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Welcome to Bova-Tech Ltd.

Bova-Tech Ltd. (BTL) is committed to providing complete commercial embryo transplant services to producers in Western Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) and overseas.  We are always trying to keep producers abreast of current developments and trends in the industry. Our dedicated staff has extensive experience in the field of embryo transfer and is well versed in the growing and changing needs of the purebred cattle industry. Our programs are flexible and are designed to meet producer’s specific needs.

Our main directive is the collection and processing of top quality embryos for your program, whether it is for immediate transplant or cryopreservation and storage for use or marketing at a later date.


Cryopreservation (frozen embryos) has been a key factor in the movement of top genetics to and from Canada for years. Bova-Tech has been actively involved in this aspect of embryo transfer for over 25 years and is recognized worldwide.


BTL works in accordance with International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) standards, and are fully accredited for production of embryos for export purposes. We are members of and certified by the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association and IETS.

We provide our services in-clinic at any of our satellite locations as well as on-farm. On-farm work is and always has been a major part of our business. With our mobile lab, all services are available for your convenience right on the farm. This allows the producers to use their own recipient females and keep their donor cows at home, thus reducing the overall cost of the program significantly. 


Please view our catalogue of embryos for sale with a full range of donors and sires from the different breeds, these embryos will be available for international markets only.

 

Our Services

Embryo Transfer

  • We can transfer fresh or frozen embryos as required; the synchronization protocols for recipient females are simple and easy to follow allowing you to keep recipients on-farm if you wish.

  • We can also transfer your frozen embryos in any of the recipients from our cooperative herds. Your embryos will be transferred into recipients and can be purchased as weaned calves or as 60-day pregnant recipients.

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International Embryo Sales

Bova-Tech is currently involved in export markets to the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Mongolia, South America and Mexico. We have also been involved in other projects in Russia, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.

Our accessibility to all the different cattle breeds enables us to draw from a wide genetic pool for our export programs. We work along with some of the most recognized and successful seedstock producers of the industry in marketing embryos from some of the most Elite females of the breed.

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Flushing

Flushing or embryo collections can be performed every 30 to 60 days depending on the donor cow, with an average yield of 6 to 7 viable embryos per flush, but a wide range of results can be expected.

On-Farm Flushing

  • BTL will send you all the necessary drugs, and provide detailed instructions for their use to insure the best possible results.

  • Cows will be flushed on farm via the BTL Export Certified Mobile Lab.

  • Our services are available anywhere in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

In-Clinic Flushing

  • Clients can set up and inseminate donor cows on farm and bring them to the center for the embryo recovery process.

  • Donor cows can be housed at the BTL center for all super-ovulatory treatments and artificial inseminations. Embryos recovered from the donor cow(s) can be transferred fresh to synchronized recipients or they can be frozen for transfer at a later date.

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Ultrasonography

Ultrasonography allows us to examine the reproductive tract of donors and recipients cows which enables us to make better decisions on the use of super-ovulatory treatments and timing for synchronization protocols. Ultrasonography also makes a recipient program more efficient by allowing us to re-implant or re-synchronize recipients at sooner intervals after the last implant.

  • Fertility Assessments

  • Pregnancy Diagnosis & Staging (28-30 days to Term)

  • Fetal Sexing (Gender Determination) from ~65 to 90 days

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Other Services

Other services include:

  • Frozen Semen Evaluations

  • Breeding Soundness Evaluations

  • Consulting and Training in Bovine Reproduction and Embryo Transplants

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