Client Information

If you would like to use the IVF service we currently have 6 OPU Collection Centres; one at Newbiggin, Penrith, one at Middlewich in Cheshire, one at Bishopton/RAFT in Ripon, one at St. Boniface Vets in Devon and the other at Parklands Vets in Cookstown (Northern Ireland). 

For more information about the IVF process please see our Activf-ET brochure and our fact sheets attached below.

If you decide to use the service please complete the 4 pre-entry health forms and terms and conditions document which are attached below. These forms should accompany the cattle coming to the centres. 


Bringing donor cows to Paragon's Advanced Breeding Centre residential unit at Newbiggin.

Donor cows are either residential at Newbiggin or come in on a day centre basis to:

Paragon Advanced Breeding, Townhead Veterinary Centre, Newbiggin, Stainton, Penrith CA11 0HT. (see directions on the how to find us page)

Rob Simmons is the main contact for the IVF work at Newbiggin and can be contacted on 07825238384 or 017684 83789.

(If cattle are being transported to Newbiggin, please contact Paul Robinson on 07734 387757 so that arrangements can be made for their arrival).


Bringing donor cows to Bishopton Veterinary Group (RAFT), Wetherby, N. Yorks.

Donor cows are either residential at Wetherby or come in on a day centre basis to:

RAFT Solutions Ltd, Deighton Grange Farm, Boroughbridge Road, Kirk Deighton, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 5HN.

Please contact Harriet Scott on:01765 645893 or Neil Eastham on 07736476211.

Bringing donor cows to Parklands Veterinary Group, Cookstown, N. Ireland.

Donor cows are currently day centre visitors but there are plans in order to make residential facilities an option. 

Philip Abernethy is the main contact in Ireland 07971998451


Bringing donor cows to St. Boniface Veterinary Clinic, Crediton, Devon.

Donors cows come in on a day centre basis to the OPU collection facilities based a few miles from the main branch at:

Wolfgar Farm, Cheriton Bishop. It has good access from the A30.

Residential patients can also be arranged, but due to TB in our area, it takes a little more planning.

Danielle and Tony are always more than happy to discuss the embryo collection service with you. Telephone 01363 772860 or follow this link to our website for more information