Cloned Iowa cattle await OK from FDA

Cloned Iowa cattle await OK from FDA

Iowa State Daily

DES MOINES – Executives at a northwestern Iowa company that clones bulls are waiting to hear whether federal officials will allow meat and milk from the animals’ offspring to be sold.

Jan Schuiteman, chief executive officer of TransOva Genetics, of Sioux Center, said the company has been waiting two years for the Food and Drug Administration to make a decision regarding the bulls, which cost up to $20,000 apiece. They can be selected for certain traits, including producing calves that yield high-quality beef.

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