Time is Running Out to Genotype Your Females with Angus uLD

March 2, 2020 3:03 pm

Angus Australia members are reminded genomic testing with the Angus uLD product will only be available until April 30th.

Developed in collaboration with Neogen Australasia, Angus uLD is an ultra-low density, low cost genomic product that has been designed for Angus seedstock producers who may have commenced genotyping either all, or a subset of their current calves, but who have not genotyped their cow herd.

Angus uLD enables those producers to undertake a one-off genotyping of their mature breeding herd so that they can obtain maximum benefit from genomic technology, both now and into the future.

Angus uLD uses an ultra-low density DNA test to assess the genetic makeup of mature Angus females at approximately 15,000 locations across the animal’s genome (known as SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms) to obtain a genomic profile for the animal.

The resultant genomic profile can be used for parentage verification of the female and her progeny, plus to add valuable information to the calculation of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for not only the female, but also her relatives.

Angus uLD is not suitable for genotyping Angus seedstock sires or calves, which should be genotyped with the higher density Angus GS or HD50K for Angus products.

Angus uLD can be ordered exclusively from Angus Australia for a cost of $40.45 (inc GST).

For further information about the Angus uLD product, click here. Advice and assistance is also available from staff at Angus Australia on (02) 6773 4600, or Neogen Australasia on (07) 3736 2134.

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