Oasis Collection Centre

Domestic Embryo Collection

Oasis Collection Centre caters for all beef breeds of cattle. Frozen onsite or delivered to a storage location of your choice.
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Export Embryo Collection

Our Centre has been specifically designed for the collection of embryos for export.
We have undercover yards, a crush located inside in the operations shed and a specially designed Laboratory area with a separate Cleaning/Sterilization area and Quarantine Processing areas.

Off Centre Insemination

Artificial Insemination Programs individually tailored to suit the clients needs and time frame requirements.
Advice on heat synchronisation, heat detection, nutrition and general animal health is available on request.
Large and small numbers of females can be catered for - price upon application.

Consultation Services

  • Consultation at your Property
  • Improve Conception Rates
  • Greater Embryo Recovery
  • Recomended action plans and Observations
  • Cattle handling and Management Plans
  • Cattle conditioning
  • Feeding Regimes
  • Heat Detection
  • Insemination on farm facilties

Oasis Wagyu

Oasis Wagyu is a small herd of fullbloods which was founded in 2005 with the purchase of some elite retired donors.
These donors were nurtured and using our management expertise in the embryo collection field, we were able to produce some progeny from these females and Oasis Wagyu commenced.

Professional Services

We can provide choice of 2 highly regarded AQIS accredited Veterinarins to flush your donors.
Oasis can also provide a domestic service for local markets and a choice of highly recommended Embryo Transfer Teams that are available upon request to flush your cattle.

Consultation Services

HEALTH

Part of the conditioning process also includes the health status of the animal. We will access your cattle for consideration of Vitamin & Mineral deficiences. This may be evindent in some districts dependant on soils, pasture etc.

In some instances, random blood tests on some cattle may be beneficial on accessing any deficiencies.

Cattle will also be viewed for parasitic infection and whether we consider animals are required to be drenched before consideration for use as donors or joined.

In our assesment we may recomend the use of some Minerals, Vitamins, Drenches or practices to remedy cattle health deficiences.

HANDLING

Cattle temperament plays an important role in fertility being able to successfully join or program an animal for an embryo flush.

We like to be able to move confidently amonst your cattle without them being agitated or running away to the furtherest corner in the paddock.

Likewise, we do not want to have to run for the nearest protection from a raging animal.

We also review the confidence of staff, including managment their skills in being able handle cattle in a calming successful manner.

Our assesment also looks at the use of dogs on farm their aggressiveness to cattle, the use of prodders canes in yards, all of which can have a detrimental affect on cattle temperament.

FEED & FODDER

Probably one of the most important factors for the fertility of cattle is the feed fodder available to them before after joining or during an Embryo Donor program.

We will inspect your pasture assessing its quality, whether it is old pasture, a weed mat is evident, infestation of poor quality grasses weeds. Or alternatively are the pastures regularly renovated, good quality Rye Clover grasses.

What sort of hay is available, made on farm or brought in off farm, what is its nutritional value ?

Is Silage part of the cattles diet, again what is its quality & nutritional value?

Are grain mineral supplements available to cattle leading upto joining or an Embryo program?

What is the make up of any supplement feed, is a ration analysis available ? Experience with various supplement mixes have a direct affect on the fertility of cattle. Is the mix high in Protein or Energy? Does it contain Urea? Is there trace elements available in the mix?

These are only a few items that are considered when discussing the ration analysis.

FEEDING REGIMES

Are specific feeding regimes in place prior to joining cattle or running an Embryo program.

We look at timing of feed

whether grass is available solely or is a special timing of feeding supplements in place.

Are cattle fed grain religliously morning & night?

Does the farmer have in place a rising plane of feed strategy?

These are specific items to consider especially when completing an Embryo program as we have proven it does have an affect on cattle fertility.

HEAT DETECTION

Whilst this area is not one that has a bearing on cattle fertility, it does have a direct affect on the quality & quantity of embryos if completing an Embryo Program or on the other hand, whether a cow is likely to get pregnant when inseminated.

How do you monitor heats?

Is tail paint used, Kmar heat pads or similar products utilised or are computer electronic heat devices in place?

How often do you check your cattle for standing heat?

Do you check before going to bed & first thing when you get up ?

Do you monitor heats hourly noting specific times when cows come into season or do you rely on modern technology to print out when standing heats occurred?

Timing of the first standing heat of a cow plays an intregal part of the timing of insemination which in turn has a major bearing on the fertilization of embryos when completeing an Embryo Program and whether a cow is likely to get pregnant or not.

DONOR/ RECIPIENT CONDITIONING

We will inspect your cattle on farm to access their body condition and capability of being successful donors or acceptable for joining.

From our experience, females in good condition are far more receptive to being successful donors or recipients for embryo implant or artificial insemination.

Observations assesments regarding condition suggested recomendations are completed in our report.

INSEMINATION

Is there a strategic plan in place as to when cattle are inseminated?

How many times do you inseminate your cattle?

If multiple inseminations are used, what is the timing of the first & second AI's. Who does the inseminations and are they qualified?

Do they have much experience? When inseminating do they consider the placement of semen in the uterus? What is the qulatity of semen used ?

Is it Sexed Semen?

Can it be tested under a microscope for viability?

These are all areas we consider in our visitation and note in our report.

Facilities - Sheds, Yards, Laneways, Crush

Given many farms have to employ the services of specialists for Artificial Insemination Programs, Embryo Transfers Programs, and general Veterinary work, the state & quality of facilities is also considered during our on farm inspection.

We look at:

The construction of laneways & if they are likely to have any affect on cattle's feet, remembering any health issue can have an affect on cattle's fertility.

The layout of stock yards, what they are constructed of, stone or concrete & whether roofed or open are also considered.

Where is the cattle crush or bail head located and does it restrain the animal adequately?

Is it undercover or in the open air?

Is there a work area with a bench or table available for contractors ?

These are some of the areas we consider when visiting a clients property & the facilities that are available for use.