The Fastest Way to Better Results

Genomic testing provides crucial insights into the potential of your animals at an earlier stage and with greater accuracy than any other method – providing you the confidence to make critical business decisions about breeding or selection much sooner.

We don’t send your samples overseas. Our tests are conducted at the largest livestock genomics lab in the southern hemisphere, operating to the highest standards in the world, right here in Australia.

That’s why we say testing with Neogen is the fastest way to better results. There is a Difference.

Genomic Solutions for Seedstock Producers

Neogen Australasia offers comprehensive and cost-effective genomic solutions tailored specifically for seedstock cattle of each breed.
We use our own custom-built genotyping tools designed specifically for beef cattle. This means you get the most accurate results possible for your herd. Our genomic bundles give you a clearer picture of your animals’ genetic makeup. This lets you make informed choices about breeding, health, and how to get the most out of your cattle.

Neogen Australasia has worked closely with registered breed associations to create comprehensive and cost-effective genomic solutions tailored specifically for seedstock cattle of each breed.

Genomic Solutions for Commercial Producers

Neogen Australasia’s range of genomic selection tools help commercial beef producers breed cattle with better genetic traits.

These genomic tools analyse an animal’s DNA to predict how it will perform in terms of meat quality, growth rate and fertility. This allows producers to choose the best animals for breeding, leading to a more profitable and productive herd.

Angus HeiferSELECT is developed in Australia, by Australians, for use in Australian Angus cattle. Suitable for straightbred Angus cattle (87.5% Angus content or greater).

Wagyu Feeder Check is developed in Australia, by Australians, for use in Wagyu content beef cattle. Suitable for Wagyu content cattle that are Wagyu x high content Bos taurus genetics.

Developed in Australia, by Australians, for use in Bos indicus content cattle. Suitable for tropical and tropically infused straightbred, composite and crossbred beef cattle.

Igenity® Beef Profile

Igenity® Beef Profile is developed for use in commercial crossbred and composite Bos Taurus cattle.  Suitable for crossbred or composite cattle containing Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Limousin, Gelbvieh or Hereford genetics.

Genomic Solutions for Parentage Assignment

Pinpointing the exact sire of a calf can be a challenge for beef producers. Traditional methods have limitations, leaving room for uncertainty. Knowing a calf’s sire is crucial for effective herd management and genetic selection in beef cattle production.

DNA parentage testing offers a reliable solution, reducing errors and confirming parentage. This leads to informed breeding programs, improved herd records, and accurate selection decisions. Plus, it saves valuable time by eliminating the need for guesswork in assigning parentage, increases the accuracy of pedigree information, and avoids the need for traditional methods like tagging calves at birth or mothering up at marking.

SeekSire Cattle Parentage determines the parentage of calves – that is linking a calf to its dam and/or sire – from a list of potential sires and dams that are provided as being possible parents.

Genomic Solutions for Genetic Traits & Conditions

Neogen Australasia offers a range of tests to assist with the management of important qualitative traits and genetic conditions in both seedstock and commercial beef operations.
Depending on the trait or condition of interest, testing can be ordered as either a standalone test, or in association with one of Neogen Australasia’s breed specific genomic test bundles.

Genetic Conditions DNA Test

Neogen Australasia offers a range of tests to assist with the management of genetic conditions in both seedstock and commercial beef operations.

Bovine Horn/Poll

The Bovine Horn-Poll test involves testing animals that are phenotypically polled, and identifying those that are predicted to be homozygous polled animals.

The Coat Colour (Black/Red) test enables breeders to determine whether a phenotypically black animal is homozygous black (i.e. does not carry genes for red coat colour) versus those that are carrying genes for red coat colour.

Tenderness testing evaluates the marker status at three major locations (Calpain316, Calpain4751, and Calpastatin) in the bovine genome known to have an impact on meat tenderness.

Testing to identify animals persistently infected (PI) with BVDV can be conducted as an optional add-on when ordering other genomic tests. BVDV testing can be conducted from the same DNA sample (i.e. an additional DNA sample is not required).

Genomic Profiling with a Difference

Neogen Australasia’s genomic test bundles include the genomic profiling of animals with one of Neogen’s premium, proprietary genotyping platforms.

Rather than utilising generic genotyping platforms, Neogen’s proprietary genotyping platforms have been designed and developed to explain maximum
genetic variation in each different beef population, delivering value for money from your investment in genomic testing.

BovineGGP100K

The GGP Bovine 100K consists of over 100,000 SNPs optimally selected for Bos taurus and Bos taurus influenced cattle.

TropBeefGGP50K

The GGP TropBeef 50K genomic profile consists of over 50,000 SNPs optimally selected for Bos indicus and Bos indicus influenced cattle, including Brahman, Droughtmaster, Santa Gertrudis and Tropical Composites.

Angus GS consists of over 72,000 SNPs optimally selected for Angus cattle. Angus GS was built ‘for Angus, by Angus’, and is the largest breed specific product on the market.

Custom Genomic Solutions

Neogen Australasia offers comprehensive and cost-effective genomic solutions tailored specifically for seedstock cattle of each breed.
We use our own custom-built genotyping tools designed specifically for beef cattle. This means you get the most accurate results possible for your herd. Our genomic bundles give you a clearer picture of your animals’ genetic makeup. This lets you make informed choices about breeding, health, and how to get the most out of your cattle.

Neogen Australasia offers custom genomic testing solutions for organisations with specific needs not met by our standard genomic tests. Our experts will design a test bundle tailored to your unique goals.

We provide a range of customised genetic evaluation services, from the development of genomics-only selection tools, to the establishment of a single-step genetic evaluation where genomically-enhanced breeding values are calculated on a routine basis.

Neogen Australasia’s NextGen Sequencing portfolio ranges from SkimSEEK to Whole Genome Sequence (WGS) and is ideally suited to use by research organisations who are looking for an additional depth of genomic information.