Tail-cut bovine spermatozoa were microinjected into ooplasmic lipid polarised, in vitro matured bovine oocytes using a piezomicropipette-driving system. No exogenous oocyte activation treatment was used. Of the sperm-injected oocytes, 86.3% were activated, 71.8% cleaved and 22.7% developed to the blastocyst stage. The average cell count of the blastocysts was 122.5 ± 15 and a majority (81.8%) of the blastocysts were cytologically normal (diploid). When transferred to recipient cows, 5 of 8 blastocysts developed to fetuses and 4 of 7 recipients became pregnant. Normal offspring were born.