Back in the autumn of 2018 after many false starts the Society was finally able to export semen to Chile for the first time. One of the main requirements for exports to the Americas is that the bull should repeatedly test negative for Smallenberg (at least 3 times during and after semen collection) and this had previously proved to be a significant stumbling block. But we were able to qualify semen from Beechgroves Excalibur at Cogent and our customer, Jorge Aubel very kindly ordered 120 straws of 4M Sexed and 480 straws of Conventional semen from Excalibur to be used in cross breeding and now, as you will see from Jorge’s photo, there are Guernsey cattle in Chile. Jorge is very pleased with his cross breds and has promised that he will be contacting the Society in the Spring for more semen – so a very successful conclusion to the deal.
The Society also has a regular trade supplying the Blonde d’Aquitaine Services in Holland with conventional semen used in cross breeding and has recently sold a quantity of both 4M Sexed and Conventional Beechgroves Spitfire to a new customer in Germany.