We need your help please
Since we have changed our DNA testing to SNP testing, we have had to re-test a lot of the old bulls that were previously tested on MS.
Unfortunately, lots of the samples that were on hold were not suitable to be re-tested and therefore there are still lots of bull which don’t have a SNP profile.
This is a problem because it means that we have to test their progeny on both the old and new technologies (SNP & MS) if we need to sire verify them.
Therefore we are appealing to you our members to help us out.
Please could you have a look in your semen storage to see if you can spare us a straw or two.
Please visit Semen Samples Required for DNA Testing to look at the list of samples we require.
If you can donate a straw of semen for one or more bulls on the list, we would be very grateful. Please contact us at the office to let us know.
Knowing the myostatin status of your animals, will help you to select bulls with the most appropriate myostatin traits for your breeding program. This will lead to better calving ease and help with the ever-present trend to improve carcass confirmation and quality.
There are both advantages and disadvantages of breeding with animals carrying the myostatin gene, which is why it is imperative that you know the carrier status of your breeding animals.
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