While the benefits of IVF are widely acknowledged among dairy producers, its only more recently that the beef industry has seen how IVF can be applied to their businesses. While purebred herds benefit from the ability to mass-produce offspring from their top show females, commercial herds can also use IVF to quickly spread a highly valuable trait throughout their herd.
Beef cows often make the best IVF donors, and are known for producing many oocytes per collection. It’s therefore not surprising that the number of beef herds benefiting from Boviteq West’s services has been steadily growing as this information becomes more widely known. Many beef producers take advantage of the ability to bank up large quantities of frozen embryos from their best donors, which they can then implant later during the busy breeding season. Collections can even be done year round, thanks to our ability to safely perform IVF collections on pregnant donors. Furthermore, our Reverse Sorting service enables beef producers to breed for whatever gender they need most in their herd.