Conventional flushing and embryo transfer is the bedrock for a successful progressive cattle operation. For over 50 years this technology has been refined into a highly reliable and consistent method for proliferating high valued animals.
HOW IT WORKS
This method consists of stimulating donors with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), artificially inseminating (AI) the donor, then collecting or, "flushing" the embryos from the uterus. The embryos collected can then be transferred into synchronized recipients (Fresh Transfer) or frozen (DT method) for later use.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
One major benefit to conventional flushing is the consistent conception rates from frozen embryos. This provides producers the opportunity to build a quality frozen embryo bank with the confidence of a targeted pregnancy rate in the future.
Conventional flushing is the most practical means of embryo production for cattle that routinely respond and produce embryos using this technology.
The management and preparation for a conventional flush requires a moderate level of skill and knowledge about general animal handling, additionally, it requires an expert level AI technician and above average facilities to ensure safety for the technician and animal. At Hoofstock Genetics, we take pride in providing state of the art facilities and highly trained AI technicians to achieve the highest rate of success.
Want to learn more about Conventional Flushing and Embryo Transfer? We would love to answer any questions you may have. Contact us at (817)-613-6095 to schedule a Q&A with a Hoofstock Expert.
Typically, you can have your donor flushed every 6 to 8 weeks.
Target flush date is no earlier than 60 days postpartum.
At least 3 straws of conventional semen. We do not recommend using sexed sorted semen for conventional flushing.
Your donor will be on board for approximately 17 days.
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