my neighbors and nobody had any.  I had recently got the  name of a guy (first name only) and his number and had been told that he does AI too.  I called him, explained my predicament and it turned out that he even had Jersey semen.  He kindly trusted me with his semen tank and we got the job done and had the tank returned in a hour.  I am so relieved.  If all goes well, we should have a calf around Halloween and a refreshed milk supply.

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Comment by Paula

I am so so so sorry… I can’t resist… “he trusted me with his semen tank”… ROFL!!!

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