Vytelle said its newly opened laboratory in Salina, Kan., will make the company’s advanced reproductive services more widely available for Midwest beef and dairy producers.
According to Vytelle, it offers a revolutionary in vitro fertilization (IVF) process that helps beef and dairy producers speed genetic progress in their herds by getting more calves from their best cows and heifers. The new Kansas lab is a key component of this process by providing cattle producers with greater access to Vytelle’s IVF services.
The Kansas lab will process oocytes collected at Vytelle satellite ovum pickup sites in Kansas and Nebraska. At these satellite sites and others throughout the country, reproductive specialists collect oocytes using a simple, hormone-free process that is easy on animals. Collected oocytes are then sent to the lab for cleaning, sorting and fertilization.
“IVF is an easy way to enhance the genetic value of your herd quickly,” said Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Vytelle regional sales manager based in Raymond, Kan. “We are looking forward to working with Bluestem Embryo Transfer Center in Carlton, Kan., and September Farms of Franklin, Neb., to provide local embryo production at a competitive price.”
An open house and tour of the Kansas lab will be scheduled at a later date.
“As Vytelle expands across the Midwest and globally, this laboratory space is vital to enhance our productivity and make our services more widely available to cattle producers,” Vytelle chief operating officer Bruno Sanches said.