Radio Script


Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
IN VITRO FERTILIZATION IN BEEF CATTLE RADIO SCRIPT Good morning and thank you for joining us for the Wellman-Union FFA weekly Agriscience report. This is and I am joined today by Wellman- Union FFA members , and . Our weekly report focuses on current and technologically advanced issues, topics, and practices in agriculture. Last month we discussed the science behind “RoundUp-Ready” cotton and it’s potential for profit. tell us what’s on tap for today. Well , today we will be discussing one of the newest and most technologically advanced tools in beef cattle genetics. A method of reproduction that could allow a producer to receive a genetically superior calf crop from genetically inferior dams, all from the seed-stock of one female, and all in one calving season. Imagine a two-year-old heifer with a natural calf at her side while being the dam of an additional one-hundred calves on the ground, alive and well, and in the same calving season. It sounds wild but reproductive physiologists say that this is quite possible with In Vitro Fertilization, and other recently developed techniques. Basically guys, In Vitro Fertilization allows one female to have multiple offspring in one calving season. This is accomplished by having a number of her fertilized eggs implanted into the reproductive tracts of surrogate mothers. Before we begin discussing In Vitro Fertilization let’s take a look back at some of the developments that led-up to
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
it’s present day use. Embryo transfer, which was first used, is now old hat in the cattle industry, . At first, cows were super ovulated through various hormone injections and the resulting ova, or female sex cells, were collected surgically in a veterinary hospital and then transferred to recipient females for development. Next, non-surgical on the farm procedures were developed, and embryo transfer was used
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course AGSD 420 taught by Professor Kylemcgregor during the Spring '11 term at Tarleton.

Page1 / 5


This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online