Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET) was introduced for production of superior sires. Under this technology, the genetic quality of the elite cows is utilized for the production of next generation bulls.
The KLD Board established Embryo Transfer Technology during 1990 at Mattupatti to support the breeding bull production and to support the existing Progeny Testing Programme. The objectives of the programme during the previous years were mainly to standardize the technique of super ovulation, embryo collection, embryo transfer, and cryopreservation and acquire skill and experience in the field of conventional embryo transfer regime. The center could do the same and produce 1258 transferable quality embryos during this period with the results of 7.0 transferable embryos per super ovulation and 50 percent conception rate at par with International standards.
The major objectives of this project at present are given below.
- To produce and supply embryos of high genetic cows to support the bull production and to supply best males and females born through embryo transfer.
- To produce embryos of high genetic females using imported purebred semen for production of bulls
- To conduct tailor made MOET programme for various states
- To produce F1 bulls by super ovulation of Zebu breeds and inseminating with imported semen.
- To study the morphological characteristics of embryos and to standardize evaluation methods for high fertility standards.
- To give training to field veterinarians
- To undertake applied research in the field of Invitro Fertilization, Bisection of embryos, Karyo typing and marker assisted selection of bulls.
- To assist any approved programme of gene preservation of animals