First of all it was great
meeting you in South Africa in December. Thank you for the gift of the
Tri-Vortex disc. I used it as soon as I arrived home, as we were doing
a synchronized AI program.
There were 615 maiden heifers AI’d, in the program which lasted a week.
The straws were placed on the Tri-Vortex disc for between 5 and 9
minutes, for 286 of the heifers.
Now this is the exiting news….
We have had them all ultrasound, of the 286, 259 of the heifers that had the straws placed on the Tri-Vortex disc are certified in calf. = 90.5%
Of the 329 that were not placed on the disc only 219 were certified in calf. = 66.5%
Now I don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out what this means.
For instance, had I used the disc on all of them I would have got an extra 78 calves!
Plus my semen loss of 78 @ $19.5 = total semen loss of $1521
All these heifers are handled
the same way they are in one big camp and get the same feed and
management. So the only difference is that disc you gave me.
Now this is very exiting and I
was pleased to here you have a Thawing Plunger that the semen can stand
in for the holding, as some of the straws would roll off that disc - so
we used to put 2 coins on either end.
This is the best thing I have
used this past year, what makes it even more exiting was that I only
met you by chance and am I glad I did.
Let me know of any other smart
ideas you have I’m ready to try them. My cowboys and I were sceptical
about this, but are they impressed….. Our loss over the last 5 years of not using your Tri-Vortex disc/tube runs into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
You guys keep this up and the people using this method could save a
great deal of money. I want to also try your water story (filtering it
and putting a big disc in the troughs).
The price for the Thawing Plunger at $200 is good and please send me 2 of them.
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A prematurely born kid with a 50/50 chance of survival, was placed on a Tri-Vortex Plate,
with bottled milk from his mother, within a couple of hours he could lift his head.