The Team - Cumbria / North

OPU collections in Cumbria alternate between our practice at Newbiggin, Penrith and a local on farm facility in Kirby Thore.

At Newbiggin we have capacity for 7 residential donors and any number of day patients. Our brand new collection room caters for non halter trained donors.

Our on farm facility in Kirby Thore can house up to 50 residential donors.

For further information please contact Rob Simmons 01768 483789.


David Black

Veterinary Surgeon, Activf-ET Managing Director

We have put together a great collaborative team of the best individuals in their fields to deliver to the farmer an excellent, professional and caring advanced breeding service

Jenny Turner

Activf-ET Business Manager

Recent development in the lab have helped dramatically increase the number of embryos produced per collection which means that genetics can be replicated much more rapidly than with conventional breeding or MOET

Rob Simmons

IVP Lead Veterinary Surgeon/OPU collector

Dan Griffiths

IVP Veterinary surgeon/OPU collector

Paul Robinson

OPU Technician/Yard Manager