Neogen dairy heifer test honored

DairyCow_inField_blogOne of Neogen’s innovative genomic tests recently received some great recognition.

The Igenity Dairy Heifer Program was one of 10 honorees for Dairy Herd Management’s Innovation Awards, which were announced Oct. 1 at the World Dairy Expo. The winners were chosen from 47 entries and were picked by a group of dairy farmers, agribusiness representatives and university experts based on value to the industry, originality and use value, according to Dairy Herd Network.

Neogen’s Dairy Heifer Program offers dairymen an unprecedented amount of information on the genetic potential of replacement dairy heifers. Using hair follicles, the DNA-based test can provide important information on key performance and health traits, such as pregnancy rate and net merit, and yield traits, such as fat percentage. The test can be performed soon after the calf is born, and gives producers another tool to make the best breeding decisions for their herds.

For more information on Neogen’s agrigenomic offerings, please click here.  For a short video that provides more information on the program, please click here.

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