On July 14th, STgenetics® announced their partnership with the U.S. Ayrshire Breeders’ Association to offer Vision+75™ genomic testing through Genetic Visions-ST™ to all their breeders around the U.S. The Vision+75™ genomic test offers a comprehensive genetic profile by testing over 75 traits, including 53 for production, health and longevity, conformation and selection indices and includes four protein markers, 18 other genetic markers and parentage discovery.
This is just the latest in an agreement between the two organizations to assist in the genetic advancement of the Ayrshire breed. Earlier this year, the U.S. Ayrshire Breeders’ Association and STgenetics® through its lab, Genetic Visions-ST™, introduced a stand-alone genomic test to identify the fatal genetic defect, Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) or Curly Calf Syndrome. Affected calves are born with stiffness and/or deformities in joints and are either stillborn or die shortly after birth. As part of the genomic testing offering, STgenetics® will include the AM marker test with all U.S. Ayrshire Vision+75™ tests.
The Vision+75™ genomic test offered from STgenetics® combined with their lineup of female gender-sorted Ayrshire semen is bringing U.S. Ayrshire breeders the resources and genetics needed to achieve their genetic goals. Dairy farmers interested in learning more about the test or arranging tests for their cattle can talk with their STgenetics® sales representative or contact Mena Schmitt, Genetic Services Specialist at 608-772-9830 or [email protected]
Located in Navasota, Texas, STgenetics® is making the world greener, more sustainable and profitable. By improving herd genetics through science and technology, we believe that the best way to predict the future is to create it, while feeding the world with our passion for the beef and dairy industries. The STgenetics® Integrated Approach to management combines cutting edge genetics, innovation driven programs and gender-sorted semen to aid farmers in advancing their genetic progress while attaining herd goals.