New ET Calf for Calrossy
Calrossy Anglican School in Tamworth, who runs Kamilaroi Shorthorns, has just become home to a new Embryo Transfer calf thanks to the generosity of another Tamworth-based Shorthorn Stud, Sprys Shorthorns.
The ET calf is the progeny of sire JSF Gauge 137W from (Jungel’s Shorthorn Farm, North Dakota) and SBF Perfect Millie 19A ET (ShadyBrook Shorthorns, Canada). Sprys who also have calves from this pair, donated the embryo and recipient cow and organised the transfer and oversaw the pregnancy and birth.
Calrossy now has its two week old Shorthorn calve, which it was named Kamilaroi Piper. It’s not the first time the Stud has been involved with ET and it has its own IVF program but Farm manager and Primary Industries teacher, Mr Geoff Neilsen says the School and students have been overwhelmed with the generosity of Sprys in assisting Calrossy in the work to improve their herd through world class genetics.