Commercial does in our CAE negative recipient herd in photo above.

B & D Genetics LLC is a full service sheep and goat reproduction center. We are proud to offer industry leading female reproduction services, click the links below for more information:

Artificial Insemination
Donor Housing, Management, and Synchronization
Flushing and Embryo Transfer
Synchronized Embryo Transfer Recipients
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)


SHEEP AND GOAT ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

B & D Genetics offers non-surgical (live cover and trans-cervical) and laparoscopic artificial inseminations at our facility or on your farm.

Live Cover, Trans-cervical and Laparoscopic AI breedings can be booked at our facility on the date of your choice. A deposit of half of the breeding fee per doe and a completed breeding waiver is required one month prior to the requested date to book your breeding.

SHEEP AND GOAT LAPAROSCOPIC ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION DATES
April – 19 & 24
May – 7 & 8
June - 11 & 12
July – 18 & 19
August  – 13 & 14
September – 10 & 11
October – 8 & 9
November – 12 & 13
December – 10 & 11

Please use “Book Now” button below to set up your appointment.




Goat embryos

SHEEP AND GOAT FLUSHING AND EMBRYO TRANSFER

B & D Genetics offers customizable flushing and embryo transfer programs for your donors. Full service custom donor management programs (Including housing, estrus synchronization, and breeding services for embryo transfer programs) are available for producers wanting turnkey service.  We also offer housing and estrus synchronization for your recipients. 

Alternatively, synchronized embryo transfer recipients are available from B & D Genetics for implantation of your embryos.  Our recipients are diseased tested negative for Johne’s and CAE and guaranteed pregnant with your embryos at 45 days.

A deposit of $300 per doe and completed breeding waiver is required one month prior to the requested date to book a flush. Frozen embryo transfers will also be done on flush dates. Space is limited and is available on a first come/first serve basis.

SHEEP AND GOAT FLUSHING AND EMBRYO TRANSFER DATES
April – 19 & 24
May – 7 & 8
June - 11 & 12
July – 18 & 19
August  – 13 & 14
September – 10 & 11
October – 8 & 9
November – 12 & 13
December – 10 & 11

Please use “Book Now” button below to set up your appointment.



SHEEP AND GOAT IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF)

B & D Genetics is proud to be one of the only labs offering commercial sheep and goat in-vitro fertilization (IVF). This is a new and exciting reproductive technology in small ruminants. Please read below for more information.

What is IVF?

IVF stands for in-vitro fertilization. This is a procedure where the oocytes are removed laparoscopically (aspirated) directly from the ovary of a stimulated donor female. The oocytes are then shipped to an IVF lab overnight where they are fertilized in a petri dish with frozen/thawed semen.

Why would I want to do IVF instead of regular embryo transfer or artificial insemination?

The IVF process is ideal for donors that could not create or maintain a pregnancy by other means. Aspirations can also be performed any time of year because oocytes are removed directly from ovary and cultured in a dish. This creates an artificial uterine environment for embryo development. Once embryos grow to an appropriate stage they are then frozen for later transfer. Because techniques are completed laparoscopically donors can also be aspirated every 4 weeks, which is much shorter than the 60 days recommended in between flush dates.

IVF is also a valuable tool for sires with a limited quantity of straws remaining. Since oocytes are fertilized in a drop within a dish a much smaller dose of semen is needed. Semen is also "washed" prior to fertilization which allows us to use semen that has a low post-thaw motility.

A deposit (non-refundable) of $300 per doe and completed breeding waiver is required one month prior to the requested date to book an aspiration.

IVF Donor Aspiration Dates
April – 19 & 24
May – 7 & 8
June - 11 & 12
July – 18 & 19
August  – 13 & 14
September – 10 & 11
October – 8 & 9
November – 12 & 13
December – 10 & 11

Please use “Book Now” button below to set up your appointment.

First IVF Kiko kids produced in the world

Goat oocytes (eggs)

Arkansas State University IVF Research lambs