Neogen partners with IGS to enhance Igenity® Beef Profile

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with International Genetic Solutions (IGS). The effort is focused on heightening genomic impact in the IGS platform, the only major multibreed beef genetic evaluation available, and at the same time greatly enhancing the research and development necessary to continue to improve Neogen’s […]

TSUs deliver faster and more accurate genetic selection at Armidale

NSW cattle breeder Richard Ogilvie, or Te-Angie Poll Herefords, has made the switch from hair samples to using tissue sampling units (TSUs) to collect DNA for genomic analysis. Photo credit: Emily H Photography.

The switch from hair samples to using tissue sampling units (TSUs) has resulted in faster and more accurate collection of DNA […]

‘Dating app for cows’ helps farmers match cattle

The latest matchmaking app to hit smartphones is like many others: swipe one way for a match, swipe another to reject. The only problem is that it’s a little hard for the targets being matched to swipe with their hooves.

Tudder is an app that allows farmers to swipe through pictures of cattle that might […]

Experts discuss the dairy industry in 50 years: Genomics, regulations and more

In 50 years it will be 2069, and we have no idea what the world will look like. We certainly have hopes for our planet — that our industries will be booming and efficient, particularly our agricultural economy.

University of Minnesota Extension educator James Salfer predicts that changes in the dairy industry over the […]

Report: Global animal genetics market to reach nearly $6 billion by 2023

The global animal genetics market is expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2023, reports research firm MarketsandMarkets.

This is an increase from the 2018 value, which the firm pins at $4.2 billion.

What will drive the increase? The research firm points out a rising demand for animal protein products that goes hand-in-hand with increasing world […]

Future bright for genetic progress in beef industry

As beef industry leaders got a glimpse of the future of genetic improvement in cattle, what they saw was more opportunity on the horizon.

Several speakers outlined emerging technology that will speed beef improvement during the Neogen International Genomics Symposium at the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) annual conference.

Dr. Mitch Abrahamsen, executive vice president […]

Elation: Angus bull auctioned off for record-breaking $800,000

Earlier this year a world record was shattered when Elation, an Angus bull, was sold at a public auction for the enormous sum of $800,000 USD.

The bull, who was 14 months old at the time, was purchased by U.S. ranchers Brian Bell and David Bogle, who share ownership rights with original owners, Schaff Angus […]

Neogen acquires Australian animal genomics laboratory

Neogen announced today that it has acquired the assets of The University of Queensland Animal Genetics Laboratory (AGL) — the leading animal genomics laboratory in Australia, a country with large cattle and sheep markets.

The acquisition of AGL is intended to help accelerate the growth of Neogen’s animal genomics business in Australia, New Zealand and […]

GeneSeek launches improved version of its low density genomic profiler

Neogen’s GeneSeek division has released an improved version of its popular bovine genomic profiler, which has become a global standard in cattle genomics. Improvements include a significant upgrade of its gene marker content.

GeneSeek’s latest version of its Bovine GeneSeek® Genomic Profiler-LD chip (GGP Bovine LD v4) screens cattle DNA for approximately 42,000 markers, of […]