Genomics is the study and analysis of an animal’s genes and DNA. It allows us to determine the risks of disease and the likely difference between animals with regard to productivity and profitability.
Key facts about genomics:
Cows have 22,000 genes, forming the building blocks of each cell in their body. It is the slight differences in these that allow us to reliably predict how an animal will perform in its lifetime
The differences are essentially copying errors within the DNA. Some of these have impacts on productive capability, reproduction, conformation and disease resilience, leading to differing profitability potentials between animals
Genetic improvement is at the core of a comprehensive plan to build and sustain profitable dairy production
Genomics allows us to understand the potential of each heifer to determine how successful and profitable an animal will be in different environments and farm types
Is genomic testing with CLARIFIDE for me?
CLARIFIDE is for every progressive dairy farmer. CLARIFIDE gives you the accuracy to drive your future:
Parent average predicts with around 30% reliability how a heifer may perform
One CLARIFIDE test predicts with around 70% reliability how she may perform
It would take you at least 8 years of production to obtain the data provided by one CLARIFIDE test