Thousands of human mothers every year make use of “assisted reproductive technology” to help them get pregnant, or to carry a child as a surrogate mother. But did you know that farmers use very similar practices to improve the genetics of their cattle herd through selective breeding, artificial insemination and embryo transfer? That’s no bull!
On Ben’s first farm visit you’ll learn about how purebred black Angus cattle are bred using some highly advanced yet surprisingly simple techniques. In this episode of The Farm Virgin we visit the Miller-Wilson Angus farm, located in central Alberta, where Lee Wilson is breeding some recipient Angus cows with fertilized frozen embryos.
The Farm Virgin – Episode 2: Frozen Wonders