AlphaGenetics, Inc.

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Heifer Plus
Product Information

Heifer Plus is a new sperm sexing agent used to increase the percentage of heifer calves in dairy and beef cattle.

Simple to use, it has everything needed for sexing a single straw of frozen bull sperm at the time of insemination.  Packaged in kit form, each dose is sealed in a vial and stored refrigerated to maintain potency during storage.  The agent is activated by adding semen directly to the Heifer Plus vial.  The sexed semen is returned to the original straw and inseminated as usual.

SEE PHOTOS & DIRECTIONS FOR USE BELOW


NOTICE:  This is not a restricted drug.  Heifer Plus is a non-prescription bio-pharmaceutical agent.   Federal law does not require that this product be used by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.


Photos & Directions for Use

1.  Warm the vial to 95-98.6oF (35-37oC) using a water bath, tube warmer, or incubator for a few minutes (to prevent cold shock).  Thaw semen as usual.
2. Remove from water bath.  Dry.  Cut straw to 60o bevel with sharp scissors.
3.  Puncture seal with straw bevel and insert the cut end of the straw into the vial.

4.  To add semen to the vial, grasp both the vial and straw in the palm of the hand and "shake" downward 3-4 times (similar to shaking a glass thermometer).  Be certain all semen is in the vial.

5.  Gently mix semen with contents of vial.

6.  Transfer the enriched semen from the vial back into the straw.  Do this by inverting the vial and straw, and "shaking" it downward 3-4 times.  Be certain all semen is in the straw.

7.  IMPORTANT!  Incubate enriched semen at 95-98.6oF (35-37oC) for 15-20 minutes.

8.  Remove straw from water bath.  Dry.  Cut bevel from straw.  Load straw into insemination gun.  Inseminate as usual.

WARNINGS
FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY.  NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
Not Enough Heifer Calves?
Try new Heifer Plus

Semen sexing technology
THAT WORKS. . .

  • WITH ALL BULLS
  • WITH COWS AND HEIFERS
  • WITH AI AND ET DONORS
  • WITH HIGH FERTILITY 
  • WITH LOW COST 
  • 20-25% MORE HEIFERS

Call us for more information
, and to order this product!
1-800-876-2500
or
(cell) 1-920-650-1631

Available in two sizes:
0.25cc and 0.5cc


Packaged in resealable pouches of 10 doses per pack.

STORAGE CONDITIONS
Store product in refrigerator (5oC) for up to 6 months.  For long-term storage (up to 2 yrs.) keep in freezer (-20oC). 
Avoid sunlight.  Reseal unused product in packet during storage.


NOTE: During incubation, keep vial attached to the straw.  This will protect semen from exposure to air and water.






MODE OF ACTION
Heifer Plus works by enhancing the fertility of the X-chromosome bearing (female) sperm.  When inseminated, the sperm are sorted in the reproductive tract of the dam.  The result is more ova fertilized by the X-chromosome bearing (female) sperm.  Many producers are reporting a 5-20% increase in conception rates!




INSEMINATION
When breeding from a natural or synchronized heat: 
Use frequent heat detection (4-12 times/day) when using this product.  Inseminate according to AM-PM guidelines (12-14 hr. following first standing heat).  NOTE: With less frequent detection (1-2 times/day), breed at 6-8 hr. following first heat.

When breeding using OVSYNCHR:
Breed 16-20 hr. after the last GnRH injection.  Not recommended with appointment breeding.

When breeding super-ovulated heifers and cows:
Inseminate at 12 hr. and 24 hr. following first standing heat using multiple dose insemination when needed.  Not recommended for breeding at standing heat (0 hr.).



FARM RESULTS - 2008
The following data table shows some of the 2008 on-farm results of producers from across the US that used Heifer Plus.  This information was generated by dairy producers inseminating herd cows and heifers with Heifer Plus treated semen.  Most used 1/2cc doses and incubated for 20 minutes in the thaw bath.  The sex of the calf was determined by either ultrasound and/or calving observations.  the majority of animals were Holsteins.

 Producer  # of Calves
 Male 
Female
 % Female
 1  9  2  7  77%
 2  7  0  7  100%
 3  21  7  14  67%
 4  10  2  8  80%
 5  14  3  11  79%
 6  9  1  8  89%
 7  6  1  5  83%
 8  3  0  3  100%
 9  6  1  5  83%
 10  9  3  6  67%
 11  10  3  7  70%
 12  15  5  10  67%
 13  5  1  4  80%
 TOTAL  124  29  95  77%




ON-FARM TESTS OF FERTILITY USING HEIFER PLUS - 2008
The following is a table showing the results of on-farm fertility testing of Heifer Plus in dairy heifers and cows.  Most animals were bred at 12-16 hours after observed standing heat with a single 1/2cc dose of frozen semen treated with Heifer Plus.

Trial
Animals
# Bred
# Settled
% Settled
# Female
% Female
1
 heifers  10  7  70% 7
 100%
 2  heifers  16  14  87%  11  79%
 3  heifers  11  9  82%  7  77%
 4  cows  80  30  37.5%  20  67%
 5  cows  39  13  33%  10  77%
 TOTAL  all  156  73  47%  55  75%



*AlphaGenetics, Inc. (AG) does not control conditions under which its products are employed and notwithstanding the fact that the customers of AG have had a high degree of success in their employment of its products and techniques, AG does not give, and its agents and employees are forbidden to give, any warranty, express or implied, as to the description, quality, or productiveness of the results which may be obtained by the use of any products sold, or in connection with any techniques recommended, and AG expressly disclaims any responsibility of any kind with respect of the use of its products or the employment of its techniques.  AG warrants that it has good title to the products sold.  AG makes no other warranty of any kind whatever, express or implied, and all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are hereby disclaimed.