Blog & News Releases: Cloning

Preservation of Rare, Heritage, or Endangered Breeds and Species

April 6, 2022

By Diane Broek Recently, I received an invitation to participate in a Gene Banking Workshop Webinar,  which had representatives from The Livestock Conservancy, ViaGen Pets, ST Technologies, Stallion AI Services, Nature’s Safe, and Trans Ova Genetics. The workshop was specifically organized to share the different preservation services that can be utilized to preserve the DNA of rare, heritage, or endangered animals.   The workshop can be found recorded on The Livestock Conservancy website. The Webinar shares footage of the black-footed ferret, which is the result of work ViaGen Pets and partners have performed to preserve that species.  In the process, I…

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Livestock Cloning – How long?

March 29, 2022

How Long Does it Take to Produce a Cloned Calf, Piglet, Lamb, or Kid? The process of livestock cloning and the time involved is determined by the species you are cloning. For Bovine the process begins the day you order a kit to take a tissue sample on your rock star.  Trans Ova Genetics will send the kit the same day or when requested.  When the sample receives the kit, they can take the sample as soon as possible and return it using the Fed Ex labels provided.  You want to take the samples and return them the same day,…

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Cloning Frequently Asked Questions

March 23, 2022

Why do livestock breeders such as myself, use cloning technology? A: Through the cloning process, progressive producers can duplicate the animals that contribute the most value in their herds and forward their goals to produce more efficient, healthier animals, and better quality food products. The influence of these animals, through breeding, can help create a more consistent supply of tender, flavorful beef, for example. Another example of a cloning application is in the case of an animal lost early in its breeding career due to death or injury; perhaps even before the value of its genetics was fully discovered. Cloning…

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Hello, 2022!

January 4, 2022

By Diane Broek WHAT’S NEW IN JANUARY? So besides the extremely cold weather and a new strain of Covid 19 – what are some GOOD THINGS we can look forward to in 2022?  Trans Ova Genetics is starting out with a bang with booths and team members present at the major shows this spring.  In January, you will find us at the Cattleman’s Congress, the National Western Stock Show, the National Cattleman’s Beef Association convention and the Ft. Worth Stock Show followed closely by the San Antonio Stock Show, the Iowa Beef Expo, the Houston Stock Show, among others.  So…

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Happy Holidays from TOG Cloning

December 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…

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