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Neogen launches DNA test for beef-on-dairy cattle

The test will allow buyers to receive breed composition data to help them best manage those cattle for optimal health and maximum growth. (Image source: Neogen)

Neogen Corporation on 6 June, announced that it has launched Igenity BeefXDairy, a new and novel leading genomic test for beef-on-dairy calves

Genetic testing is critical to the efficient management and marketing of beef-on-dairy cattle, and the new Igenity BeefXDairy test provides producers with insight into key traits such as carcass quality, average daily gain, and the Igenity Terminal Index, which can then be used to market the calf’s growth potential to buyers.

The test will also allow buyers to receive breed composition data (e.g., percentage beef vs. percentage dairy) to help them best manage those cattle for optimal health and maximum growth.

“Neogen is excited to be the first to offer up a commercial genomic tool for this growth cattle market,” said Shelby Smith, Bovine Genomics product manager at Neogen. “This product offering is a massive step forward in helping to characterise beef-on-dairy animals and allowing dairy producers, cattle buyers, and, ultimately, consumers of beef products to benefit. With increased DNA testing, we can enable improved quality, efficiency, and sustainability within beef production systems.”

Neogen Genomics constantly provides high quality data to assist with herd improvement and improve cattle operations, and the new Igenity BeefXDairy test is another tool allowing producers to glean valuable data they need to advance and grow their operations efficiently and sustainably.

For more information about Igenity BeefXDairy test or other genomics solutions for cattle from Neogen Corporation, visit: neogen.com or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch with your local territory manager.