2nd Embryo Flush
We flushed VHAR Den Mya's Daisy a second time. The Sire for this flush was Baldridge's Colonel C251, the $580,000 Top Bull from Baldridge Bros Jan 2017 sale, we are very excited to see what these calves will look like!
For Our 1st Embryo Transfer we had a great 1st flush and at that time we planned with the vet to do a 2nd flush on Mya's Daisy 104.
We learned the first time around that Mya's Daisy does better when left on her natural heat cycle, so we did not try to synchronize and change that this time. When the gomer bull let us know that she was in heat, we contacted the Vet and he set up the super-ovulation schedule. A couple weeks after the schedule was complete he came and flushed the embryos. This time wasn't as phenomenal as the first, but was still very good! She gave 12 embryos - 10 of which were good grade 1's. They were frozen and put in our liquid nitrogen tank to wait until breeding season in mid-April.
The projected EPD on these babies look very promising! Here's hoping that these embryos will take and produce great calves!
Stay tuned for the next phase - Transferring the Embryos into Recipient Cows.
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Chelsea here, I'm the Ranchers daughter. Growing up my favorite place to be was outside working with the cattle. I earned my Bachelors in Animal Science; genetics and cattle reproduction were my favorite subjects. While at school I meet my sweetheart and we spent the next 12 years building our family of 6 children and following my husbands education and getting his career going. Now we are back (HOORAY!) and I love helping on the ranch, in the office, working with the cows... and (to my fathers chagrin) some Rambouillet sheep, miniature horses and chickens that we added for the kiddos.