Marketing features of exporting embryos to foreign countries compared to live cattle include

  • Economic means of transporting genetics versus live animals on planes
  • Zero risk for disease transmission
  • Rarely subject to health restrictions due to disease outbreaks (BSE)
  • Offspring adapt better to new environments when born and raised there
  • Offspring born with immunity to local disease (from recipient)
  • Buyer can purchase genetics from elite cow that are not for sale
  • Improved technology world-wide means good results