Igenity® Beef Profile is designed for Bos taurus crossbred and composite cattle. It allows beef producers to rank their herd to identify superior genetics, with 17 traits including fertility, production and carcass and three indexes.
Igenity® Beef is a cost-effective genetic profile designed for commercial Bos taurus crossbred and composite cattle allowing producers to select, manage and market their cattle with more confidence. Igenity® Beef utilises DNA to sort and rank animals based on their genetic variation. This DNA selection tool can be used to enhance your operation by allowing you to determine which heifers to retain for your breeding herd, identify your highest value calves, or select your commercial sires.
Results are reported on 17 important commercial traits with the ability to build custom indexes to suit your individual production goals.
Parentage & BVDV are available as add-on tests.
Identify animals with high genetic merit and expected performance
Maximize animal efficiency for maximum profitability
Providing data for breeding and management decisions
Reduce risk of eliminating genetically superior animals
Accelerate and strengthen genetic gain and reduce genetic interval
Igenity Beef is used to rank animals to their peers. Allowing producers to make informed selection decisions based on individual genetic merit.
Results are reported back in an easy simple format as a score from 1 to 10 for 17 key traits including fertility, performance, and carcass traits. Results can be used in conjunction with 3 indexes for production, terminal or maternal performance – or customise your own index to suit your breeding objectives. Indexes can be used to prioritise selection emphasis for the traits most important to your business, without compromising production from other correlated traits.
Igenity® Beef Genomic Test you get 17 maternal, performance, and carcass traits. • Maternal: Birth weight, calving ease direct, calving ease maternal, stayability, heifer pregnancy, docility, and milk. • Performance: Residual feed intake, average daily gain, weaning weight, scrotal circumference and yearling weight. • Carcass: Tenderness, marbling, ribeye area, fat thickness, and hot carcass weight.
This enables producers to evaluate the genetic potential of individual animals across multiple traits and assess their predicted performance compared to other animals tested from their herd, as well as how well an individual animal is expected to perform relative to the business and breeding objectives.
If you’re looking to get started with DNA testing for your herd, Neogen Australasia is here to help make the process easy and accessible for you. Here’s how to get started:
Think about your breeding goals and what kind of test you need. If you’re unsure, don’t hesitate to reach out to Neogen’s expert team (07) 3736 2134 or email email@example.com or contact your local genomics territory manager.
Order your sample collection kit from Neogen Australia. Allflex TSU sample collection kits are available at Neogen Australasia. Fill out your test submission form provided by Neogen and post your samples to our lab in Queensland. The address is 14 Hume Drive, Bundamba, QLD 4304.
Upon receipt of your samples, Neogen will process and analyse the samples and provide results back to you.
We recommend reviewing your results with your farm adviser or with your genetics service provider so that you can make an informed and strategic decision about how to act on this information.
Remember that if you need additional information or assistance, your local Neogen territory manager or our technical experts are always available to help.
At Neogen, we understand that every farm and breeder is unique, and we’re committed to providing personalized support to help you achieve your breeding goals. So don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help at any step of the process.
Allflex Tissue Sampling Units for Livestock DNA collection
One simple step opens a whole world of insightful predictions. The cattle industry is constantly evolving and advancing, that is why Neogen® has worked closely with Allflex to provide you with an advanced, quicker, and cost-effective way to collect DNA samples from your herd. With Allflex TSU’s, your samples are stored safety and securely and allow efficient processing using Neogen’s automated lab equipment. Here’s how to get started:
Order your Allflex TSU Sampling Kit from Neogen Australasia or contact your local genomics territory manager.
Once you have received your tag applicator and TSUs, you are ready to take your samples.
Read the instructions or watch a TSU collection tutorial below.
Collect your samples, complete your order form and , send in your samples to 14 Hume Drive, Bundamba 4304 QLD, with the completed hard copy of the order form, please ensure a digital copy of your order form is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your samples are mailed, estimate 7-10 business days before samples arrive at the lab. The DNA is processed and DNA results are then read by our data service team and reported to you.
Be sure to allow yourself and our team enough time if you are needing results by a specified date.
If you are submitting DNA for purebred cattle, be sure to check with your breed association to determine the process for registration and submission specific to their DNA collection program.
Using Allflex TSUs have several benefits including:
Quick and easy sample collection at any any.
Receive more data from a single sample, which can be stored for future testing or multiple tests.
Users must ensure that their RFID equipment is correctly configured for scanning TSU sample codes.
Tips for DNA TSU sampling
Be sure that if the animal has been freshly tattooed that all ink is avoided in the sample.
If sampling a newborn calf, be sure to wipe the ear clean so that no DNA is transferred from the dam.
Be sure that there is tissue within the TSU before releasing the animal, and that the tissue is submerged in the buffer.
TSUs can be stored for up to one year at room temperature.
Remember to note which sample belongs to which animal, and check with your breed association for their specific DNA collection process. Contact your Local Neogen Territory Manager or Customer Service for assistance or questions about Allflex TSUs and genomic testing solutions.
The Turnaround Time (TAT) depends on various factors, such as the time it takes for your sample to reach our laboratory in Queensland, sample type(s) whether it is TSU samples or hair follicles or blood samples and whether the test results are reported directly or to your breed society.
Please keep in mind that if we need to re-run your sample. We call this a retest. In that case, the TAT will of course be extended.