Trans Ova Genetics Partners With Preferred Genetics To Provide IVF Services In Columbus, NE

Trans Ova Genetics announces a new satellite center, in partnership with Preferred Genetics, located in Columbus, NE. Preferred Genetics, a current center that has been servicing the Nebraska region with excellent embryo transfer and reproductive services for more than 20 years, will host the new Trans Ova Genetics satellite center. The new location offers Nebraska area breeders convenient access to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technologies to incorporate into their operations.

The new satellite center will combine the technical expertise of Trans Ova Genetics professional services team with the excellent embryo transfer services provided by Preferred Genetics. The team will be led by Matt Bartlett, DVM from the Sioux Center, Iowa, location, who will work closely with Phil Buhman, DVM, owner and operator of Preferred Genetics. Nebraska breeders will now have access to elite IVF services to incorporate into their donor programs at a convenient location close to home. The Preferred Genetics location will begin monthly aspirations in mid April 2012.

While the Preferred Genetics Center is equipped to house and synchronize donors, clients will also have the option of synchronizing donors at their home and hauling them to the center on the day scheduled for aspiration. The Trans Ova Genetics team will aspirate donors at the Nebraska Center and return to the lab in Sioux Center, Iowa, in order to fertilize and culture the oocytes. Viable embryos can then be shipped back to Preferred Genetics to where they can then be transferred into the breeder’s recipients. Other recipient and freezing options are available through Trans Ova Genetics upon request.

“Dr. Buhman has established a very reputable embryo transfer business in central Nebraska offering more than 20 years of exceptional embryo transfer services to the region,” says Matt Bartlett, DVM, Trans Ova Genetics. “Trans Ova Genetics is excited to partner with Preferred Genetics to offer elite IVF services to the Nebraska region.”

For more information on the new location of Trans Ova Genetics, or to schedule procedures, please contact Trans Ova Genetics headquarters at 800-999-3586. For more information on Trans Ova Genetics, or more information on reproductive programs that add value to your breeding operation, please visit

Founded in 1980, Trans Ova Genetics offers advanced reproductive technologies to help breeders multiply the success of their elite cattle. These technologies include embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, sex-sorted semen, as well as genetic preservation, and cloning services through Bovance. Trans Ova Genetics also offers several recipient options, including health-certified recipients, Multiplier Herd Programs and a Live Calf Program. Headquartered in Sioux Center, Iowa, Trans Ova Genetics has regional centers in Missouri, Maryland and Texas, as well as multiple satellite stations throughout the United States.