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Embryo Transfer

 

We started the Sedgewood Registered Angus herd in 1994 using 100% AI with no clean up bulls to make genetic advancement as quickly as possible.  We later began our Embryo Transfer (ET) program using our top "super cows" as donors.  Next, we bought embryos from elite outside donor cows (many of which are full sisters to such popular AI studs as VAR Legend, Absolute, Mytty In Focus, etc.) to add new genetics and expand the number of superior females in our herd.   We now have many elite donors in-house to supply most of our embryos going forward, but will continue to source some embryos from outside donors to add new genetics to the Sedgewood herd.   

Each January we transfer an average of 50 embryos into our commercial Angus recipient cows.  Conception rate varies from 80+% conception with our fresh embryos to about 65% with our frozen embryos to about 45% with the frozen embryos we buy from nationally recognized programs. 

Sedgewood Donors

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 Registered embryo transfer heifer calf B12 born 10-11-2018.  Donor dam was Sedgewood L27 and sire was Cowboy Up.

Our original donors: 9121, J10 and L27

Sherrod Rita 9121 was our original "Super Cow".  She was an EXT daughter out of the famous Gardiner Angus donor cow GAR Pierre 1332.  9121 calved at 24 months of age and her first calf had a 205 day weaning weight (no creep) of 751# with a 119 weaning weight ratio. She had 34 calves before she retired at 16 years old. 

 

Sedgewood 036 Design J10 was a New Design 036 daughter of 9121.  She had 11 natural calves with an average weaning weight ratio of  110.  She had 37 calves before she retired at 14 years old.  

Sedgewood Newsline L27 was a Newsline daughter of 9121.  She had a total of 59 natural and ET calves before she retired at 14 years old.  She was a prolific embryo donor and produced thick masculine bull calves and beautiful feminine daughters.  

L27 at 13 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embryos For Sale

The Sedgewood herd now has a large group of Donor Quality females in-house with industry leading genetics to generate embryos for our continued progress.

 

We can now sell a limited number of custom IVF embryos to other breeders.

Click here for the available donors: Embryos for Sale 

Contact Bill Howard for more information on ET mating options.

 

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Registered embryo transfer heifer calf A16 next to her 14 year old commercial Angus recipient mama.  Heifer born 9-26-2017 and weighed 784 pounds (no creep feed) when weaned on 6-5-2018.  Donor dam was Sedgewood L27 and sire was Right Answer.

In 2008 we closed our herd to outside live animals to protect us from bringing in any cattle diseases.  New female genetics were sourced by buying superior embryos from other top Angus breeders.  Our new in-house donors are selected from the best ET females from those matings.    

Outside Embryo Matings include:

Zebo Queen 6282 (18800361)  Full sister to VAR Legend

Top 3% $B, 5% WW, 15% $M, 2% Docility, 5% HP, 10% RADG, 20% CED

SydGen Enhance (18170041) Top 1% $B, 5% $M, 10% $W, 4% Marb, 2% RADG, 1% Docility

Deer Valley Blackcap 6347 (18519501)  Top 2% $B, 5% WW, 1% Docility, 10% Marb, 15% $M

SydGen Enhance (18170041) Top 1% $B, 5% $M, 10% $W, 4% Marb, 2% RADG, 1% Docility

GAR Prophet A222 (17383133)  Top 1% $W, 15% $B, 1% Marb, 5% $M

ECO Lombardi 1512 (18267894) Top 1% $W, 2% $B, 10% Marb, 4% $M

Sexed for female embryos

Powell Erica 7039 (18774554)  Top 1% $W, 10% $B, 1% Marb, 15% $M

ECO Lombardi 1512 (18267894) Top 1% $W, 2% $B, 10% Marb, 4% $M

Sexed for female embryos

Williams Prop Erica 255 110 (17954291) Top 1% $W, 10% $B, 2% Marb

ECO Lombardi 1512 (18267894) Top 1% $W, 2% $B, 10% Marb, 4% $M

Sexed for female embryos

GAR 100X 2195 (18333181) Top 1% $B, 1% CED, 1% RADG, 15% $W

SAV Raindance 6848 (18578965)

Sexed for female embryos

Thomas Erica 45710 (18177699) Top 10% $B, 10% CED, 3% RADG, 15% WW 

SAV Raindance 6848 (18578965)

Sexed for female embryos

EXAR Lucy 4190 (17822302)   Top 3% Marb, 10% $B, 15% WW

QHF WWA Black Onyx 5Q11 (18463791) 

Sexed for female embryos

Black Gold LAF Rita 4126 (18016522)  Dam is full sister to GAR Prophet

Top 2% Marb, 10% $B, 10% CED, 15% WW, 10% RADG

QHF WWA Black Onyx 5Q11 (18463791)  

Sexed for female embryos

Black Gold LAF Rita 4126 (18016522)  Dam is full sister to GAR Prophet

Top 2% Marb, 10% $B, 10% CED, 15% WW, 10% RADG

Musgrave Exclusive 316 (18130471)  

Sexed for female embryos

Mytty Countess JVC 9135 (16539152) Full sister to Mytty In Focus

Top 4% $W, 10% $M, 15% Milk

Jindra Acclaim (17972810)

Powell Lady Prideva 6040 (18442331) Mom is a full sister to Tour of Duty and sire is Rampage.  Top 2% WW, 30% CED, 30% RADG, 15% Milk

HA Cowboy Up 5405 (18286467)

Craft Erroline 3039-1601 (18584759) Flush sister to the World Champion pen of bulls at the Midland Bull Test. Top 2% WW, 10% CED, 10% $B, 4% RADG

Stevenson Turning Point (18434747)

Basin Lucy 0374 (16605549)  Top 2% $B, 3% $W, 4% RADG,

HA Cowboy Up 5405 (18286467)

Zebo Queen 3000 (17816771)  Top 10% $W, 15% $M, 30% $B

EXAR Stetson 3704B (17434364)

OHF Alexis Upward Z53 (17402361) Top 2% $W, 10% $B, 10% $M, 15% Marb

SAV Final Answer 0035 (13592905)

OHF Alexis Upward Z53 (17402361) Top 2% $W, 10% $B, 10% $M, 15% Marb

Byergo Black Magic 3348 (17803074)

SS 5 Peppers Miss Lucy C235 (18107057) Full sister to KCF Bennett Absolute

VAR Discovery 2240 (17262835)  

SS 5 Peppers Miss Lucy C235 (18107057) Full sister to KCF Bennett Absolute

WR Journey 1X74 (16924332)  

SS 5 Peppers Miss Lucy C235 (18107057) Full sister to KCF Bennett Absolute

Vintage Commander 4152 (17793480)  

SJH Complete of 6108 1522 (17161749)  Full sister to Dam of EXAR Stud

HA Cowboy Up 5405 (18286467)

SJH Complete of 6108 1522 (17161749)  Full sister to Dam of EXAR Stud

WR Journey 1X74 (16924332) 

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