The F1 tiger stripe cow is the undisputed “Queen of the South” Her ability to thrive in tougher environments makes her value unlimited to cattlemen all across the south. Research has backed the claims of cattlemen that the maximized heterosis the tiger stripe cow possesses, allows her to be the productive, long-lasting commercial cow option along the Gulf Coast. However, the toughest part of the tiger stripe Female may be the puzzle of how to create her. For one, it isn’t cost-effective for commercial producers to run a set of purebred cows alongside the commercial cows, plus there is a substantial loss of value on all the males produced from this cross. This ultimately led to the creation of the ProGentus GenPlus Golden Certified Braford heifer sexed embryo. The ProGentus F1 tiger stripe is the creation of matching some of the most progressive seedstock genetics from producers that have spent multiple generations establishing cow families and sire groups that work for commercial cattlemen. The genetics represented in the ProGentus tiger stripe replacements can easily be described as “maternal perfection”. When you think of the cow power, when you think of the bull power, when you think of the earning potential, the ProGentus F1 embryos become a sound investment for every commercial cattle producer.
ProGentus F1 replacement female embryos continue to make a name for themselves for the cattlemen that utilized the advanced reproductive technology offered by Trans Ova Genetics. They bring the extra shot of hybrid vigor that allows them not only to excel from a maternal aspect, but the resulting offspring just get the job done from a performance perspective. So, in a business where pounds pay it becomes an easy choice to jump on the bandwagon. On a personal note, having a family that runs F1 cows in southeastern Oklahoma, I will never tell a commercial producer that the only way to be successful is by using ProGentus embryos. But like I told my granddad, “We don’t have to use the advanced reproductive technology, we just have to compete against those that do”. It’s that perspective that has given us the clarity to say it’s not a question of if we will put in some embryos, but when we will get it done. This decision will allow us to take some of the most progressive genetics in the country and in one generation jump from our basic commercial cow population to a uniform herd of elite-level females that just make money, now that is “the ultimate shortcut”.