A new cattle DNA testing service is being marketed under the Igenity brand name from Merial.
A new cattle DNA testing service is being marketed under the Igenity brand name from Merial.The Igenity L test identifies cattle genotypes according to the type of a specific protein, leptin, which regulates appetite and energy use. These functions have a fundamental influence on most key aspects of dairy and beef production. Scientists have discovered two types of proteins produced by cattle. One type diminishes appetite, reducing production, while another type results in the animal remaining in a hunger mode, the company says.This naturally occurring variation is a function of information encoded in DNA. Studies show that L-tt cows produce more milk per day than L-cc cows.By unlocking this genetic code, the Igenity L test lets you know in advance about an animals genetic potential with scientific precision. No producers can breed, raise and sell cattle with more scientific insight about an animals current and future performance, reports Steve Rochester, head of Merials Ruminant Animal Global Enterprise.
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