Cattle breeding tech leaders showcased

Meggy Bruijen (Laboratory technician/assistant), Halina Backowski (Landline presenter) and the Landline crew, with Adam and Rowena Wise. Photo – Perditta O’Connor.

An international leader in the field of cattle reproduction technology will have his work showcased in the coming weeks on the ABC’s popular rural news program Landline.

Ced Wise, wife Rowena and son Adam are the team behind Ced Wise Artificial Breeding Services based at their ‘Glenisa’ property at Glen Aplin near Stanthorpe.

Ced travels extensively throughout Australia and the Pacific and further afield, including Indonesia, working with cattle producers in both the domestic and export industries.

Key focus areas of service provision and research include semen and embryo collection and embryo transfer.

Ced graduated as a veterinarian (BVSc.) from the University of Queensland in 1976. He spent the first three years following graduation in a mixed practice in Warwick. Following this, Ced moved to the United States and spent four years doing post graduate work in Food Animal Medicine, Embryo Transfer and Semen Collection at Colorado University, where he received a Master of Sciences (MSc.) and sat the board exams to gain a Diploma from the American College of Theriogenology (Dip.ACT.).

On returning to Australia, Ced also sat the College exams to become a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Science in Reproduction (MACVSc.).

Since entering private practice in 1984, Ced’s career has been devoted entirely to artificial reproduction technologies in cattle. This work has seen him travel throughout Australia and overseas to New Zealand, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Indonesia.

Ced is currently a member of the Australian Veterinarian Association (AVA), Australian Cattle Veterinarians Association (ACVA), Australian Reproductive Veterinarians (ARV), American College of Theriogenology (ACT), Society for Theriogenology (SRT), and the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS).

• The ABC Landline profile is expected to air within the next several weeks – Landline airs at 12.30pm Sundays on ABC TV.

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