Vytelle Adds New Lab in Kansas to Expand Bovine IVF Services
Hermiston, Oregon (May 20, 2020)—A newly opened Vytelle™ laboratory in Salina, Kansas, will make the company’s advanced reproductive services more widely available for Midwest beef and dairy producers.
Vytelle offers a revolutionary in vitro fertilization (IVF) process that helps beef and dairy producers speed genetic progress in their herds by getting more calves from their best cows and heifers. The new Kansas lab is a key component of this process providing cattlemen greater access to Vytelle’s IVF services.
The Kansas lab will process oocytes collected at Vytelle satellite ovum pick-up (OPU) sites in Kansas and Nebraska. At these OPU satellite sites and others throughout the country, reproductive specialists collect oocytes using a simple, hormone-free process that is easy on animals. Collected oocytes are then sent to the lab for cleaning, sorting and fertilization.
“IVF is an easy way to enhance the genetic value of your herd quickly,” says Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Vytelle regional sales manager based in Raymond, Kansas. “We are looking forward to working with Bluestem Embryo Transfer Center in Carlton, Kansas, and September Farms of Franklin, Nebraska, to provide local embryo production at a competitive price.”
The new lab is located at 2525 S. Ohio Street, Suite 5, Salina, Kansas, 67401. Cattlemen, dairy producers, veterinarians and all others interested in learning about Vytelle’s revolutionary hormone-free IVF process are invited to visit Vytelle.com for more information. An open house and tour of the Kansas lab will be scheduled at a later date.
“As Vytelle expands across the Midwest and globally, this laboratory space is vital to enhance our productivity and make our services more widely available to cattle producers,” says Bruno Sanches, Vytelle chief operating officer.
Vytelle has additional corporate labs based in Hermiston, Oregon and Ames, Iowa to provide revolutionary reproductive technology to commercial producers through reproductive specialists and veterinarian licensees. Vytelle is committed to advancing genetics, life and business for commercial beef and dairy producers across the United States.