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Zahra Champion

IVF delivers major genetic gains for seedstock industry


FOR bovine reproduction expert Luiz Porto it’s all about producing better beef.

The Brazilian trained vet said that’s achieved by taking the genetics of the best performing animals and by using In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), rapidly decreasing the interval generation to select increasingly superior animals.

Dr Porto is the business manager of Inventia Genetic Technologies, a biotechnology company based in the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. The company, which was on display at centre ring during the stud cattle judging at the Ekka, is generating plenty of interest in the seedstock industry.

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Zahra Champion Zahra is Executive Director of BIOTechNZ and is working to bring together a national community of biotech innovators, investors, researchers, educators and policy makers; and connecting this community to global biotech ecosystems.