Eve, the cloned calf, shows future for beef industry

Cloned cow 'Eve' at Oaklands Brangus stud, Kalapa. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
Cloned cow 'Eve' at Oaklands Brangus stud, Kalapa. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK150213seve7

THE first calf has been born from a 'handmade cloning' process.

It  is potentially the first viable cloning method for large-scale improvement of the beef industry.

A simple dissecting microscope and micro blade were used to dissect and reconstruct the embryo to effect 'somatic cell nuclear transfer'.

The resultant calf, Eve, was born during the massive floods at the end of January but is now coping well.

 

CQUniversity researcher Professor Gábor Vajta has been working on the more viable handmade cloning technique in collaboration with local firm Australian Reproductive Technologies (based at Mt Chalmers near Rockhampton). Positive results were instant and a pregnancy was achieved on only the second attempt.

 

ART Managing Director Simon Walton says the overall goal is to find the best way to commercialise cloning for the benefit of the cattle industry.

"The new technique will continue at an experimental level for a while but longer-term the goal is a viable commercial, industrial application."

Topics:  beef, clone, cquniversity, editors picks, science



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
Paradise in Brassall on... $469,000
House 4 2 5
WHEN SIZE MATTERS!!! $549,000 neg
House 4 2 8
BIG HOUSE ON BIG BLOCK... $449,000 Neg
House 5 2 4
OWNERS HAVE BOUGHT... offers over...
House 4 2 2
THE TOTAL PACKAGE!!!! $499,000 Neg
House 5 2 2
BELIEVE IT- THIS HOME... $239,000
House 3 1
READY & REARING FOR... Offers above...
Residential Land Surrounded by designer homes, this final remaining block in Heathwood Place offers ...
Blue Chip Acreage Living... offers over...
4 2 2
WHEN SIZE AND LOCATION... $465,000+
Rural 4 2 3

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Walloon Casual
Team Leader Ipswich Full Time
Plant Operators Toowoomba Full Time
EMPLOYMENT... St George Full Time
YOUTH WORKERS Toowoomba Full Time
IPSWICH STATE HIGH... Ipswich Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You may be cornered into making a decision and this is not good. Await more favourable transit before signing on the dotted line.  You...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save