Embryo Transfer Program

Wisconsin, United States
Our passion is to increase the genetic pool of the Chianina in the US. This beautiful animal originates from Tuscany, and dates back to Roman Times when they were used as draft animals. They are the largest bovine in the world. We are dedicated to increasing the genetic pool of Chianinas with imported semen from Italy and our three Chi...
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Overview

Our concept revolves around our passion for increasing the genetic pool of the Chianina breed of cattle in the United States. It is a beautiful animal that originates from Tuscany, and dates back to Roman Times when they were used as draft animals. They are the largest bovine in the world.

C & D Chianinas USA are dedicated to increasing the genetic pool of Chianinas. We have imported the semen of 3 top Chianina bulls out of Italy and are working with our three Chianina cows Miss Casoria, Miss Ventura and Miss Andriana in an embryo transfer program.

We superovulate the 3 cows, inseminate them with the imported semen and then flush between 6 and 9 embryos from each to implant into our surrogate mother herd. With a success factor of about 60% the 3 cows can produce up to 10 pure bred Chianina calves each embryo transfer program (4 per year). We aim to do four such programs in the next 12 months.

That could produce up to 40 Chianina calves. Compare that to the 3 cows each having one calf.

Your contribution will go towards paying the professionals involved in executing the embryo transfer program We have already purchased the semen, the Chianina donor cows and the surrogate mothers.

The top 30 contributors will be given the naming rights of the newborn calves. So start thinking of Italian names. We will also copy you with progress reports of their development and future.

In this way, we hope to diversify the Chianina genetic pool in the United States, and increase their numbers on our pastures nationwide.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people can't contribute, but can help by getting the word out and making some noise about our campaign. Whatever assistance you can give for this great cause would be greatly appreciated.

Please use your Facebook and other social media tools.

Thank you.

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