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His Clone

Young male calf STARBUCK II, clone of the famous CIAQ sire Hanoverhill Starbuck, was born on September 7, 2000 in Saint-Hyacinthe. The clone is the result of the combined efforts of CIAQ, L'Alliance Boviteq inc. and the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l'Université de Montréal.

 

The Cloning of Starbuck Two Years after his Death

A WORLD PREMIERE BY THE RESEARCHERS OF THE FACULTÉ DE MÉDECINE VÉTÉRINAIRE DE L'UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL AND L'ALLIANCE BOVITEQ INC.

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Starbuck’s Cloning Technique

 

From left to right: Simon Giard, Chairman of the CIAQ Board of Directors, Michel-R. Saint-Pierre, CIAQ General Manager, Dr. Lawrence C. Smith of the Veterinary Faculty, Dr. Daniel Bousquet, of L'Alliance Boviteq inc., Dr. Raymond S. Roy, Dean, Veterinary Faculty and STARBUCK II.

Starbuck II was in good health and has developed normally. He was identical to his homonym. He passes away at the age of 10 years.

His semen could not be used in Canada. However, in accordance with regular export regulations, semen from clones can be exported to eight countries in Latin America and in the USA.

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The Legendary

STARBUCK’s Exceptional Career

Evereyone who knew sire Hanoverhill STARBUCK, who used his semen and who witnessed his amazing rise to glory in artificial insemination will be interested to read about him and may even learn something about the sire who revolutionized Holstein breeding. Starbuck passed away on September 17, 1998 at the venerable age of 19 years and four months. Less than two years after his passing, calf STARBUCK II, the clone of the famous CIAQ sire, was born on September 7, 2000 in Saint-Hyacinthe.

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