26. marts 2020

Newsletter March 2020


By professor Poul Hyttel and assistant professor Jan Secher

The EliteOva Annual Meeting will be held on March 25, 2020. We had booked the beautiful old meeting room of the senate of the former Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University for the event, but after the entry and impact of COVID-19, we have been forced to set up for a virtual meeting instead. We hope that all participants are well and understand and accept this decision. Also, you will see that COVID-19 has had impact on several of the activities included in EliteOva.

The present Newsletter is a follow up on the latter from October 25, 2019, and serves as common information for the project participants as well as as project update for the Steering Group, which will also meet virtually on March 25, 2020.

The overall goals of EliteOva are to implement ultrasound-guided ovum pick up (OPU) as well as in vitro production (IVP) and genomic selection of embryos in Danish cattle breeding and to secure that the resulting embryos and calves are healthy and the technologies are embraced by the industry and society.  

In the following, short updates on the status and further plans of each individual work package (WP) is presented.