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Offline Finsky

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Re: Thoughts about artificial insemination
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2007, 11:50:49 PM »
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I suppose that those breeders know what they are doing because their living depends on success of they queens.
And special  queens are not intended in direct honey production?

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Re: Thoughts about artificial insemination
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2007, 08:40:38 AM »
>And special  queens are not intended in direct honey production?

Exactly.  No reason to buy one unless you are producing queens.
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Re: Thoughts about artificial insemination
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2007, 09:59:28 AM »
For what it's worth AI is not always used to improve a breed.. it is used very often to control WHEN a cow will calf ( or mare will foal ) and to prevent possible injury to the cow or mare from natural breeding not because of genetic improvement . There is also a  BIG difference in what people call improvements. Especially when you are talking horses. I just dont want people out there to think they are ALWAYS getting something better or higher quality just because of AI. I have seen AI used to keep a breed pure only and had nothing to do with any type of improvement.

 

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