Breakthrough in livestock sex selection

Ovasort Limited, which is based in Cardiff, has discovered sex-linked proteins on the surface of sperm cells of both pigs and cattle, and has developed a prototype product to identify and separate the male and female cells for each sex in both species.
Friday 23 July 2010 (7 years 9 months 29 days ago)
Ovasort Limited, which is based in Cardiff, has discovered sex-linked proteins on the surface of sperm cells of both pigs and cattle, and has developed a prototype product to identify and separate the male and female cells for each sex in both species.

It is the first time that semen sexing has been commercially possible in pigs, and the technology offers a much easier, faster and cost effective method of semen sexing in cattle.

Ovasort chief executive Dr Ian Cumming said the technological advances had been supported by funding from the Welsh Assembly Government and through access to world-class facilities at Cardiff University’s proteomics and genomics laboratories.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/countryside-farming-news/farming-news/2010/07/06/breakthrough-in-livestock-sex-selection-91466-26790713/

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