DISCOVER YOUR HERD'S POTENTIAL
Genomic testing is changing the way dairy producers make management, selection and breeding decisions on the farm. Using genomics, a heifer's genetic potential is revealed early in life, genetic progress can be accelerated with confidence and profitability is enhanced by capitalising on higher production potential.
- Delivers reliable predictions of genetic merit based on test results of core traits
- Enables more confident selection decisions for a more valuable dairy herd
- Provides a lifetime of information early in life
WHAT IS CLARIFIDE®
CLARIFIDE is an Australian genomic selection tool to assist in the detection of superior dairy heifers from as early as birth.
It was designed by DataGene and Zoetis in conjunction with: Dairy Australia, Dairy Futures CRC and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transportation and Resources.
CLARIFIDE allows informed selection and breeding decisions.
* Dairy Australia (2017), A guide to growing more productive heifers - For Heifers on Target discussion groups
** DataGene (2017), ImProving Herds – summary of findings
CLARIFIDE and Young Heifers
Animals within your herd have a range of genetic potential. Without testing, it’s impossible to assess them accurately.
Using CLARIFIDE on young heifers will provide a breeding value with similar reliability to an ABV calculated for a 7th lactation recorded cow.
Make smart decisions with fewer guesses when it comes to selection and breeding.
- Manage heifers according to their potential
- Avoid the expense of raising genetically inferior animals
- Recognise high-genetic females and apply sexed semen, embryo transfer, in vitro fertilisation, etc. to drive faster progress
- Identify heifers that may be better used as recipients for high-quality embryos, bred with conventional semen or sold for other purposes
- Address fertility haplotypes and genetic conditions that can be better managed in mating programs
- Validate parentage to more correctly address inbreeding through mating program
TURNING DATA INTO DECISIONS
CLARIFIDE results will be returned to you via our online genetic information management system SearchPoint. SearchPoint has been designed to enable you to access your data and turn it into information that drives better decisions.
SEARCHPOINT PROVIDES THE TOOLS TO:
- View and sort genetic results
- Quickly access genetic testing orders online, 24/7
- Build custom reports with the most relevant herd specific information plus many more features.