Since its introduction in 2003, the revolutionary Igenity DNA testing portfolio has powered confident decisions in cow-calf production. Igenity profiles provide a tool to rank cattle on traits that impact productivity, helping commercial producers select replacement heifers based on genetic merit. Igenity ranks cattle using simple 1-10 scores for key traits. The online Igenity Beef Dashboard makes it easy to sort cattle in a variety of ways and create unique selection criteria for your operation.
With Igenity, you can:
- Rank and select replacement heifers that meet the goals of your operation.
- Verify sire parentage for a productive, efficient bull battery.
- Score commercial bulls.
- Produce feeder cattle that fit your market.
- Leverage a growing portfolio of genetic condition tests.
Igenity is about opportunity and making more confident decisions about the future. Half sibling heifers from the same AI stud may both look conformationally sound and beneficial to a producer’s future - but you will not know with certainty until you obtain a gage of their genetic potential.
A study conducted by the Red Angus Association of America profiled 91 Red Angus calves with Igenity and followed them through to harvest. Taking the average Igenity score for ADG and Marbling, the top 25 head scored 2.4 points higher than the bottom 25 head. In terms of profit – those top 25 calves returned, on average, $50.60/hd more than the bottom 25 calves.
The Igenity portfolio includes:
The first and only genetic profile for commercial crossbred and straight-bred cattle – reports 16 traits, 3 indexes, plus parentage.
Igenity Angus Gold
Profile designed for cattle 75% or more Angus – reports 15 traits plus parentage.
Profile designed for commercial Brangus producers by the International Brangus Breeders Association of America.
Igenity Santa Gertrudis
Profile designed for commercial Santa Gertrudis producers by Santa Gertrudis Breeders International.
I want to order Igenity – What Now?
Getting Started with Igenity – Technical information includes everything you need to get started with Igenity: selection of product, when and how to take a DNA sample, how to order Igenity, and what to do once you have sampled.
Igenity Fact Sheet – Technical piece includes information on the Igenity Beef genomics portfolio, benefits of using the product, and information on SeekSire parentage.
I have my results – What do they mean?
The online Igenity Beef Dashboard is a mobile-friendly, up-to-date result and decision-making tool for Igenity customers. It offers online access to orders, easy-to-read results, benchmarking tools and reports, and indexing tools to assist in planning, management, and selection for your herd. For a detailed description of how to interpret results, refer to the Igenity Beef or Igenity Angus Results Key.
Igenity Beef Results Key – Technical information includes how to interpret your Igenity Beef results, definitions of all 16 traits, how to use your results to make selection decisions, and information on territory managers.
Igenity Angus Gold Results Key – Technical information includes how to interpret your results, definitions of all 15 traits, how to use your results to make selection decisions, and information on territory managers.