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AT RVS we offer complete donor cow housing. This gives producers peace of mind knowing their donor is under the management of professionals who put the care of their donor females of utmost priority. By having your donor housed at RVS our very capable team looks after setting donors up for IVF and Conventional flushing protocols. We look after all aspects of your donor females protocol and well being while you focus on the rest of your cows at home.


  • Top notch care of your donor at all times

  • Full access to veterinary staff

  • Regular daily walk throughs of all donor pens to evaluate health and general condition

  • A customized nutrition plan aimed towards donor reproductive goals

  • Pick up or drop off your donor whenever is most convenient for you

  • How many days postpartum do I have to wait to flush my donor?
    Donor should be a minimum of 60 days postpartum on flush day. Cows should have received all pre breeding vaccinations a minimum of 30 days prior to collection. All donor animals should be on a rising plane of nutrition in the postpartum period.
  • How often can my donor be flushed?
    Donors can be flushed every 30-35 depending on their post flush heat, however if time is not a factor we will typically schedule donors every 45 days.
  • How many embryos on average do you get from conventional flushing?
    In our facility we are averaging 6.4 grade 1 freezable quality embryos per beef donor. Results can vary depending on individual cows performance ability as some cows may give zero freezable embryos, and our current record is 42 Grade 1 freezable.
  • What is the conception rate of fresh and frozen conventional embryos?
    Typically we tell clients that your embryo conception rate should be roughly 5% lower than your farms AI conception rate. On frozen embryos a typical average is 50-55% and fresh embryos should be 5-10% higher at 60-65% conception rate.


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