Cattle cloned from the cells of dead animals


14/08/2010

Some species of cattle cloned to boost food production in the U.S., created from the cells of dead animals, according to the information of the American company on cloning.

Farmers explain the application of this method that only by checking the carcass, you can learn about the exceptionally high quality of the meat animal.

U.S. scientists have used a number of techniques to assess which animals have exceptional quality. These attributes include meat quality, performance and durability.

Exceptional quality of cloned animals for breeding them in the future, in order to improve the quality of the cow herd, as well as dairy and pig farms in the United States. It is already a long tradition of resurrecting dead animals to create their peers, Dolly the sheep - a vivid example of this.

The head of a leading company on the cloning of animals said that European farmers would suffer huge losses if they will not be allowed to use such methods to improve the productivity of their livestock.

The purpose of cloning livestock to create the best animal to produce the best result as beef.

But some farmers, livestock breeders, believe that it is impossible to select the best quality animals until their meat is not thoroughly investigated. That’s why farmers bulls cloned from the cells of carcasses of dead animals.

Brady Hicks (Brady Hicks) from the well-known company on the cloning of animals JR Simplot in Idaho said that his organization was among many others experienced the technique successfully. "Animals are hanging on the bar ready for weighing," he broke the news BBC.

"We identify carcasses that have certain carcass characteristics, we need, but then it’s too late to reproduce the genetics of the animal. And through cloning we can resurrect this animal. These" resurrected "animals are then hatched naturally born cows. Next step is to determine whether there whether their offspring - whose meat can be sold to consumers in the United States - the same quality as the ancestors of the cells which they are created.

Pastoralists in the company Simplot also perform cloning using the cells of living animals that are particularly productive or fertile.

The agent of the project is the head of the company, Scott Simplot (Scott Simplot), who firmly believes that cloning can be used to improve beef production. His strong goal is to improve the standard of the great American steak.

"We aim to bring animals from which will be of high quality steak," he said.

"So (if we succeed), each time ordering steak in a restaurant, we will enjoy an unforgettable taste it."

But this idea is not all hit the spot. As is well known leading food chain in the U.S., Whole Foods Market, has banned the sale of products of cloning.

According to the decision of the Vice-President of the network, Uittenberg Margaret (Margaret Wittenberg), sale of meat and milk from cloned animals is yet again permitted in the U.S., but most Americans have never heard of it.

"A lot of consumers in the United States do not even have a clue about it," she said.

"You do not hear about it from the media. And when you tell people about it, they look at you and say, ’You’re kidding! They do not do it? Why would they have to do that?’

Mark Walton (Mark Walton), president of the leading companies on the cloning of animals in the United States ViaGen, reports that farmers have good reason to use his services. After all, scientists from many countries are trying to find ways to use technology to improve the production and quality.

Cloning is not used by farmers in Europe, and some members of the European Parliament seeking to ban it everywhere. Mr. Walton said that’s a big mistake.

"If I were a European farmer and I knew that my competitors from the USA, China and South America are using new technology, I would be concerned about the lack of access to that information," he said.

This is only the initial period of the development of cloning in U.S. agriculture. Only a thousand clones accounted for hundred million herd of cattle.

The idea is to choose the best animal and used for pedigree breeding species. ViaGen provides financial support to pastoral farmers in the amount of $ 17,000 for the development of animal cloning. It should be noted that the purchase of high-quality bull for breeding pedigree costs them about $ 4,000.

At this time, the technology is in the experimental phase. Owners of cattle, pig and dairy farms are still trying to determine whether in fact the cloning of economic demand.

Two years ago, the Administration Food and Health (Food and Drug Administration) decided that meat and milk from cloned animals declared safe to eat. Since then, the products of cloned animals re-entered the market. Supporters of technology say that the prices of these products will go down, and as soon as the farmers would be better to identify animals of exceptional quality, cloning technology will pay big dividends.

Mark Walton believes that the use of cloning in agriculture will eventually become the norm, and not just in the U.S. but around the world.


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