TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Following the conduct of artificial insemination (AI) today in Barangay Laya East, the City Veterinary Services Office (CVSO) says artificial insemination (AI) technology can improve and upgrade native breed in terms of size, growth rate, performance and quality of product of cattle herd.
Dr. Carmen Wanas, Officer-in-Charge of the City Veterinarian Office, said artificial insemination is done at the request of a concerned livestock raiser and is followed by monitoring and certification of the artificially inseminated animals.
Artificially inseminated animals are observed to see if AI technology is successful in achieving pregnancy, according to Johnny Amiling, a CVSO Livestock Inspector who performed the AI on three huge cattle (2 carabao and 1 cow). He also gathers concerns and input from livestock raisers/farmers during monitoring, which he uses to persuade more people to use CVSO’s AI program.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bryan Layugan stated that progeny conceived by AI are identical to those conceived through the natural approach, but have a higher quality offspring due to the recipient cattle’s breed being upgraded to produce offspring with superior characteristics.
He also mentioned that AI technology could protect enormous animals from being hurt during mating.
According to CVSO statistics, the national AI conception rate as monitored and validated of pregnant cattle was exceeded by 132 big cattle artificially inseminated in 2021.