Cattle Services

SEK’s expansion in 2005 allowed us to add an embryo transfer facility large enough to house donor cows, calves and recipients grazing out in shaded 5 to 25 acre grass traps with automatic water systems, plenty of bunk space, and a low stress environment while providing excellent care to donors, recipients, and embryo calves.

Why Use ET? Embryo transfer allows clients to multiply the impact of the elite females in the herd. Producers can market these genetics through embryo sales, and also sell flush rights on outstanding donor females. Many producers also enjoy incorporating outside genetics from other herds by purchasing embryos from other producers.

Facts Clients Should Know About Embryo Transfer.

  • 16-25% of all cows flushed will NOT produce a useful embryo.
  • 30% of donor cows produce 70% of the embryos collected.
  • Approximately 7-13% of the pregnancies diagnosed at 30 days will be lost before calving. (this usually takes place in the 1st 80 days).
  • The industry wide average for useful embryos per flush is 5 1/4 embryos.
  • Embryos placed average 55-60% pregnancy rate industry wide.
  • The most important factor for pregnancy establishment is the quality of the frozen or fresh embryo and recipient quality provided for embryo transfer.

We offer two options for our clients depending on their preference for recipient cows:

Setting up your Donor and Recipients: It is possible that customers can set up their own donors for flushing. In this case, the customer would call and arrange a date for flushing their cow and we will give them a schedule and protocol for beginning shots. The customer then would have to make arrangements to have the donor here on flush
day, along with any recipients.

TO book your donor OR for questions, call 1-800-443-6389.
Thank you for your interest in our donor services. We are always here to help educate our clients in any way. Please call us if we can assist you.

SEK Embryo transfer pricing: The following table highlights the costs associated with setting up an embryo transfer program at SEK. Please call us at 1-800-443-6389 for more information or to begin your program.

CATTLE EMBRYO TRANSFER PRICING

PRICE

RESIDENT DONOR FLUSH FEE
Includes, EstroTect patch, Multimin, PI BVD test, CIDR, Lutalyse, AI, fluids & flushing supplies. Does not include semen or super ovulation drugs (FSH).

$325.00 per flush

NON-RESIDENT DONOR FLUSH FEE
Does not include drugs, CIDR, semen or AI. But does include flushing fluids and supplies.

$250.00 per flush

SUPER OVULATION DRUGS (FSH)

Market Value

DFR (DOMINANT FOLLICLE REMOVAL)

$35.00 per donor

FREEZING FEE

$40.00 per embryo

TRANSFER FEE

$50.00 per embryo

DONOR BOARDING
*Horn measurement over 20” tip to tip

$5.00 per day
$10.00 per day

CALF BOARD

$1.00 per day

CLIENT OWNED RECIPIENT BOARD
*Horn measurement over 20” tip to tip

$5.00 per day
$10.00 per day

RECIPIENT SYNCHRONIZATION

$30.00 per recip