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Cow Embryo Transfer

Castle Vets offer a complete Embryo Transfer (ET) service, including flushing, processing, implanting and/or freezing and storage.

ET is an advanced reproductive technology, recognised worldwide as the fastest and most economical method of genetic multiplication to increase the impact of outstanding animals in your herd.

ET helps you produce more offspring from cows that have proven themselves as good breeding animals. It can also shorten the generation interval for faster genetic progress when flushing a heifer with great genetic potential.

This will enable you to rapidly increase the numbers of high genetic merit animals in your herd, or simply provide a cost-effective tool in the day-to-day management of your herd’s fertility.

Castle Vets also provide a ‘stopper embryo’ service where a cheap, easy calving embryo is non-surgically inserted into problem breeder animals seven days after their heat. This gives a cost-effective increase in conception rates and provides an additional tool to keep highly productive animals within your herd.

Embryo flushing and implantation can take place in our Arrowquip crush at Barnard Castle or on farm if suitable facilities are available.

Download Cattle artificial insemination and embryo transfer leaflet (PDF 2.66MB)