Genetics New Zealand

HD 50K for Angus

THE SCIENCE OF SELECTION

The New ‘HD 50K for Angus’

Zoetis is pleased to announce a new genotyping platform for Angus cattle HD 50K for Angus which will replace the current i50K test. The new HD 50K is the latest innovation in genomic technologies that enables Zoetis to provide higher density genotyping services to New Zealand Angus producers. Zoetis continues to invest heavily in the innovation of genomic technologies and the release of the new HD 50K for Angus is another example of this continuous improvement approach. HD 50K for Angus;
• delivers increases in accuracy of Angus BREEDPLAN EBVs and indexes, primarily for young Angus bulls and heifers, with limited or no progeny, daughters, or carcass information
• is fully compatible with the ANGUS BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation
• provides accurate parentage assignment
• enables producers to select, mate and market Angus seedstock with greater confidence

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  • The new HD50K for Angus
    • Is the latest innovation in genomic technologies that enable Zoetis to
    provide high density genotyping services
    to New Zealand Angus producers
    • Is an output from on-going research
    and development activities
    • Will enable Zoetis to quickly take advantage
    of outputs from our Angus Reference Genome Research Project — another Zoetis world first

    Click Here to view the printable HD 50K pamphlet

  • HD50K for Angus
    • Increases the accuracy of Angus BREEDPLAN EBVs and indexes for young Angus bulls
    and heifers, with limited or no progeny, daughters, or carcass information
    • Increases the accuracy of Angus BREEDPLAN EBVs for time consuming, difficult, expensive
    and hard-to-measure traits, such as intramuscular fat, eye muscle area and net feed intake
    • Delivers more dependable and comprehensive Angus BREEDPLAN EBVs and indexes
    • Includes parentage verification
    • Compatible with “add-on” testing for important recessive genetic conditions

    Maximise the benefits from HD50K within Angus BREEDPLAN via whole cohort testing;
    • Select, mate and market Angus seedstock with greater confidence
    • Identify your best young sire/dam prospects
    • Use only the best bulls
    • Ensure only the best heifers enter the breeding herd
    • Cull the bottom end

  • HD50K for Angus is fully incorporated into Angus BREEDPLAN delivering increased accuracy to the following EBVs;

  • Investing in HD50K for Angus today identifies the superior breeding stock making you more money tomorrow.
    CONFIDENCE: Genotyping provides more reliable information about the genetic merit of your cattle

    ACTION:
    •Identify your best young
    sire/dam prospects
    • Use only the best bulls

    REWARD:
    •Select, mate and market Angus seedstock with greater confidence
    •Increase the value of your herd
    •Avoid the cost of raising inferior stock
    •Ensure future investments are only in your best animals

    For more information on HD50K for Angus please contact your local Genetics Sales Representative:

    North Island Genetics Specialist
    Ashley Trobridge 0275493506

    Technical Services Manager
    Johanna Scott 021917024

    Customer Services 0800 228 278
    Level 4, 9 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016
    Email: genetics.nz@zoetis.com