Technology originally created through a Genome Alberta funded project is now available to commercial cattle producers to improve their cross-bred herds.
All producers need to do is send in a hair sample
from the animal to be tested and they will receive an analysis of the relevant genetic information crucial to improving on-farm breeding programs. With full information on the breed composition and vigour score they can make decisions to help raise more feed efficient animals which can tolerate environmental stresses, and produce more offspring.
The better the animal, the longer it will remain in the breeding herd and reduce the need to purchase replacement stock. The ultimate goal is a more profitable herd - and it all started with an idea from researchers at the University of Alberta.
is General Manager for Neogene which has acquired the testing technology and is delivering it to cattle ranchers.