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30,000 Chinese Cows to Give Birth to German Calves

15 May 2009

CHINA - A total of 75,000 doses of high-quality frozen semen will be distributed to the north and south of the Tianshan Mountain Range; after nine months, over 30,000 Xinjiang dairy cows will give birth to "German calves."

According to China's People's Daily Online, Xinjiang has begun large-scale improvement of its dairy cow breed, and is promoting a project officially launched recently to import frozen semen from high-quality German cattle.

Reporters learned from the Department of Animal Husbandry of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that on this first occasion, Xinjiang has purchased from Germany 15,000 doses of frozen semen from the Holstein cattle breed and 60,000 doses from the Simmental cattle breed, reports People's Daily.

The providers of this batch of frozen semen are mostly breeding bulls that rank among the top 100 in the world. 75,000 Xinjiang dairy cows will be artificially inseminated. With a 50 percent success rate, there will be 30,000 dairy cows producing high-quality German "offspring."

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