The ova will be fertilized by insemination with the semen of selected sires.
The fertilized embryos will be collected from the donor ewes/does surgically five or six days after insemination. The donor ewes can produce an average of eight to ten viable embryos.
The fertilized embryos can be transferred fresh into recipient ewes/does, can be chilled to implant the next day or get frozen for storage and later implantation.
Recipient ewes/does can be of any breed or crossbreds and need to be selected for a sound fertility history. Recipient ewes or does will be synchronized for the implantation.
Donor ewes/does can be collected every six to eight weeks to produce a large number of embryos. The increased number of lambs and kids will be a great selection tool.
Embryo movement also provides a humane alternative to the stressful methods of transporting live animals. Research has shown this method of moving genetic material can be very safe with regard to preventing the introduction of infectious diseases into clean populations.