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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by darcelina4 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 am

I would do the blood test preg test at 30 days as it will cost less than $5 each so you dont miss another month if they are open.



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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by Till-Hill » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:28 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:12 am
I also use heifers - or cows. Embryologists like heifers because you don't have "left-over calving infections".
All my heifers have years of history in my herd. I would never be afraid to use one.
About 40 years ago, we had a halfblood heifer that did not want her calf. Never has happened again. Hopefully I'm not jinxing myself. I know it happens, but I think mothering ability is heritable.
I've use heifers about 90% of the time. I have access to them (crossbred beef x dairy) and don't have to sort off calves and I have yet to have a mothering issue with Angus or Simmental crosses on dairy cows. Limmi's well that's a different story!

Calving ease is something to watch tho in the mating of the egg.

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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by Redgully » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:37 am

Sitting at about 55 days now, all looking good. We preg test next Thursday and will be sexing the calves too. Nervous and excited. Fingers crossed for heifers!

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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:42 pm

That sounds great!!!
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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by Redgully » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:45 am

Results are in. 100% success! Feeling quite chuffed, just need to get them out alive now. Vet is confident we have one boy and one girl. Due July 19th.

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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:56 am

That is great! Congrats!
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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by Redgully » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:05 pm

If i can find this thread again in july i will post pics of calves.

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Re: First time doing embryo question.

Post by greggy » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:11 pm

As far as forums go....it is not high volume, so it will be waiting for you :D

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