The genetic make-up of cattle is more clearly understood than ever before. Genomics is now the gold standard in modern cattle breeding information. We can now affordably discover the genetic merit of calves at birth and use this information to make earlier and more accurate breeding decisions.
It costs around £2000 to rear a dairy heifer to milking age, so identifying the best will have major cost saving benefits over the longer term. Genomic testing can be used to identify high PLI, top Type or other individual traits as desired to best suit the breeder's aims.
Genomic testing can be used in conjunction with classification for optimum results in dairy cattle husbandry. Use both services together to produce a truly great herd of cows!
We offer a wide range of genomic testing options for both heifers and parentage testing can also be incorporated within the genomic test. Young bulls intended for AI or for use as stock bulls can also be tested to obtain UK genetic evaluation results.
A full range of genetic trait diagnostic services are also available, including coat colour, polled status and A2 milk protein, as well as for all known deleterious recessives, such as HCD, Brachyspina and CVM.
Genomic Evaluation Publication Dates
|Run Month||Sample to be Received by NBDC||Proof Release Date|
|Jan 2020||Monday 18th November||Tuesday 7th January|
|Feb 2020||Monday 9th December||Tuesday 4th February|
|Mar 2020||Monday 13th January||Tuesday 3rd March|
|Apr 2020||Monday 10th February||Tuesday 7th April|
|May 2020||Monday 16th March||Tuesday 5th May|
|Jun 2020||Monday 13th April||Tuesday 2nd June|
|Jul 2020||Monday 11th May||Tuesday 7th July|
|Aug 2020||Monday 15th June||Tuesday 11th August|
|Sep 2020||Monday 20th July||Tuesday 1st September|
|Oct 2020||Monday 17th August||Tuesday 6th October|
|Nov 2020||Monday 21st September||Tuesday 3rd November|
|Dec 2020||Monday 12th October||Tuesday 1st December|
(dates in bold are official runs, all others are interim runs)
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