Navigation Links
Neogen launches comprehensive dairy heifer genomic test

LANSING, Mich., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today the development of a new genomic test that offers the dairy cattle industry an unprecedented level of information on the genetic potential of replacement dairy heifers.

Neogen's new Igenity Dairy Heifer Program reveals a heifer's genetic potential well before breeding. The test can be performed soon after a calf is born, and is another tool in the decision-making process for breeding and heifer selection.

"Many commercial dairy operations are finding a great return on investment with genomic screening of their herds. Dairy producers have a large pool of replacement heifers to choose from as dairy cattle reproduction has become more efficient," said Neogen's Dr. Stewart Bauck. "The use of the Igenity Dairy Heifer Program can help producers make decisions on the female side of the pedigree, while previously, most genetic progress has been made through bull selection."

Results from the genomic test can deliver highly reliable genomic data on several different traits, including health traits such as net merit, pregnancy rate, productive life in months and somatic cell score; and yield traits, such as the animal's milk in fat pounds, fat percentage, protein pounds, and protein percentage. The test contains information on over 19,000 genetic markers for the bovine animal.

"It may be relatively easy to select the top 10% or the bottom 10% of the heifer group, but detecting the potential of the intermediate group will benefit from genomic information," said Dr. Bauck. "In the past, dairymen have utilized sires that meet their selection criteria and every female in the herd was bred to create a potential replacement. Now every dairy has an affordable way to select superior females. Genomic information can be used to achieve the breeding goals for every farm."

Neogen also offers the dairy industry a comprehensive line of animal health products and diagnostics, including veterinary instruments, unique, detectable D3 needles, rapid beta-lactam and tetracycline antibiotic detection tests, and disinfectants, cleaners and rodenticides to enhance a farm's biosecurity.

Neogen Corporation develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company's Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen's Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics, along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.


Dr. Stewart Bauck, Neogen Corporation



SOURCE Neogen Corporation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Neogen Corporation Announces 2nd Quarter Results Conference Call
2. Neogen Reports Second Quarter Results
3. Neogen Launches Fully Quantitative Lateral Flow Test for DON
4. Neogen launches the fastest molecular pathogen test
5. Neogen acquires Igenity from Merial
6. Neogen Corporation Announces Year-End Results Conference Call
7. Neogen reports year end results
8. Neogen Corporation Announces 1st Quarter Results Conference Call
9. Neogen reports 30% increase in quarterly net income
10. Neogen Corporation Announces 3rd Quarter Results Conference Call
11. Neogen launches rapid tests for ractopamine
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... M.D., will join physicians, aesthetic practitioners and aesthetics professionals from Central America and ... to be held in Panama City, Panama Feb. 17-19, 2016. Testart will present ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA ), ... joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, alongside more ... standing with the Obama Administration to demonstrate an ongoing commitment ... outcome to the COP21 Paris climate ... Sarnia, Canada . --> BioAmber ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX ) an ... and monetization of intellectual property, today provided an ... to create shareholder value. Anthony ... on published reports, the total addressable market of ... Spherix will seek to secure fair and reasonable ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... -- HUYA Bioscience International, the leader in accelerating global development ... announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ... between KDDF and HUYA with the ultimate goal of ... the global market. China,s ... preclinical and clinical stage compounds. The company advances the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/29/2015)... Oct. 29, 2015  The J. Craig Venter Institute ... "DNA Synthesis and Biosecurity: Lessons Learned and Options for ... Health and Human Services guidance for synthetic biology providers ... --> --> Synthetic ... the potential to pose unique biosecurity threats. It now ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015  Connected health pioneer, ... the explosion of technology-enabled health and wellness, and the ... book, The Internet of Healthy Things ... or smartphones even existed, Dr. Kvedar, vice president, Connected ... health care delivery, moving care from the hospital or ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... In the present market scenario, security is ... industry verticals such as banking, healthcare, defense, electronic gadgets, ... for secure & simplified access control and growing rate ... of bank accounts, misuse of users, , and so ... laptops, and smartphones are expected to provide potential opportunities ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):