For Taranaki dairy farmers Hayden and Alecia Lawrence, DNA testing their herd has been a game-changer.
- Make better breeding decisions
- Predict future performance
- Prevent mismothering
Increase the value of your herd data
By DNA testing with CRV, you are one step closer to adding value to your business.
With one sample, myDNA allows you test your cows for:
- Genomic breeding values
With myDNA, you can
confidently select your best replacement animals, allocate sexed semen to
genetically superior cows, and increase the rate of genetic gain in your herd.
DNA also makes calving much easier by matching calves back to dams - no need to
mother calves in the paddocks, saving time and money.
The world we farm in
continues to change but myDNA can help provide certainty when it comes to your
herd and give you confidence in your decisions. With CRV you will only need to
test once to unlock your animals information.
Reasons to DNA test with CRV
- Accelerate genetic gain - correctly identify animals in your herd to make more informed long-term decisions.
- Reduce stress at calving - no need to mother calves in the paddock, instead you’ll have the data at your fingertips.
- It’s fast - testing an average herd will take our technicians less than a day. Check out the video of one of our highly trained technicians in action.
- Add value to your herd - the upfront investment is far outweighed by the value you’ll gain over time, with faster improvement in your herd, and time savings. Plus, for whole herd testing, interest free finance options are available.
Research shows that greater than 25% of calves in NZ are mismothered. With the cost of breeding a replacement sitting at approximately $1,800 per animal, it's important you can bring in the new season's calves with confidience.
myDNA: providing confidence at calving
Get started with myDNA
Getting started with myDNA is easy. DNA test your whole herd at the same time, or build up the DNA profile of your herd over time.
Steps to get started with myDNA
The myDNA service also offers BVD testing. You can do this as part of your myDNA parentage test with an add-on BVD option or as a standalone test.
Tissue sampling is a good option for beef or young animals that are not lactating to identify persistently infected animals and prevent the spread of a disease that impacts around 80% of New Zealand's dairy and beef herds.
myDNA genomics offers the most comprehensive information on your animals. Genomics is a powerful technology that more accurately predicts the performance of animals over their lifetime. This allows for more informed decisions at an earlier age.
Basing decisions on little or inaccurate data slows down genetic gain and reduces your return on investment. DNA testing allows you to make better decisions from the beginning of an animal’s life.
Parent average breeding values have low reliability because inheritance of parent genes are random. Looking at the animal’s own DNA (genomics) results in more reliable predications of performance.
The genomic predictions are based on New Zealand data so the breeding values are relevant to your situation.
myDNA Testing Options
myDNA Technician Service
We recommend using one our DNA technicians, however you can also hire equipment for DNA sampling.
Standalone A2 Testing
Want to know the Beta Casein Status of your young stock without the expense of a DNA test? Simply order the number of standalone A2 tests you require with your CRV Sales Consultant, take the swabs as below, and we will email you the results within 5 days of the lab receiving the samples.