8 March 2002

Semen service takes on first bulls

THE first bulls were delivered to the newly licensed UK Sire Services Venton Stud in Dartington, Devon, this week.

The company was formed to offer a custom semen collection service to British breeders and reports that 122 bulls representing 26 breeds have already been booked in this year.

They will stand for two months at stud, and the £2000 doses collected will equate to a charge of £1/straw/bull.

"There is a huge diversity of breeds in the UK. More and more beef breeders worldwide recognise that through AI they have access to the best genetics in the world," said director Rob Wills. &#42