Animal Production / Biotechnology / North America / USA

Exceptional–dead–cattle now cloned in the US

‘Some of the cattle cloned to boost food production in the US have been created from the cells of dead animals, according to a US cloning company. Farmers say it is being done because it is only possible to tell that the animal’s meat is of exceptionally high quality by inspecting its carcass. ‘US scientists are … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Europe / North America

Cloned livestock gain a foothold in Europe

‘Many Europeans recoil at the very idea of cloning animals. But a handful of breeders in Switzerland, Britain and possibly other countries have imported semen and embryos from cloned animals or their progeny from the United States, seeking to create more consistently plump and productive livestock. ‘And although no vendor has publicly acknowledged it, meat … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Asia / Buffalo / India / Livestock / South Asia

NDRI produce the world’s first and second cloned buffalo calves

In June 2009, scientists of National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal have developed the landmark technique i.e. “Handguided Cloning Technique” and have produced the world’s first and second cloned buffalo calves. This technique is simpler and is an advanced modification of the “Conventional Cloning Technique” which was used for the production of the cloned sheep “Dolly”. … Continue reading