Embryo transfer.
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Australian Lowline small Angus cattle developed scientifically
Casablanca Sahara, pedigree Australian Lowline calf by embryo transfer

Here's Casablanca Sahara, a bright, healthy, active and valuable calf,at the age of one month. (As at September 2014 she is nearly eight years old,about to have her sixth calf and last year was Rserve Champion Senior Female at the NZ Royal Show.) Sahara was the result of surgical embryo transfer, the first done in New Zealand using an Australian Lowline embryo. Her dam was the well known Australian cow, Mugga Piaf, and her sire, Avonsleigh Atlas, a very superior Australian bull who showed his worth against all comers of all breeds as Interbreeds Champion and Supreme Champion at the Canberra Royal Show.

Surgical embryo transfer, in which a hole is cut in the side of the surrogate (under local anaesthesia) and the embryo placed directly into the most favoured horn of the uterus, produces an average 90% confirmed pregnancies as compared with vaginal transfer which is successful about 60% of the time. Our record is 100% success, using John Crawford of Premier Genetics, one of the pioneers of surgical embryo transfer. The operations appeared to be painless and the incisions healed rapidly. Embryo transfer provides a viable alternative for those who want pedigree stock, are prepared to put in the waiting time, and who are looking for a lower total cost of ownership.

It is important to understand the possibilities of embryo transfer because, with Australian Lowlines, it is not possible to "breed up" from crossbred to pedigree stock. The reason is that Lowlines are genetically very "clean" compared with other small cattle.

ALCA, the Australian Lowline Cattle Association, is not prepared to compromise the breed by allowing genetic degeneration. To be allowed in the studbook, calves must have 100% Lowline ancestry verified by DNA matching to their parents. If you are interested in embryo transfer as a way of starting a Lowline herd, we are happy to advise you, including helping you to source suitable embryos.

Australian Lowline cattle, true beef cattle.

Casablanca Lowline Stud, based at Whangaehu near Wanganui, New Zealand (previously at Kumeu, Auckland) welcomes your contact about Australian Lowline Cattle.

Casablanca is looking for a future partner (or partners) with adequate land in the lower or central North Island) to help us continue this well known stud as our ages advance.
No money need change hands.
Contact us for further details.
You can ring us on New Zealand 06 342 6670 or Email us 

Like all Angus, Australian Lowlines provide high quality cuts of meat with good marbling and the right amount sub-cutaneous fat. They are serious beef cattle that win awards against all comers in carcass competitions while being cute enough for any lifestyler. They are placid and manageable and don't pug your paddocks like larger cattle.

Which would you prefer for your farm? Small, easily handled cattle that are easy on your fences?
Or the most beef to the hectare?

Judy and David Sainsbury, Casablanca Lowline Stud, 16 Haunui Rd, Whangaehu, Wanganui, New Zealand.
Telephone:(New Zealand)06 342 6670. Mobile:0224026559. Email:lowline@casablanca.co.nz

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