February 19, 2018
American Hereford Association – Cow DNA Project The AHA is striving to get more cows genotyped to help allow the implementation of genomic information into the models of some of the maternal traits. To date, …
American Hereford Association – Cow DNA Project
The AHA is striving to get more cows genotyped to help allow the implementation of genomic information into the models of some of the maternal traits.
To date, there are over 46,000 genotypes available for use in genetic evaluation. However, only 20.5% of those genotypes are from eligible females. This prevented the AHA from implementing genomic information into some key economic maternal traits such as Sustained Cow Fertility, Milk and Maternal Calving Ease. The solution is to increase the number of genotypes on cows already in production raising calves.
In order to accomplish this, AHA, in cooperation with Neogen-GeneSeek, is discounting the price on DNA testing for active cows on members’ Whole Herd TPR inventories. The cost to get genomic profiles and genetic abnormality results on your cow herd is only $20 per head as part of this project (normally $38). Tissue Sampling Units (TSU’s) used to collect DNA samples on your active cows are included in that price (excluding shipping cost of TSU’s from Allflex).
Here’s how it works:
The report will be sent to the member via email with an explanation of cost the member will be responsible for by participating in the cow DNA project.
Call or email today if you wish to learn more about participating in this exciting opportunity.
Call 816-842-3757 and ask to talk to Tena Martin (email@example.com)