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Clones unlikely to feature on UK farms in near future

by 5m Editor
11 January 2007, at 10:36am

UK - Cloned animals are unlikely to make it onto UK farms at any point in the near future, despite the December birth of the daughter of a cloned Holstein cow on a UK dairy farm.

Reports in the Daily Mail on Wednesday claimed the birth of the calf Dundee Paradise heralded the arrival of clone farming in the UK.

"It raises the prospect of milk and meat from the offspring of clones reaching the shops without proper safety checks," said the paper.

Dundee Paradise, the offspring of USA clone Vandyk-K Integ Paradise 2, was imported into the UK as an embryo and was sold to Sheikha Noora Bint Isa Alkhalifa of Sahara Holsteins at Harrison and Hetherington’s Borderway Black and White sale, Carlisle for 14,000gns last month, by Wolverhampton-based Smidiehill Holsteins.

Source: Farmers Weekly

5m Editor