55% of all pedigree calves are sired by AI Sires. The proportion of calves sired by AI Sires ranges from 25% (Aubrac) to 92% (Belgian Blue).
Above, we can see the ‘Numbers of AI Sires & Stockbulls used to sire Beef Pedigree Calves born in 2018’. As mentioned above there is some variation between the porportion of calves sired by AI accross breeds. Belgiun Blue, Charolais and Simmental breeds have the highest % of AI usage compared with stockbull usage. In contrast Aubrac, Peidmontese and Shorthorn have the lowest % of AI usage compared with stockbull usage.