We have recently setup a Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET) service to offer to both clients and non-clients of the practice. This service can be used not only by pedigree breeders but also commercial farmers who are looking to improve the genetic makeup of their herds. We use the information from the AHDB Herd Genetic Reports to identify the most profitable animals on farm and then use these animals as the donor cows and heifers to flush and gain high genetic merit embryos from, then implanting these embryos into lower genetic merit animals. This results in a faster improvement in herd genetics.
We received a Grant from the Agritech Cornwall Innovation Scheme, part of the ERDF’s European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 which part funded costs towards setting up this service, which has enabled us to expand our business offering as well as provide new innovation to boost the agricultural technology sector in Cornwall overall.