BVDV Testing Now Available as an Add-On to Angus HeiferSELECT

March 31, 2020 10:30 am

Angus Australia is pleased to announce that BVDV testing is now available as an optional add-on when testing heifers with Angus HeiferSELECT, facilitating the identification of animals persistently infected with Bovine Virus Diarrhoea Virus (also known as Bovine Pestivirus).

Angus HeiferSELECT is a genomic selection tool to help inform the selection of Angus replacement females (87.5% Angus content or greater) in a commercial beef breeding operation.

Angus HeiferSELECT provides:

  • Genetic predictions for nine (9) important maternal, growth and carcase traits
  • Genetic prediction and star rating for total breeding value
  • Sire assignment

Angus HeiferSELECT complements other sources of information that may be used in commercial replacement heifer selection, such as phenotypic evaluation, age, weight and pedigree information, and provides valuable insight into the genetic potential of heifers, particularly for traits that are otherwise difficult, time consuming or expensive to measure using traditional methods.

Angus HeiferSELECT has been developed in Australia, by Australians, for use in Australian Angus cattle.

BVDV testing as an add-on to Angus HeiferSELECT can ordered exclusively from Angus Australia for an additional cost of $9.90 (inc GST).