With growing global consumption of protein through meat, dairy and egg products, highly productive livestock systems are important to keep up with demand.  Constraints on grazing and the channeling of over one-third of global grain harvest toward animal production creates the need for improved efficiency in conversion of feed nutrients to protein.  Intrexon is utilizing synthetic biology and advances in technology to develop safe, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to growing worldwide food needs. Trans Ova Genetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intrexon, has an industry-leading platform of bovine reproductive technologies designed to enhance the rate of genetic progress globally, providing cattle farmers superior productivity and efficient utilization of resources in an environmentally responsible manner.