Neogen offers genomics services worldwide that deliver accurate, affordable DNA testing to all sectors of the beef cattle industry. Our GeneSeek Genomic Profiler™ (GGP) Portfolio provide seedstock producers with the best genomic information on their bulls and females. Furthermore, our partnership with Angus Genetics Incorporated has allowed us to deliver our Angus GS product developed specifically for Angus, by Angus, to not only advance genetic gain within the breed but to provide research content to better the wellbeing of the animals for years to come. Lastly, Igenity allows commercial and crossbred cattle producers to gauge the genetic merit of their herd of cattle and ensure they are buying the correct bulls that meet their operation’s goals.
Igenity DNA profiles are the first and only commercial and crossbred genetic test designed to help cattlemen select, manage, and market their cattle with more confidence. Using a specific scoring system, Igenity profiles allow the producer to evaluate maternal, performance, and carcass traits in one report and rank cattle according to their needs. This scoring system provides producers with the ability to leverage superior genetics being brought into the herd by seedstock and commercial bulls, selecting the heifers that inherit the best genes. With Igenity, you can:
- Confidently select for more productive cows.
- Confidently select for calf crops matching production, marketing, and grazing goals.
- Confidently select for grids, value-added programs, and retained ownership.
- Confidently select commercial bulls for your breeding needs.
For more information – view the Igenity Fact Sheet. This is a technical document that includes information on the Igenity Beef genomics portfolio, benefits of using the product, and information on SeekSire parentage.
Igenity – Confident Selection
Here is a list of commercial profiles available in Neogen’s Igenity Portfolio:
Designed for crossbred and straightbred commercial cattle. Specifically, those of Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Hereford, Gelbvieh, and/or Limousin lineage.
Includes: Igenity 1 – 10 scores for 16 maternal, performance, and carcass traits plus FREE parentage. Ideal for heifers producing more replacements, high-quality calves, and bulls without EPDs.
Igenity Angus Gold
Designed for cattle 75% or more Angus
Includes: Igenity 1 – 10 scores for 15 maternal, performance, and carcass traits plus FREE parentage. The most powerful, most complete commercial profile for replacement heifer production and high-end feeder-calf markets.
Used to sort cattle using Brangus-specific indexes. Animals ranked based on IBBA scores for maternal, performance, and carcass quality traits, including tenderness. Profiles also offer gene markers for SeekSire parentage.
Only available from the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA). Order at gobrangus.com
Igenity Santa Gertrudis
Used to sort cattle using Santa Gertrudis-specific indexes. Animals ranked using on scores based on SGBI-EPD categories for maternal, performance, and carcass quality traits, including tenderness. Profiles also offer gene markers for SeekSire parentage.
Only available from Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI). Order at santagertrudis.com
Parentage testing compares DNA markers from bulls or cows with calves to verify a calf’s parentage. It is often used in multi-sire breeding groups where multiple bulls are mixed with female cattle. All Neogen beef cattle parentage tests, including SeekSire, use USDA and ISAG standard parentage markers for Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle. This ensures the most reliable markers are used to verify parentage and this determination is consistent with standards used worldwide.
In this example, the calf inherited an “A” from both his sire (Sire 2) and dam. It is impossible for the calf to have been sired by Sire 1 because he has no “A” to pass on.
Our GeneSeek Genomic Profiler™ portfolio – the GGP uLD, GGP Bovine 50K+, and GGP HD150K – provides seedstock producers, breed associations, and genetics suppliers with the best tools on the market for DNA testing in cattle. Highly accurate genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) improve sale results, genomically assist seedstock selection, and accelerate breed improvement, which ultimately impacts the producer’s bottom line.
Our GeneSeek Genomic Profiler™ portfolio – the GGP uLD, GGP Bovine 50K, and GGP HD150K – provide breed associations with reliable genetic information to calculate accurate GE-EPDs for seedstock producers and genetics suppliers. Below is a description of each product and a list of animals Neogen recommends for testing.
GGP uLD – Efficient selection of seedstock replacement heifers
Calves don’t only inherit genes from their sire. The GGP uLD delivers a genomic profiling option to help producers select, retain, and market seedstock replacement heifers. Never has such power been so affordable. As breed associations add the GGP uLD to their DNA testing portfolio, seedstock producers will have an option for heifer selection, development, and marketing.
GGP 50K – Power to select, manage, and market sale bulls
The gold standard for genotyping sires. The GGP Bovine 50K is an ideal tool to test an entire bull calf crop, with high-accuracy performance at an affordable price. Not only will seedstock producers take advantage of high-accuracy genomic-enhanced EPDs that increase the confidence in their bulls, but their ability to select bulls that will impact their bottom line will also improve.
GGP HD150K – Influential information for influential animals
The more you know… The GGP HD150K is ideal for elite sires, donor dams, A.I. studs and other high impact seedstock. This profile fills in details that other tests miss, and enhances accuracy for high-performance parentage data in one-step-method pedigrees, whole herd genotyping and embryo genotyping. Many A.I. companies use the GGP HD150K to qualify their studs.
What about Angus GS? – For Angus, By Angus
Built in collaboration with the scientists at Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI), Angus GS is a powerful new genomic selection tool built for Angus, by Angus. It includes 50k Angus-specific markers for improved accuracy as well as novel DNA content for research purposes. For more information on Angus GS and how to order, please visit angus.org.
Custom panels and arrays are available for researchers or breed associations seeking unique solutions for beef cattle. Neogen Genomics experts are available to help create a custom panel or custom array for individual needs — research or commercial. In addition, assistance is available for creating custom prediction equations and bioinformatics solutions.