Frequently Asked Questions

How good is the conception rate of the new technology?

Observations using ABS Global's Real World Data® (RWD™) index demonstrated that Sexcel™ achieve a 90% relative conception rate to conventional semen, which is higher than we have seen before with sexed semen available in today's market. As always, results achieved will depend on management, environment and animal.

What is RWD™?

ABS Global's Real World Data® (RWD™) index represents real results from real dairy producers. Introduced in 2008, RWD was developed to help our customers use data being collected through new genetic selection tools.

The RWD database contains more than 30 million cow records sourced from more than 2,000 herds located in key dairy markets throughout the world, and it continues to grow.

The ABS Research & Development team uses proprietary data from its Real Word Data database in creating innovative genetic selection tools such as the ABS RWD Sire Fertility index and TransitionRight® Genetics. ABS Real World Data evaluations are updated monthly, meaning the RWD genetic selection tools used by ABS customers always remain up-to-date resulting in more timely and accurate genetic selections.

What are the expected skew rates?

When developing Sexcel™ we have concentrated on developing a product with superior fertility. You can currently expect similar skew rates to other sexed products. Meanwhile, we are constantly striving to improve product performance even further for the future.

How can ABS be sure that the technology works?

ABS Global has focused on our customers for more than 75 years and we have become trusted suppliers to producers around the world. Prior to releasing any new technology or product, we carry out our due diligence and scientific validations. We have tested, validated, and conducted trials with Sexcel™ in multiple countries under different environmental conditions.

Is there specific critera to using Sexcel?

We recommend discussing your goals and management style with an ABS artificial insemination specialist to ensure the best solution can be implemented. In addition, we suggest following certain handling procedures and protocols, as outlined in the following guide.

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