What Are Over Production Animals?
Jul 20, 2022
By Diane Broek
In the course of discussing your future plans for cloning, your representative will indicate that there is a specific price for contracted calves (or lambs, kids, or sows) and another price for over-production or non-ordered animals.
If I were you, I would ask “What are Over Production animals and why are they important? Are they offered at a different price?”
- We will implant into more recipients than are ordered for all cloned embryo transfers. Why? In an effort to get you the number ordered, we will implant based on the current conception and birthing rates. That means we will transfer ~8 – 10 embryos for each calf ordered for instance.
- Let’s use calves again as an example. We price the first calf as a contracted or ordered calf at $21,000. If you only order one calf, and we happen to get two or three calves, the second and third calf are considered over-production calves and are offered to you at half price or $10,000 each. The first calf is the contracted calf and will be at the contracted price of $21,000.
“Are we required to take all over production calves?”
- Yes, you are contractually required to take all over production calves however most clients are eager to get them since they cheapen up the average considerably.
“What if I get more than one over-production calf, that could be more than I can afford?”
- The first two over-production calves are offered to you at half price or $10,000 but on the very rare occasion where we may get more than two OP calves, we will drop the price again to $5,000 each for OP calf three or more.
“Are there OP scenarios for all species?“
- Yes, there are OP scenarios for cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats. Refer to your P & P document or your client service representative for more details.
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