Student-Run Business Ships Cattle Embryos
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
A student-managed business at a northwest Georgia college is shipping embryos taken from the college's cattle herd to South America.
Berry Farms Genetics Enterprise is working to complete the $27,000 order, The Rome News-Tribune reported ( http://bit.ly/NlFscS).
The business will be shipping 99 embryos taken from the college's Jersey herd to a dairy in Argentina, said Shannon Soafer, a senior from Rossville who is the interim leader of the Genetics Enterprise.
During the last five years, the genetics program has distributed embryos from the Berry herd to dairy producers across the United States and this marks the second international shipment.