Genetics Australia

Shepherd

Accurate Pedigree Recording with DNA-Marker Technology

Manually recording pedigree at lambing or calving is not free from error. Recent industry demonstration has shown that the average pedigree error over a two year period was 9% (Ovita 5K beta trials). This resonates with many other cases that Zoetis has witnessed and rectified using DNA technology over the past 10 years since launching its foundation DNA parentage solution Shepherd®

Shepherd allows for multi-sire mating programs, eliminates error prone manual recording and avoids data errors from unplanned matings. Establishing a lambs sire and dam using Shepherd requires less work, less interruption and increases pedigree accuracy.

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