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Improve your herd with genomics

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PBB and Neogen have partnered up! This partnership sees PBB becoming the Neogen distributor for New Zealand. PBB have put together specific genomic bundles for Simmental, Hereford, Angus and Specklepark. The aim of these bundles if to offer discounts by bundling parentage verification, genomic profiling and genetic condition tests. Each bundle can now also include a BVD test for only $5. Contact PBB to get started

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Ordering DNA tests

  1. Fill out the DNA ordering form once you have taken your DNA samples. Please note that Neogen prefer wet TSU samples and that they will charge slightly more for Hair samples.
  2. Email your order form to dna@pbbnz.com
  3. Mail your TSU or Hair samples to the PBB offices, 75 South Street, Feilding.
  4. The team will double check all the submitted info before we'll start shipping the samples to AU (PBB has an export permit in place for all breeds). Some charges may apply if we need to make changes to the submitted information.
  5. Once we ship the samples to AU, you will get a notification from us. From this point we expect the turnaround time to be around 5 weeks.
  6. Once the tests are completed, PBB will be in contact with you. PBB will have complete oversight of the order status so you will be able to ring PBB at any time to get a status update.
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Where do I start?

1Select the right test

Diagram showing available tests including Sires or potential Sires used for mating, Importation Sires/Semen, Animals for transfers, and Replacement Heifers.

2The Process

Details for process steps. 1: Select the animals to test. 2: Order your wet TSU or Birthset. 3: Tag and sample selected animals. 4: Fill out order form and email to dna@pbbnz.com. 5: Courier samples to PBB. 6: Your herd records and EBVs are updated.

3Results

  • Parent verification records are checked by PBB staff and are loaded into the recording system (ILR2) once confirmed with breeder. PBB staff will email you a Parent Verification report.
  • PBB will check the genetic conditions and email you a report that identifies each animal that was tested and their genetic conditions. PBB will also load these results into the recording system (ILR2).
  • The genomic profiles are sent to ABRI and will now be used together with your performance data to calculate your EBVs. Results will need to be in before the 3rd of each month and the EBV results are expected to update on the 20th of that same month. Once your EBVs are calculated, you can login to Internet Solutions where you can find more EBV reports for analsys.
Download order form here