First Embryo Transplanted Calf born in J&K

Embryo transfer can be done at day two or day three, or later in the blastocyst stage, which was first performed in 1984

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Jammu, Sep 08 (Only Kashmir): For the first time in J&K State a female calf of Sahiwal Breed was born to a Cross Bred Jersey cow at Central Cattle Breeding and Research Farm Belicharana Jammu using Embryo Transplant Technology on 7-09-2018.
The seven-day old Frozen Sahiwal Embryo was transplanted in a cross bred Jersey cow on 04-12-2017. The Project was undertaken by the department of Animal Husbandry Jammu in collaboration with National Dairy Development Board Anand Gujarat. The local team was headed by Dr. D.S. Bindra Superintendent Central Veterinary Hospital Jammu.



Important to know, Embryo transfer refers to a step in the process of assisted reproduction in which embryos are placed into the uterus of a female with the intent to establish a pregnancy. This technique (which is often used in connection with in vitro fertilization (IVF)), may be used in humans or in animals, in which situations the goals may vary.
Embryo transfer can be done at day two or day three, or later in the blastocyst stage, which was first performed in 1984