Once in Latvia, the breed of so-called brown (or brown) cows was very common, which produced milk that was unique in fat content and usefulness. The breed has almost disappeared, but local farmers undertook to restore it.
The number of Latvian brown cows, unfortunately, is critically small, and had to resort to modern techniques to accelerate the revival of the breed. So on the Griezes Lejnieki farm in Saldus county five months ago a calf was born from an embryo born by a surrogate mother.
A little girl named Lelle develops well and pleases her owners. Now the farm contains a total of 17 cows of an old national breed. Breeders picked up three more surrogate mothers and hope to get new "artificial" calves soon.