The Worldwide Leader in Accurate and Precise Automated Semen Analysis

A-Tech News and Updates

Sion & A-Tech Global Dairy Cattle Progressive Motility Field Trial

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In 2008 A-Tech Global and Sion Israel began a long term study to establish a correlation between dosing semen by progressive motility and pregnancy rates in dairy cattle. The trial was conducted in field conditions at more than 500 dairy farms with over 6,000 cows participating making it the most comprehensive fertility study ever conducted in Israel.  For dose preparation and quality control Sion Israel used a new technology: The SQA-Vb (Bull) Automated Semen Analyzer.  The SQA-Vb can accurately dose samples based on Progressive Motile Sperm in 45 seconds, perform post thaw quality control, and much more.  The system was quickly integrated into Sion's semen processing operation and was the technology of choice for this fertility trial.  With the much anticipated phase 3 results set to shake up the industry, A-Tech Global wanted to acknowledge the excellent work of Sion and provide our customers with some more information about their organization.

Sion A.I. was founded in 2001 through a merger between the On and Hasherut A.I. cooperatives. Sion currently maintains 240 bulls located in three different sites.  Each year, approximately 350,000 inseminations are performed in Israel, 92.5% with local semen from the Israeli-Holstein breed.  The Israeli dairy cattle population has the highest average milk and milk solids production in the world, even though dairy production is influenced by heat stress for most of the year.  Israeli bulls transmit outstanding genetics for milk yield and components, and excel in fertility, longevity and udder health traits. Sion employs 36 insemination technicians.  Currently, 88% of the dairy herds are involved in the DHI system. Insemination information is recorded by the technicians on hand-held computer terminals. This system allows for error-free data transfer to the central Israel Cows Breeders Association – ICBA computer.  Semen collection starts when bulls are 14 months old. Genetic evaluations are computed biannually, and the status of the bulls and cows are reevaluated after each new genetic evaluation.  For more information, please visit Sion's Website: www.sion-israel.com.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure:

A-Tech CEO Marcia Deutsch and US Director (and blog author) Eric Carver making a new friend at Sion:


"The Team" at lunch time:


A beautiful shot of Sion's facility from across the field:


Two mechanics "checking the oil":


A heart-felt endorsement letter from Director of Science and Production Yoel Zeron:


Want to learn more?  Click the logo below:

Ice Cold for 2010 | The A-Tech Global QwikCheck Gold (BULL) Now Tests Frozen Bovine Semen!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009
New for 2010, the A-Tech Global QwikCheck Gold (BULL) now tests Fresh AND Frozen semen - can you take the cold?

 

Both tests take only 45 seconds and deliver results far more accurate than other methods available.  Affordable, objective, and field-strong engineering make the QwikCheck Gold (BULL) the perfect choice for any Veterinarian dealing with Bovine reproduction.  Set yourself apart from the crown and offer your customers the following information in 45 seconds:

Reported Semen Parameters: FRESH
Total Sperm Concentration - Millions/milliliter
Motility - %
Morphology - % Normal
Progressive Motility - %
Motile Sperm Concentration - Millions/milliliter
Progressively Motile Sperm Concentration - Millions/milliliter
Velocity - Microns/second
# Sperm - Billions per sample
# Progressively Motile Sperm - Billions per sample
# Motile Sperm - Billions per sample

Reported Semen Parameters: FROZEN
Motile Sperm Concentration - Millions/milliliter
Progressively Motile Sperm Concentration - Millions/milliliter
Velocity - Microns/second
Motile Sperm - Per Staw/Semen
Progressively Motile Sperm - Volume

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE SEE PRODUCT PAGE HERE

Recent Posts


Tags


Archive