There are many possibilities when using synchronisation in the suckler herd, including tightening the calving pattern and producing enhanced genetics through the use of AI. The technology has been around for decades, yet uptake remains poor.

The low use of AI in commercial and pedigree herds has stifled genetic progress, especially concerning traits such as milk production and fertility. Using highly reliable maternal AI sires on the suckler herd will generate a reliable source of replacement heifers and in turn speed up genetic progress.