myDNA Testing

myDNA Testing

Future proof your business
  • Future proof service
  • Less stress on farm
  • Reduce risk of inbreeding

Increase the value of your herd data

There are many benefits when you DNA test your herd, such as the correct mothering of young stock, which not only makes the calving period less stressful, but also means herd records are more accurate.

Looking to the future as we move further into the world of genomics, farmers will be able to receive genomic breeding values for their herd.

To assist this, CRV offers a future proofed DNA service, in conjunction with AgResearch laboratory GenomNZ. All samples are analyzed on a 50K high density chip, which means not only are your results extremely accurate and detailed, it also enables the generation of genomic breeding values without any further investment required*.

DNA test your herd with CRV today to receive immediate benefits as listed below, but also to ready your herd for the world of genomics without any further investment required*

* other DNA services available in NZ may require a new, higher density DNA profile to be generated

Selecting CRV as your DNA provider means you:

DNA Benefits CRV

myDNA Testing Options

WHOLE HERD DNA

PROVIDES DNA PROFILE, A2 STATUS, PARENT SEARCH

  • Confidently and easily match calves to dam and sire so you can know you are retaining your best replacements to optimize genetic gain for your herd.
  • Know the A2 status of your herd today, no need for future investment.
  • Reduce stress at calving time, no more need to mother in the paddock.
  • Enables accurate mating and culling decisions to be made.
  • Reduce the risk of inbreeding.
  • Spread payment option available

INDIVIDUAL ANIMALS DNA

PROVIDES DNA PROFILE, A2 STATUS, SIRE SEARCH

  • Confidently and easily match calves to sires to gain more accurate records and genetic predictions on your calves. Parent search will also identify dams, if the dam profile is present.
  • Know the A2 status of your animals today, no need for future investment.
  • Make more informed mating and culling decisions.
  • Reduce the risk of inbreeding.
  • Build the profiles of your herd over time to enable same benefits as whole herd myDNA

Research shows that greater than 25% of calves in NZ are mismothered.

Figure 1 - Mismothering
Figure 1 - Mismothering

Figure 1: This illustrates how easy it is for a calf to be assigned to the wrong dam. Research shows that greater than 25% of calves in NZ are mismothered. The flow on will mean not only the wrong dam is assigned to both calf A and B, but also the wrong sire. This will heavily influence the lifetime genetic predictions of those progeny, meaning you may inadvertently cull your highest indexing progeny and keep your lowest. By having the incorrect sire and dam assigned it also means they could be mated to their true sire, or a related sire causing inbreeding, which makes your herd less productive.

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