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Canada’s first test-tube bull goes public in Montreal

Starbucks II is for show only—not breeding or feeding


 

Starbucks II, Canada’s first cloned bull, is on display at the St. Hyacinthe Agricultural Expo, a Montreal fair for the farming business. The bull, which was raised in one of the country’s best artificial insemination centres, looks like a regular bull, except that he was reared in a test tube. The imposing creature—weighing 1,100 kilograms and standing 6 feet tall at his shoulder—was bred from a champion stud who is said to have supplied $25 million worth of bull semen to breeders in 45 countries. While Starbucks the younger may be the offspring of a prize-winning stud, Environment and Health Canada regulations prevent the sale of his flesh and semen.

Montreal Gazette


 
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Canada’s first test-tube bull goes public in Montreal

  1. "…looks like a regular bull, except that he was reared in a test tube. "

    I'm sure he was conceived in a test tube, but that's one hell of a big test tube if he was also "reared" in it.

  2. I wonder if a beef '' tube'' steak tastes different, than one that was ''reared''….just wondering ?

  3. The bull's name is Starbuck, not Starbucks. Nothing to do with coffee, the original was alive before anyone heard of Starbucks.

    • No bull? (sorry, I couldn't resist. )