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Igenity® for beef

Beef-'beef-ig profile'

The Igenity profile includes multiple-marker analyses for traits such as:
  • Tenderness
  • Marbling
  • Retail meat yield
  • Fat thickness
  • Ribeye area
  • Heifer pregnancy rate
  • Longevity
  • Maternal calving ease
  • Docility

Additional options include:
  • Breed-specific horned/ polled
  • BVD-PI diagnostic test
  • Coat colour
  • Myostatin
  • Parentage verification

Scores from Igenity.
To assist cattle producers in understanding the value of DNA technology, Igenity has developed a scoring system for each trait using a scale of 1 to 10. Higher values are not necessarily better — they simply indicate the animal has the potential for more or less of that particular trait. The values listed in the chart below reflect the relative difference expected in animals compared with contemporaries with a score from Igenity of 1.

Score from Igenity Tenderness in kg of WBSF Marbling Score (100-999) Retail Meat Yield % Back Fat Thickness Ribeye Area (Square cm) Heifer Pregnancy Rate (%) Longevity (%) Maternal Calving Ease (%) Docility (%)
10 -1.03 161.41 5.30 9.40 16.51 18.78 16.68 9.46 45.39
9 -0.88 143.67 7.76 7.97 14.94 16.88 14.23 8.48 39.60
8 -0.84 125.88 4.20 7.10 13.09 14.77 12.74 7.43 34.65
7 -0.70 108.11 3.59 6.13 11.34 12.74 10.87 6.40 29.73
5 -0.51 72.99 2.41 4.19 7.82 8.75 7.19 4.34 20.04
4 -0.36 55.04 1.81 3.20 5.96 6.64 5.50 3.29 15.37
3 -0.19 37.82 1.23 2.20 4.05 4.62 3.76 2.20 10.74
2 -0.10 20.12 0.58 1.22 2.22 2.63 1.95 1.04 5.79
1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

For further information about the Igenity Profiling service please call 0845 603 8895 or alternatively email igenity@neogeneurope.com.

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