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Prime Valley Farms Utilizes Genetic Preservation in Wagyu Breed

July 16, 2020

"We have a very special and rare 100% fullblood Wagyu cow.  She is the only cow with her genetics in the USA!  The incredible thing about Wagyu is that we can not get genetics from Japan any longer, export of semen, cattle, or embryos is banned.  She is a beautiful cow with a kind disposition (photo above).   We want to preserve her cell line for possible future use once this cow now passes on.  She is valuable and we could sell her offspring for an outcross to the current Wagyu gene pool. Trans Ova helped us to gather her cell…

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Emerson Angus uses ET and IVF to Multiply Success

July 8, 2020

Emerson Angus "We are a small, registered-Angus producer in Florida, focusing on moderate, deep and wide females. We've honed our genetics down to using a handful of cows as our donors. We now only use Trans Ova and we love working with our customer service representative, Allison May. Always pleasant and upbeat, she responds promptly whenever we call and willingly helps in every way she can. She uses both her extensive knowledge of the industry and her understanding of our herd’s genetic goals to help guide us toward sound decisions. We feel confident in her commitment to make sure we succeed…

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What You Need to Know About Embryo Exports

February 9, 2018

For many years, cattle producers have been shipping embryos and semen across the country. This has become second nature to many people within the industry. One growing trend is exporting embryos to other countries. To export to another country there are testing requirements for the donors, bulls and even the embryos.  So where does someone even start? We had the opportunity to sit down with Trans Ova Genetics Export Coordinator, Nicole Seible and discuss the key facts to know when it comes to exporting embryos to other countries. What countries are we able to export to? Trans Ova Genetics can…

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Do You Know Where Your Embryos Are?

January 25, 2018

By Dorene Vander Zwaag Trans Ova Genetics’ many locations and satellites bring our toolbox of services even closer to the client than ever! It is not uncommon for a client to work with several locations at once, due to owner partnerships, online sales, or purchasing an aspiration or flush on a high-quality female.  This is all wonderful news for you, the client, until it’s time to start thinking about locating those embryos! You call to your Trans Ova client service representative to inquire, and they tell you that the embryos you are looking for are, for example, in our Maryland office!…

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In Vitro Fertilization & Embryo Transfer: A Comparison

July 7, 2017

Many breeders have elite females from which they can market valuable genetics and offspring. With the use of advanced reproductive technologies, more offspring can be propagated to help multiply the success of breeding and marketing programs. While many breeders are familiar with embryo transfer (ET), an increasing number of breeders are implementing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) into their reproductive programs. Embryo Transfer Conventional (in vivo) ET involves specific hormonal treatment (with follicle stimulating hormone) of donor cows and heifers to cause multiple follicles to ovulate. The donors are bred using artificial insemination (AI) following super ovulation after estrus (standing heat).…

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