Holstein World: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released a study that concludes meat and milk from cloned animals is in fact safe for human consumption. What is Trans Ova Genetics’ stance on this subject of global concern? What is the reasoning behind producers” decision to clone their animals?
Trans Ova Genetics: The FDA’s study and statement are exactly what we have expected. Confirming the safety of meat and milk produced from clones and their offspring is a milestone in the advancement of breeding and developing superior genetics, whether for food production or breeding stock. The most elite, upper-tier of the genetic pyramid will be the most likely cloning candidates, allowing the influence of those genetics to impact other herds striving to improve milk and meat production.
Cloning is a tool that Trans Ova Genetics offers progressive, responsible breeders. This technology can be an effective part of a strategic breeding program, allowing the extension of elite genetics for embryo and semen production that will help breeders to further leverage the lifespan and generational influence of their very best genetics.
Holstein World: More information about Trans Ova and their cloning technology can be found on their website, www.transova.com.