In-vitro bovine embryos allowed from the U.S.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced a new agreement which allows in-vitro fertilized (IVF) bovine embryos to enter Canada from the U.S. Previously, only IVF bovine embryos produced within Canada were accessible to producers.

A Canadian Food Inspection agency release said this represents the first agreement Canada has developed with another country to permit the sale of IVF bovine embryos within our market.

In 2013, Canada exported roughly $37.5 million worth of bovine genetics to the U.S., while in the same year, Canada imported $14.7 million in bovine genetics from the U.S.

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