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Why Wagyu Semen

We collect semen from our highest scoring Fullblood Wagyu bulls, for our own use, and to provide American and foreign ranchers with superior semen to improve the quality of their herds. From the outset we have used the best available methods to produce and store Wagyu embryos; where we use recipient cows that are impregnated with these embryos. We intend to commercialize cattle embryo transfers and expect embryo sales to start in 2008.

The semen of our elite 12 GeneStar bull Bar R Sanjirou 4P is collected at ORIgen, a semen collection facility in Billings, Montana. ORIgen was set up in 2001 "to ensure the future success of the independent seedstock producer. Over time, the ORIgen Model spawned its core foundational values to create a company that assists in genetic value creation and capture, solely to benefit the industry and ultimately the "ORIgenal" genetic producer, to ensure their sustainable success and independence."

EBS West in Capitan, NM, situated at a cool 7,000-foot altitude, collects semen for our other bulls. The area around Capitan provides what many feel is the ultimate quality semen collection environment. It is known that heat and humidity stress can cause severe short-term damage to a bull's fertility. That's why LMCC picked EBS West. The average daily temperature is 60 degrees and humidity is below 30 percent.

A large majority of dairy cows in the U.S., Canada and European countries are artificially inseminated. Artificial insemination of beef cows is also popular, particularly in purebred herds. The advantage of AI over natural service is that it facilitates rapid genetic improvement by allowing use of only the top bulls. Some bulls have sired more than 100,000 offspring via AI.