Neogen GeneSeek is introducing a new, highly affordable genomic profiling test for seedstock production.

“The new GeneSeek® Genomic Profiler™ Ultra-Low Density (GGP uLD) will provide ample power for predicting traits that beef seedstock will pass along to their progeny. Never before have seedstock producers had such an affordable and powerful genotyping tool,” says Dr. Stewart Bauck, general manager of Neogen GeneSeek Operations.

Bauck says the new test will give breed associations a tool to expand the genotyping of seedstock replacement heifers.

“As we have presented this new product to our breed association customers, most have seen that the affordable power of the GGP uLD will be an attractive addition to their genotyping portfolios,” he added. The new product uses high-accuracy imputation to higher-density SNP arrays, but will cost about one-third the price, Bauck says.

“We have received positive feedback from the seedstock industry about this affordable new power in their genotyping tool kit,” Bauck says. “We are optimistic that this new test will significantly expand the number of beef seedstock that are genotyped. This expansion will improve the beef industry’s overall competitiveness in food production by helping shorten generational intervals and improve selection accuracy.”

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