||Select Sires (2011 BFBA)
Select Sires, Inc. is the largest producer of bovine semen in the U.S. This new calf campus is designed to receive 45-day-old genetically valuable calves transported from a company that conducts embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization methods with cattle. The young calves reside in Barn A for 30-35 days during which time they are weaned from a milk diet to a grain and hay diet. Each calf resides in a well-bedded pen providing 35 SF per animal for its comfort and welfare. When 75-80 days old, the calves are transferred to Barn B where they will reside until six months old. The buildings are designed to reduce the risk of the calves developing respiratory disease; the facility and buildings are designed to achieve biosecurity separation to further protect the health of these animals.