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Embryo Transfer in the Beef Herd

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Publication Number: P2681
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Most female breeding cattle produce one calf per year. Embryo transfer (ET) allows a producer to quickly multiply the genetics of the top females in the herd. When artificially inseminated with semen from bulls with high genetic merit, these top females produce calves with superior genetics. Females in the herd with less desirable genetics can serve as recipients for the embryos, and the overall genetic quality of the herd may be drastically improved in a short amount of time.


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Beef cattle

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Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management
Professor and Head
Beef cattle
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef cattle production and nutrition