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1 our new Australian babies on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:56 pm

honeybrook

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Have a heifer and a bull calf born this month from Australian embryos. they are Lowline cattle
-essentially the angus of the 1930s preserved.

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2 Re: our new Australian babies on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:30 pm

Piet

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That is really cool and are very nice calves! The cattle industry really is at the front line with reproduction, like embryo transfers and frozen semen. Also it help that you can flush embryos and AI (from frozen)a lot more easily with cattle then you can do so for instance with horses.
I would like to see how these calves develop in the future, they look real cool.

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3 Re: our new Australian babies on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:07 am

uno

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Are the embryos transported frozen? Back in the 70s when my dad was doing this (from Italy) the embryos travelled in rabbits. What brand were the mother/carrier cows?

They look strong and healthy! I want one!

4 our babies on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:51 pm

honeybrook

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the embryos are transported frozen, these were collected and frozen in 2009. we implanted 6 and got 2 which I am told is average - 30-50%
will post pictures as they grow
they were implanted into Angus cross cows from our commercial herd. the real parents are Australian lowline. This breed maintains the good beef characteristics and temperment of the regular Angus cows but they are about 30% smaller.
the calves usually around 40-50 lb
and the cows around 900lb with the bulls around 1500-1700lb
Much more manageable and also the meat cuts are a better size.

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