Bionova: First Product of FTAI (Fixed Time Artificial Insemination) in the Philippines
March 19, 2019
Bionova Livestock Group is the pioneer of Fixed Time Artificial Insemination (FTAI). FTAI is a reproductive method that uses precise tools to increase the overall genetic merit of the cattle. It is a viable technology in every cattle farm as it decreases infertility of the females by being able to induce and synchronize the estrus and the ovulation in postpartum pregnancy. It increases the number of calves being born in a short period of time.
The first product of Bionova Livestock Group through its Fixed Time Artificial Insemination (FTAI) is a baby cow (photo below). A group of cows were inseminated recently at a farm located in Bukidnon, and normally, it took nine months for the inseminated cows to give birth. We cannot wait for the results of the other cows (from the same batch) who are also about to give birth soon, in response to our artificial insemination procedure. From this batch, sixty cows were inseminated and there was a 37% pregnancy rate. The process started in the month of April of 2018.