Find out why Vytelle is the fastest growing bovine IVF company in the world and why many top cattlemen are trusting Vytelle.
Learn what you need to do to get your donors collected and embryos made.
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Your donor will come through the chute and be given an epidural to allow the Veterinarian total control, ensuring a safe OPU (ovum pick-up) collection.
The Veterinarian collects each oocyte from a fluid filled follicle on the ovary using an ultrasound guided needle. The oocytes travel down the line and are deposited into a sterile collection tube.
Each fluid filled follicle on the ultrasound contains one oocyte. Both of your donor's ovaries will house multiple follicles of various sizes.
After there are no more follicles on the ultrasound screen, the tube containing your oocytes will be brought to the Embryologist.
The Embryologist will filter the tube, wash the filter into a petri dish, then find, count, and grade your donor's oocytes under a microscope.
The oocytes are placed and labeled into a small tube of maturation media.
The tube is then put into a portable, temperature controlled incubator to be brought back to the lab. They oocytes will be fertilized the day after the OPU.
The portable incubator never leaves the side of a Vytelle employee or a hired courier so you never have to worry about UPS or FedEx delaying or misplacing the package during transit.
The day after collection, your donor's oocytes are mated to your desired bull and kept in an incubator for 8 days.
During incubation period, your donor's oocytes that become fertilized will begin cellular division.
On day 6-8 the embryos that reached a desired stage and quality are selected to be frozen.
Embryos are either frozen for later use or transferred fresh if desired by the client.
Ease on your Donor
- They only have to go through a chute once- the day of collection.
- Using our hormone free technology means you save on FSH costs.
- There is no prep work. You could decide the day of collections to bring another donor if spots are available.
Ease on the Cattlemen
- Multiple set up shots and times through the chute takes away from your valued time. With Vytelle, all you do it bring your donor and we take care of the rest.
- With our fast growing company we have heard countless success stories that make it easy to see why so many people are making the switch.
No Fetal Calf Serum
- Results in high quality freezable embryos with no concern on birth weights.
We Care About your Success
While messing with Mother Nature, a large variety of outcomes can occur. Sam has 7 years of Embryology experience and has performed several thousand IVF procedures from coast to coast, giving him the knowledge to troubleshoot if needed. We live this life ourselves and will treat your donor as if they are our own. We will help you with every step of the way to ensure success.
- Most cows will average around 20 oocytes (Some have 100+ while some struggle to make 5).
- Around 30% of oocytes turn into freezable embryos (Some cows go over 50% every time while some strike out completely. Semen AND oocyte quality play a huge factor).
- Conception rates of those embryos are around 50% (Wide range of outcome can occur for a wide variety of reasons).
- Example of a typical cow: 20 oocytes, makes 6 embryos, and gets 3 pregnancies from one collection.
There is a big misconception in IVF that more drugs = more oocytes which is completely false. Using FSH in IVF increases the follicle size but does not increase the amount of oocytes. Using Vytelle's proprietary media, the oocytes will become the correct maturity without the use of FSH.
Conventional is your standard unsexed frozen semen.
Sexed Frozen is semen that was sorted already and froze to the desired sex.
Reverse Sort is taking your conventional semen on fertilization day, thawing it, and then putting it through our sorting machines for the desired sex. This process takes around an hour and a half to go through the machine and then apply to your cow's oocytes.
It takes roughly 10 mins for the veterinarian to collect all the follicles your cow has in the chute, and 10 mins for the Embryologist to find all the oocytes in the lab. 20 minutes total.
The biggest difference is where the oocytes are fertilized. With flushing, your cow is given drugs to super ovulate and is AI'd to get the embryos fertilized within the cow. IVF is taking the single cell oocyte from the cow and fertilizing it in a petri dish.
The use of Reverse Sort
- If you specifically want heifers, bulls, or steers on a certain mating you can with around 95% accuracy.
The use of Rare or Valuable Semen
- One semen straw with good quality can cover 4 donors Reverse Sort or 10 donors conventional.
- If a conventional straw of semen is used, you can cut the straw and use it again at a later time for up to 3 different IVF procedures (Not available for reverse sort or frozen sexed).
Using Multiple Bulls on One Collection
- You may use another bull every time your donor has 30+ oocytes or 3 bulls if your donor has 90+ oocytes. Example: a cow with 30 oocytes can have 15 oocytes fertilized to 1 bull and 15 fertilized to another if desired (Second option bulls cannot be reverse sort unless a slot is already in place).
The ability to make embryos on pregnant donors
- You can IVF your donor from 45 to roughly 120 days pregnant depending on where and how deep the calf inside sits.
- You can collect your donor prior to 45 days pregnant but is not encourage as risk of abortion is higher.
The ability to make embryos every couple weeks
- Conventional flushing can only be done every 60 days with many trips to the chute, following a strict schedule, and keeping your donor open the entire time.
The ability to make embryos on young donors
- Donors can have embryo calves before they can even have their natural calves or are cycling themselves.
- Popular for cattlemen chasing genomics, although it is not encouraged, Vytelle has collected Donors as young as 4.5 months old.
The ability to make embryos on old or problem donors
- IVF technology has prolonged the life expectancy of many famous donors that cattlemen have decided no longer need to go through the stress of raising their own calves anymore.
- If a cow is to the point in her life she will no longer breed or has developed a life threatening condition, IVF may be her only option to continue producing calves.
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Embryos made from Conventional Semen or Sexed Frozen Semen
Grade 2 Embryos are only available upon request***
We want you to have the best embryos possible so request to get Grade 2's on your most valuable and rare matings
Embryos made using Reverse Sort Technologies.
Your frozen conventional semen can be separated through a reverse sort machine for a desired sex of the embryo.
Reverse Sort spots fill up fast! Call ahead for availability.
Grade 2 Embryos are only available upon request***
There is simple a $90 up charge for Reverse Sort Embryos compared to Conventional and Frozen Sexed Embryos.
Simple charge for cows that make embryos for our efforts to help you
That's right, if your cow makes nothing you pay nothing! Unlike other competitors, we keep it clean, easy and risk free for you.