Evaluating Your Seedstock Herd
Every calf crop represents genetic progress in your seedstock operation, building on the best your operation has to offer. Take your selection decisions to the next level through genomic technology.
AGI’s suite of test options are used to establish GE-EPDs to measure genetic merit for breeding stock, and can also determine parentage or test for genetic conditions — important capabilities in the management of your herd.
Genomic testing technology has evolved since genomic profile results were first incorporated into Angus EPDs in 2010.
The hundreds of thousands of HD tests submitted by Angus breeders to date have helped improve
genomics programs to interpret markers, increase accuracy
and allow for the development of low-density (LD) tests, as well as the
GeneMax suite of tests for commercial users of Angus genetics.
The availability of several genomic profile options gives Angus cattle producers several
options in genomic testing, available through AGI’s partnering labs Neogen GeneSeek
and Zoetis and accessible through AAA Login
Determining which is right for your operation depends on several factors.
Most advanced high density genomic testing option available for Angus cattle powered by Neogen GeneSeek
Only genomic test designed specifically for Angus cattle including potential markers for future trait selection.
Ideal for whole-herd genotyping, including high-impact sires or dams.
High density test option offered through partner Zoetis.
Higher density genomic testing option available for producers through Zoetis.
Use to genotype high impact sires or dams.
Affordable low density panel offered through partner Zoetis.
Through imputation results are indistinguishable from the HD50k test.
Same impact on GE-EPD has the HD50k at a lower cost.
Note: Selecting which test and company is an individual decision, AGI may choose to upgrade
certain samples that were initially tested to higher density tests to maintain the accuracy of genomic programs.