Bovine embryo transfer helps improve herd genetics

Bovine embryo transfer helps improve herd genetics

Iowa Farmer Today

Beef and dairy producers want the animals in their herds to possess the best genetics possible. But a cow can have only one calf per year, which limits how widely desirable genetics can be transmitted into the next generation. That’s where bovine embryo transfer comes in. It’s a growing practice among producers that, in the past, required veterinarians to perform surgery, but now can be completed with a much less invasive procedure that takes as little as 20 minutes.

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