Embryo & Surrogate Work
Princess was our first purchase in this venture of Lowline Cattle. She provided many embryos for processing as well as for implants into surrogate females through the Embryo Transfer Program with Embryogenex, located in Vernon, BC. ET is widely used in the beef and dairy industries. ET is a cornerstone of many breeding programs and has allowed many breeders to excel. However, ET is not necessarily only for breeders of pure-bred animals. Many high producing grade dairy cows animals in the United States have been used as ET donors. ET is an involved process and attention to many details is important. In the 20+ years since ET has become commercially viable, many changes have occurred in embryo collection, transfer, freezing and thawing processes. Dr. Brian McOnie, a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Embryo Transfer Association, International Embryo Transfer Society and the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, personally attends to all the ET on the Silverhills farm.
By using surrogates and the ET program, the rate of success is far greater than most other methods. For those individuals who want to start small, an initial female Lowline and surrogate females will enable them to grow their herd slowly and methodically as they themselves get use to this breed of cattle. Our own program has been extremely success to the point where our Lowline females are now giving birth to their own calves both through natural ways of cattle romance and embryo transfers. For more information about ET and how effective it is, visit Embryogenex web site.
We do have semen available. As you can see by the pictures, these cattle are
versatile and easy to feed, graze and herd. The calves are small and sturdy so that they can survive all weather types upon birth.
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