Prof William Richard (Twink) Allen 1940 - 2021
11. June 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Twink (WR) Allen, who died in Dubai on 6 June 2021 after a very short illness. Twink will be forever remembered as a pre-eminent pioneering scientist in equine reproduction who has also significantly influenced how breeding mares are clinically managed. These scientific achievements were matched by his enthusiastic, determined and hard-working approach consistently applied in his endeavour to search for new knowledge.

11. June 2021
ALLICE is a cooperative union which gathers French and Walloon ruminant breeding and artificial insemination (AI) companies. ALLICE carries out R&D projects to help improving breeding programs and services, with the aim to increase livestock breeding sustainability and meet society's growing expectations in terms of product quality, farmers' quality of life, respect for the environment and animal welfare.
19. May 2021
Over the last decades (more than 20 years), the European Commission has had to respond to a significant number of complaints, raised by breeders and operators carrying out breeding programmes, in relation to the national transposition and interpretation of Union legal acts on the breeding of animals in different member states. To ensure the uniform application of Union rules on breeding animals and to avoid obstacles to trade in breeding animals and their germinal products resulting...
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kanitz
Announcement · 25. March 2021
The community of the AETE wants to share the sad news of the death of Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kanitz, former Board member and President of the AETE from 2003 until 2006. He passed away on 13th of March 2021. Wilhelm was the head of the Department for Reproductive Biology at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animals in Dummerstorf / Germany from 1992 until 2012.

23. February 2021
In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and its likely impact on travel restrictions and physical distancing requirements well into 2021, the board of the Association of Embryo Technology in Europe has taken the difficult decision to cancel the physical annual AETE conference in Dublin and instead provide this year a complete new online AETE experience. Join us in this new virtual experience and keep an eye on the new programme announcements in the coming weeks. Stay safe and healthy.
18. February 2021
About the job Geno SA ( is the breeding organization of Norwegian Red, the main dairy breed in Norway. Geno's breeding program is based on science and continuous research and development in the areas of breeding and genetics, fertility and artificial insemination. Our AI-station is located in Stange, Norway. Geno is currently seeking an experienced Veterinarian in embryo production to fill a permanent position in the Production Department.
16. February 2021
FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan is currently implementing “Improvement of Cattle Production in Azerbaijan through Establishment of Effective Cattle Breeding and Feeding Systems” project under FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme. The main purpose of the project is the improvement of cattle productivity. Deadline until 19/2/21.
Announcement · 18. December 2020
Latest issue of the AETE newsletter now online
10. November 2020
The most recent numbers of ET and OPU in Europe have been published on the website. Check it out!
News and more · 10. September 2020
The AETE 2020-Lite meeting is now live. All delegates that registered for the meeting are now able to review posters, short presentations and content form our sponsors as well as interact through chat boxes. On Friday Sept 11, we will "meet" in person via Microsoft Teams to have real time presentations from nine selected speakers. Invitations to delegates have been sent. If you have not received these, or have technical problems, please email

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