International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part G (2016)
Sexing of semen in bulls: A mini review
Sexed semen has brought a revolution to the dairy industry. It can be used to produce offspring of the desired sex from a particular mating. Dairy farmers can use sexed semen to produce replacement heifers from genetically superior cows. The process of commercialization of sexed sperm has gained momentum recently. Sexing of semen is based on the principle of difference in DNA content between X and Y spermatozoa. X spermatozoa contains more DNA. But, this technology is hindered by many factors like high costs, complexity of operation and lower pregnancy rates than with traditional semen. Despite the odds, sexed semen will contribute to increased profitability of dairy and beef cattle production in terms of milk, meat and other essential products.
How to cite this article:
Prasanta Boro, Binoy Chandra Naha, Ambadas Madkar, Chandra Prakash. Sexing of semen in bulls: A mini review. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(4):460-462.