Ireland's Most Advanced Cattle Breeding Service

We provide Irish cattle breeders with the most up to date techniques available, including in-vitro embryo production (IVP) and embryo transfer.

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Assisted Cattle Breeding

AB Ireland offers cattle breeders a range of assisted breeding and associated services, enabling clients to accelerate their herd merit and profitability.

Our highly qualified team of experienced cattle vets, embryologists and technicians will work alongside farmers to provide quality on-farm and laboratory services.

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IVP's Carried Out Annually
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IVP's Carried Out Annually
Advanced Cattle Breeding Technology

What are the benefits of animal IVP?

Our powerful process for accelerating cattle genetics

IVP v MOET

In-vitro Embryo Production (IVP) v Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET)

Key Facts IVP

Can be performed with or without hormones (Hormones generally lead to higher embryo numbers).

Takes as little as one handling per collection.

Can collect from pregnant animals in the first trimester or 4-5 weeks after calving. Requires only 1 straw of semen per collection.

Single straw of conventional semen can cover up to 8 donors.

Average pregnancy rate following implantation is 45%.

Less invasive than MOET as the cervix isn’t broached.

Can result in 8-12 embryos per month per cow.

Key Facts MOET

Requires a series of hormone injections and devices to produce the multiple ovulation.

Requires 13 handlings per flush.

Can’t flush pregnant or post-partum cows.

On average, requires 3-5 straws of semen per flush.

Average pregnancy rate is 50%.

Risk of damage to the uterus.

Can results in 4-5 embryos per month per cow.

Our powerful process for accelerating cattle genetics

Our IVP Process

Advanced Cattle Breeding

Who are AB Ireland?

AB Ireland was formed in spring 2021, rekindling a family run veterinary practice in county Cork and combining it with the experience in the most advance reproductive techniques available from around the world. A partnership was formed between Cork native Paddy Buckley and Animal Breeding Europe based in Scotland.

By using techniques and practices developed in New Zealand and tested in the UK, AB Ireland allows Irish Farmers to access previously unavailable technology right on their own farm.

Our aim is to provide Irish farmers with the most up to date techniques available while maintaining a strong and lasting relationship with our clients. We believe as your herd benefits so do we.

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