PRODUCTIVITY AND FRESH SEMEN CHARACTERISTICS OF SIMMENTAL BULL DIFFERENT AGES

Faisal Amri Satrio, Ni Wayan Kurniani Karja, Mohamad Agus Setiadi, Ekayanti Mulyawati Kaiin, Asep Kurnia, Bambang Purwantara

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This study aimed to determine the effect of age on bulls’ productivity and fresh semen characteristics of Simmental bull in Indonesia. A total of 1071 data of semen collection and production from four age groups (two years old (yo), four yo, ≥ 10 yo with high semen rejection (≥10 HR), and ≥ 10 yo with low semen rejection (≥10 LR) were used in this study to evaluate the productivity and characteristics of fresh semen. The results showed that the pre-freezing and post-freezing semen rejection rate of ≥10 HR group was higher (P<0.05) than the other groups. The four yo group had the percentage of second semen ejaculation each collection was higher (P<0.05) than the other groups. Furthermore, semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm concentration significantly increased (P<0.05) until four yo and then decreased (P<0.05) in ≥ 10 yo groups. The ≥10 HR group had the volume and total sperm concentration significantly different (P<0.05) with a group of ≥10 LR. Total sperm motility, individual motility, and mass movement were lower (P<0.05) in ≥10 HR than the other groups. In conclusion, age differences of bulls can affect the productivity and characteristics of fresh semen.

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age; bull; characteristic; fresh semen; productivity

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