ABOUT HERDFLEX™

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.

WHAT ARE SIMVITRO® HERDFLEX EMBRYOS?

SimVitro® HerdFlex beef embryos are grade 1 IVF embryos commercially produced by the JR Simplot Company. The embryos are created using Simplot’s Genetic Recover Oocytes (GROs) from beef herds in the USA to match your specific needs.

2.

WHAT ARE SIMPLOT GENETIC RECOVER OOCYTES (GROS)?

Simplot GROs are the specific oocytes used to create SimVitro® HerdFlex beef embryos. Simplot GROs are sourced based on your goals and needs. The GROs are mated to a proven sire to maximize the resulting embryo’s genetic potential.

3.

HOW ARE SIMVITRO® HERDFLEX BEEF EMBRYOS DIFFERENT FROM STANDARD BEEF X DAIRY BREEDING?

The beef x dairy cross calf market continues to see declining premiums. A full-breed beef calf can see greater premiums.

4.

HOW DO I ORDER HERDFLEX BEEF EMBRYOS FOR MY OPERATION?

SimVitro® HerdFlex beef embryos are available for order through a network of distributors. Locate your Local Distributor using our distribution map, and contact a representative today.

5.

WILL HERDFLEX BEEF EMBRYOS INCREASE THE PROFITABLITY OF MY CALVES?

Depending on market price for day-old calves, HerdFlex beef calves can earn more than day-old Jersey and day-old Holstein calves.

6.

DO SIMVITRO® HERDFLEX BEEF EMBRYOS NEGATIVELY AFFECT CALVING EASE?

No, SimVitro® HerdFlex beef embryos Sire’s are specifically chosen with calving ease in mind and should not negatively affect calving.

7.

WHAT IS THE GENETIC LEVEL OF CALVES FROM SIMVITRO® HERDFLEX BEEF EMBRYOS?

SimVitro® HerdFlex beef embryos can be customized as best as possible to meet your unique and specific genetic needs.

8.

WHAT PREGNANCY RATES CAN I EXPECT WITH SIMVITRO® HERDFLEX BEEF EMBRYOS?

You can expect to achieve pregnancy rates similar to the rates achieved by Artificial Insemination. Heat stressed and repeat breeders can even expect an improvement in pregnancy rate over AI because the transferred embryo circumvents fertility-related challenges and starts with the placement of an already viable embryo. Pregnancy rates do however vary greatly because of factors like environment, animal management, recipient quality and season.

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