Genomic testing is the process of analysing a heifer’s DNA – such as in ear tissue or a tail hair – to reliably predict her future performance in the herd.
Genomics can be conducted as early as birth, so farmers can make informed decisions about a heifer’s role in their herd. DNA samples are easy to collect and can be taken at the same time as routine husbandry procedures, such as ear tagging or disbudding. – Dairy Australia
Genomics allows farming businesses to utilise critical data and make better and more informed decisions that help drive a profitable business.
- Increase herd productivity
- Avoid excess heifer rearing costs
- Increase rate of genetic gain
- Increase value and genetic potential of your herd
To find out more about DNA Testing and Genomics call 1800 444 266.