About Igenity Beef
Igenity® Beef utilizes DNA to predict genetic variation in both heifers and steers, providing an additional selection tool to cattle producers. Producers also use Igenity in the production of high-value feeder calves and to score commercial bulls being used as sires. Igenity Beef is the new profile replacing the Igenity Gold and Igenity Silver, consisting of 16 maternal, performance, and carcass traits plus parentage. The Igenity Beef dashboard and custom indexes are designed to help cow-calf producers make confident decisions about heifers they retain and develop for their breeding herd.
Igenity Confident Selection
- The FIRST and ONLY complete heifer profile designed for crossbred and straightbred cattle
- Tool for ranking and selecting replacement heifers and scoring commercial bulls
- New indexes allow for multi-trait selection
- Can be personalized to fit specific production or market opportunities
Igenity Beef Reports Genetic Potential
Obtain knowledge of the genetic potential for replacement heifers, commercial bulls, and/or feedlot steers. The Igenity Beef profile provides 1 – 10 scores for 16 traits and 3 indexes, allowing producers to rank cattle based on their operation goals.
- Birth Weight
- Calving Ease Direct
- Calving Ease Maternal
- Heifer Pregnancy
- Residual Feed Intake
- Average Daily Gain
- Weaning Weight
- Yearling Weight
- Ribeye Area
- Fat Thickness
- Hot Carcass Weight
What is an Index and How Do I Use It?
Parentage can be quite valuable to determine which sires are performing, which are not, and which sires are producing the best calves. More importantly, it now comes at no additional charge to Igenity Beef. When ordering parentage, supply sire DNA samples prior to or with an Igenity order. Once bull DNA is in the Neogen informatics system, this step does not need to be repeated.