Artificial Insemination (FTAI)
Fixed Time Artificial Insemination (FTAI) is a cost effective reproductive biotechnology that is ideal for increasing the overall genetics of your herd while also significantly increasing profitability in your beef operation. Led and performed by reproduction specialist, Alfonso Serrano, Bionova is currently the only service provider of FTAI commercially in the Philippines.
Stage A: Selection by Ultrasound
All cows who will undergo the FTAI program will undergo an evaluation. This will help Identify the cows able to be induced with hormones and to be inseminated after the treatment. Ovarian structures and body condition score will be evaluated and we will confirm how many cows present anestrous condition.
Stage B: Hormonal Treatment
All qualified cows will them be subjected to hormonal treatment. Using a combination of hormones – heats and ovulation will be synchronized to have a better chances of high pregnancy rates without the need of heat detection.
Stage C: Insemination Procedure
As soon as the cows are in heat and synchronized, they will be subjected to Artificial Insemination (AI) procedure. This is the main way of reproduction without the use of a live bull.
Stage D: Diagnosis by Ultrasound
28 to 30 days after insemination, the inseminated cows can be identified if already pregnant. Real time ultrasound will be used to give early and accurate pregnancy diagnosis than rectal palpation