Breeding performance of Indonesian beef cattle as recipients for embryo transfer

Tita Damayanti Lestari, Ismudiono Ismudiono, Trilas Sardjito, Osamu Yamato, Mitsuhiro Takagi, Akira Yabuki, Pudji Srianto

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the breeding performance of Indonesian beef cattle (Ongole cross) as recipients for embryo transfer using Limousin embryos. As a result, the pregnancy rate was 35% (7 out of 20 cows). There was a significant difference (P<0.01) in the serum progesterone concentration between the nonpregnant and pregnant cows at the time of the embryo transfer (day 7 after the estrus). The pregnancy rate in the Indonesian beef cows was low, which may be due to their insufficient genetic quality and/or low physical conditions caused by the poor management, like a low-nutrition diet. The low progesterone concentration in the nonpregnant cows on day 7 may be associated with the failure of embryo implantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1688-1691
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Embryo transfer
  • Indonesian beef cattle
  • Pregnancy rate
  • Progesterone


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