Sheep Parentage Announcement
Published on Friday, August 4th, 2017
From spring 2017, GenomNZ will be offering to the sheep industry a SNP based parentage assay that is compatible with all sheep SNP based genotyping platforms currently available both in New Zealand and internationally.
This ~800 SNP assay includes the NZ SNP parentage markers1 as well as the gene marker tests2 for GDF8 (Meat Yield and Fat Yield), GDF9 (Number of Lambs Born), BCO2 (yellow fat), BMP15/FecX (Fecundity) Booroola, Micropthalmia and a series of other SNP markers currently under validation.
This Parentage Plus assay requires receipt of ear punch tissue in the preferred Allflex tissue sampling unit (TSU).
In addition to the offer of the Parentage Plus genotyping of 2017 born animals, the genomic information will have additional value when and if single step BLUP evaluations are offered by Beef + Lamb Genetics. This offer is only available for the 2017 born animals.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss Sheep Parentage Plus SNP genotyping with you to suit your requirements.