Angus HeiferSELECT can be ordered exclusively from Angus Australia and is recommended for straight-bred, commercial Angus females (greater than or equal to 87.5% Angus content).
Angus HeiferSELECT tests can not be ordered for females that have been previously recorded with Angus Australia, such as females recorded on the HBR, APR, ACR or MBR registers, or for commercial females that are not straight-bred Angus.
Once you have collected DNA samples and completed the Angus HeiferSELECT Order Form:
A copy of the order form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A printed copy of the order form, and the DNA samples should be mailed to:
Locked Bag 11
ARMIDALE NSW 2350
Angus HeiferSELECT results will be available approximately 6 – 8 weeks after the order form is received at Angus Australia.
The DNA testing required for Angus HeiferSELECT can be conducted by either Zoetis Animal Genetics or Neogen Australasia. A designated Angus HeiferSELECT Order Form for both laboratories is available for download from the Angus Australia website.
Fees and turnaround time for Angus HeiferSELECT may vary subject to the DNA laboratory that is utilised. For a listing of the latest fees, refer to the Angus Australia website.
DNA sire identification is available as part of Angus HeiferSELECT providing the sires are registered with Angus Australia and have a genomic profile available.
In many cases, a genomic (DNA) profile will have previously been recorded with Angus Australia for your sires (by the breeder or a previous owner) and can be used to conduct the DNA sire identification component of the Angus HeiferSELECT testing. Details of whether a DNA profile is stored for each registered sire can be viewed on the Angus Database Search facility on the Angus Australia website.
If a genomic profile has not previously been recorded, you can collect a DNA sample for the sire and request a genomic profile from Angus Australia. DNA test request forms are available from the Angus Australia website.
DNA tests can only be ordered for animals that you own, and so you will need to ensure that all registered bulls have been transferred into your ownership on the Angus Australia database prior to requesting the genomic profile.
BVDV testing can be conducted in association with Angus HeiferSELECT as an optional add-on from both Zoetis (TSU samples only) and Neogen (TSU and tail hair samples).
If BVDV testing is required, this should be nominated on the order form. Angus HeiferSELECT and BVDV testing can be conducted from the same DNA sample.
All invoicing for Angus HeiferSELECT is undertaken by Angus Australia. Invoices will be generated for Angus HeiferSELECT tests shortly after the order form and samples are received at Angus Australia.
Invoices are generated based on the number of females for which Angus HeiferSELECT tests are requested, and still apply if results can not be generated for an individual female. For example, if the DNA result for a female reveals that she is not straight-bred Angus.