Cloning Services | Trans Ova Genetics

Trans Ova Livestock Cloning

Cloning livestock empowers you to leverage the value of your most profitable animals

At Trans Ova Genetics, we have been devoted to livestock reproductive technology for 40 years. This includes the entire toolbox of assisted reproductive technology including embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, sexed semen, genetic preservation and cloning. Our team of devoted scientists, caring veterinarians and expert professionals are the leaders in livestock cloning with literally thousands of cloned cattle, pigs, sheep and goats produced since our first cloned calf was born in 1998.

The production of your cloned calf, piglet, lamb and kid is diligently nurtured by a dedicated team of trained professionals who have years of experience in a successful program. With 40 years of experience delivering healthy animals to our clients, they are unparalleled in the world of cloning technology.



Trans Ova Genetics is proud to be a worldwide leader in animal genetic preservation and cloning. We’ve successfully cloned thousands of farm animals and preserved the genes of thousands more. We bring over four decades of expertise in assisted reproductive technologies to meet the needs of our clients. Our team of veterinary scientists works in close collaboration with breeders and farmers to understand and deliver answers for their needs.

Whether your business is managing beef or dairy cattle, pigs, goats or sheep, we can help you greatly expand the reproductive potential of your top animals, keep up with demand for their semen, embryos and offspring, preserve their genes as insurance against unexpected injury or loss, quickly improve performance, quality, consistency and predictability within your herd, and expand your marketing opportunities.

Our Services

Genetic Preservation (GP)

A Genetic Preservation preserves the cells and DNA from your elite animal. Starting with a small tissue sample, we produce millions of cells, that are genetically identical to your special animal, after a culture period of several weeks. At that point the cells are frozen for long term storage. A small portion of those cells will be used should you decide to clone in the future. The fee for a Genetic Preservation is $1600.

Express Tissue Bank (ETB)

An Express Tissue Bank allows for the preservation of DNA from an elite animal on an economical basis. Several small tissue samples are frozen intact to produce an ETB. If you are not sure you will ever clone the animal but want to preserve the DNA while you can, this may be the option for you. If you do decide to clone later, the ETB will be cultured into a GP to get the individual cells that we need to clone, and the GP fee will be incurred at that time.The fee for an ETB is $500.

Cloning

All our livestock programs are offered as live animal programs. Trans Ova Genetics will produce cloned embryos in their lab to implant into TOG recipients, which will be gestated and birthed at TOG. The babies are raised to weaning at Trans Ova Genetics and delivered to clients after weaning. This includes a live calf, live piglet, live lamb and live goat program.Some options like the pig and small ruminant programs have an on-farm option where the client can use their own recipients as well.The cloning programs vary by species. Please contact a Trans Ova representative for details on your species.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you breed pigs for show or for food production, the ability to multiply the impact of exceptional animals on the breeding herd through conventional reproduction is limited. Trans Ova helps you more effectively leverage your most valuable pigs by creating genetic twins to enhance breeding efforts and improve performance throughout the herd.

Some goats and sheep far outperform their peers. Trans Ova’s cloning services enable you to multiply the impact of these exceptional animals with superior performance and phenotype. By producing genetic ‘twins’, we can help you speed the production of the next generation of superior genetics, improving performance throughout the herd.

Not all animals have the same income potential. Whether your business is dairy cattle, beef cattle, bucking bulls, longhorns or exotic cattle, we help you identify, preserve and reproduce the genetics of your top-producing cattle. We can help you create multiple genetic ‘twins’ to your top-producing dam, thereby greatly increasing the number of embryos and offspring.

You also have the opportunity to simultaneously mate her genetic ‘twins’ to multiple sires, which can help you quickly identify the ‘magical mating’ that produces the next generation of exceptional genetics. Additional copies of a top-producing sire ensure that you’ll have enough semen supplies to meet demand and will expand your opportunities to offer natural service sires.