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 2021||Wednesday 11th November||Tuesday 5th January|
|Feb 2021||Wednesday 16th December||Tuesday 2nd February|
|Mar 2021||Wednesday 13th January||Tuesday 2nd March|
Wednesday 10th February
Tuesday 6th April
Please note the later release time of 10:30am
|May 2021||Wednesday 17th March||Tuesday 4th May|
|Jun 2021||Wednesday 14th April||Tuesday 1st June|
|Jul 2021||Wednesday 19th May||Tuesday 6th July|
|Aug 2021||Wednesday 16th June||Tuesday 10th August|
|Sep 2021||Wednesday 21st July||Tuesday 7th September|
|Oct 2021||Wednesday 18th August||Tuesday 5th October|
|Nov 2021||Wednesday 15th September||Tuesday 2nd November|
|Dec 2021||Wednesday 6th October||Tuesday 7th December|
(dates in bold are official runs, all others are interim runs)
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