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New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced

03 March 2015

EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise.

A major stake in Innovis Breeding Services is to be acquired by New Zealand based Animal Breeding Services, leading to Animal Breeding Europe Limited (AB Europe). 

The move introduces sheep and cattle artificial insemination, embryo transfer and in-vitro embryo production from the New Zealand organisation. 

AB Europe will offer:

  • A new IVP service for sheep and cattle providing less intrusive in-vitro procedures with proven technology and systems from New Zealand
  • A new dedicated IVF lab facility based at Edinburgh
  • New cattle breeding services, including MOET, headed up by Scottish vet, Gavin Tait, who has been extensively trained in trans-vaginal-recovery of ova (TVR) in New Zealand
  • The opportunity to use In-Vitro Embryo Transfer (JIVET) in younger animals

"AB Europe is focused on supporting and enhancing growth of the UK’s breeding sector which we continue to believe has huge potential," said AB Europe general manger, Gertaint Thomas. "We look forward to achieving that combined success working in partnership with individual pedigree breeders.”

"AB Europe will stand independently and in a position to reinvest in future R&D enhancing our range of existing animal breeding services."


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