Better cattle breeding through nuclear science

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Photo: IAEA/Louise Potterton

Cattle breeders around the world have been trained in a process which can detect if artificial insemination has worked at an early stage.

The procedure has proved to be a good way to get better quality and healthier livestock.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has worked with breeders in the use of a nuclear technique which can detect if insemination has been effective as early as within three weeks.

Through partnership with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the agency has supported nearly 90 countries in the use of what it calls this "pregnancy test."

Steve Thachet reports on how it's being applied in Tanzania.

Duration: 3'17"

 

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