With the recent launch of the most economic 50K SNP DNA test for sheep, the GGP Ovine 50K, PBB is taking to the road to share the technology with New Zealand’s farmers.
The test is exclusively available to New Zealand sheep breeders through PBB and Neogen in Feilding.
Charlotte Hughes-Long, SIL Consultant at PBB is available to meet and visit farmers about what the testing offers and the difference it can make to their business.
“We’ll be at bull sales and I can travel and meet with anyone on farm too,” she says.
Neogen’s Dr Pieter van As says that the improved genotyping platform, the GGP Ovine 50K, includes, among other elements, SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) that have never been part of any commercial genotyping array in history.
The Neogen GGP Ovine 50K DNA test provides sheep breeders with parent verification as well as evaluation for the following traits*:
- Yellow fat gene test
- Fecundity gene test
- Booroola gene test
- Loin muscle gene test
- Meat and fat yield gene test
- Increased number of lambs born test
- Microphthalmia gene test
*This trait list is not finalised and subject to change. Changes will be notified.