Articles | Volume 66, issue 1
Original study
02 Mar 2023
Original study |  | 02 Mar 2023

Evaluation of semen parameters from Fleckvieh–Simmental bulls and the influence of age and season of collection

Radek Filipčík, Zuzana Rečková, Vojtěch Pešan, Oleksandra Konoval, and Tomáš Kopec

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The aim of this paper was to evaluate semen parameters from Czech Fleckvieh bulls used in artificial insemination (AI) in the Fleckvieh population. We analyzed 1029 samples from 46 Fleckvieh bulls from one AI station. Semen from the bulls was collected once a week, which is not usual in other AI stations. We also assessed sperm quality parameters of ejaculate before freezing and after thawing. The ejaculate parameters were evaluated in relation to the collection season and the age of the bulls.