Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is a pretty complicated and delicate process in real life.  While we have made it quite a bit easier in this simulation, there are still numerous steps you need to follow.

Step 1

If you want to do a direct embryo transfer you need to synchronize your recipient females.  In order to do this implant a V-CIDR (Virtual Controlled Internal Drug Release) in the females you want to use as recipients.  If you are going to freeze the embryos, you do not need to do this.

Step 2

Breed the female you want to use as your donor cow to the bull of your choice via either natural service or artificial insemination.

Step 3

Within 24-hours of breeding the donor cow, collect the embryos.  This process will cost you about $500 and will yield anywhere from 0 to 20 embryos.  The average will be just over 6 embryos with more than 8 or less than 4 being somewhat rare.

Step 4

Implant the embryos in your recipient cows that are in estrus.  If you synchronized your females in step one you should have plenty of recipients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whats the conception rate for embryo transfer on Showcattle.com?

The conception rate is 80% for embryos transferred the same day they are collected and 70% for embryos transferred after being frozen.  These conception rates are setup for the simulation, not to accurately reflect real life.

Do I get my money back if the recipient does ont conceive?

You are not charged for the implant but you are charged for the collection of the embryos. 

Where can I find recipient females?

You can buy recipient females in the auction or via private treaty.  It is HIGHLY advisable to use cows (NOT heifers) that have had time to recover from their last pregnancy.


Last Updated: 2/24/2007 7:23:40 PM