Happy Holidays from TOG Cloning
Dec 10, 2021
By Diane Broek
The cloning blog for this month will touch on the sentimental side of our business. In addition to being a holiday month, December also marks the 41st year of business for Trans Ova Genetics. That in itself is remarkable. But I would also like to share just a little bit about our cloning history as well. In 1996, the Roslin Institute produced the first cloned mammal – Dolly the Sheep. It is hard to believe that was 25 years ago. In 1998, Trans Ova Genetics produced their first cloned calf – a Holstein female. In 2023 it will be our 25th year as well so I think we need to start planning a celebration….don’t you?
Over the years, we have been blessed to produce thousands of cloned animals. They have contributed greatly to their owners’ herd and to their breeds in terms of embryos and semen production. It is hard to comprehend that there are literally millions of descendants of cloned animals that have contributed to the improvement of the livestock industry as we know it today. We also utilize cloning for the preservation of endangered or rare species and genotypes. And we use cloning as a valuable part of the equation in the production of Gene Edited animals for precision breeding, biopharmaceutical purposes, or as medical models. Trans Ova Genetics has been fortunate to collaborate with some truly great companies in the production of these animals that will help benefit mankind.
So in this month of Christmas, we are grateful for many things…..
- for our incredible forward thinking clients,
- for the rock star animals we get to work with every day,
- for the benefits they bring to their owners and breeds,
- for the science that allows us to utilize the gifts we are given,
- for the devoted team members at TOG who are passionate about this science and animal care,
- for our company, Trans Ova Genetics, who has always understood the power of the technology and supported our journey.
And finally, we are grateful for the most important reason for the season, the birth of our Savior. Merry Christmas to all!
Advanced Technology Sales and Production Manager
For more information on cloning, visit our livestock cloning page or past cloning blog posts.