Tuesday, 19 May 2020 06:15

NEOGEN Launches Enhanced Igenity® Beef Genomic Profile

LINCOLN, Neb., May 18, 2020 — NEOGEN Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that is has launched an enhanced version of its Igenity® Beef profile, a genomic test for commercial cattle.

Last fall, NEOGEN announced a partnership with International Genetic Solutions (IGS) to put even more power behind Igenity Beef by leveraging IGS’s platform that ranks as the largest multi-breed beef genetic evaluation in the world. Those updates are now live and available to cattle producers.

“Together, IGS and NEOGEN are dedicated to ensuring commercial beef producers are armed with the best technology and information possible,” said Dr. Jamie Courter, NEOGEN’s genomics beef product manager. “Continuing to make updates to this solution with more and more data helps producers manage risk through confident selection.”

Since 2003, Igenity has been leading the advancements in commercial genomic testing for beef. With a single DNA sample, Igenity delivers an estimate of genetic merit for 16 economically relevant traits, summarized into three indexes. Now powered by genomic knowledge from the same genetic evaluation that represents the genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) from many of NEOGEN’s partner breed associations, Igenity Beef is stronger and better than ever. Combined with Envigor and the Igenity Dashboard, commercial cattle producers have a complete package for heifer selection.

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