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South Korea: Gyeonggi-do Jersey fertilized egg transplantation project produces the first calf

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Published Dec 28, 2023

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The Gyeonggi Livestock Promotion Center successfully produced its first calf through the transplantation of Jersey fertilized eggs, marking a milestone in spreading the new breed of brown dairy cows. The fertilized eggs were imported from overseas to manage the bloodline of Jersey breeds, with a 50% conception rate among the cows that received the transplanted eggs. The center plans to distribute the jersey calves to farms that have joined the Jersey Breeding Farmers' Council in the province to revitalize the industry.
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[Livestock News Reporter Min Byeong-jin] Gyeonggi Livestock Promotion Center (Director Ahn Yong-gi) produced its first calf through ‘Jersey fertilized eggs’ . This is the first calf produced since fertilized egg transplantation began last March to spread the new breed of brown dairy cow, the ‘Jersey’ breed. These fertilized eggs were imported from overseas for bloodline management of Jersey breeds, including preventing inbreeding, and 8 Jersey fertilized eggs were transplanted into 8 Korean beef cows. Of these, 4 are pregnant (50% conception rate) and 3 more are scheduled to be delivered in the future. To revitalize the Jersey industry, the Jersey calves produced this time will grow to 14 months of age and then produce fertilized eggs, which will be distributed free of charge to farms that have joined the Jersey Breeding Farmers' Council in the province. Director Ahn Yong-gi said, “The production of the first jersey calf using overseas fertilized eggs suggests that ...
Source: Chuksannews
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