Genetic Assessment – Validation, guidance and intelligence for genetic progress
As much as we’d like it to be otherwise, genetic progress cannot be seen overnight. Because of this, it can be hard to see the improvement in your herd on a day-to-day basis.
Genetic assessment is a way to validate that genetics are moving in the right direction. This process is done by analyzing an animal’s pedigree or genomic information. This is a way to assure that the next generation is better than the last when comparing traits determined in your initial genetic plan.
Knowing that not all cows are created equal, it also allows us to help you to rank your animals from best to worst. This can help you then segment the herd and identify which females will be used to make your next generation.
Whether you’re evaluating your herd on your own or relying on a genetic advisor, genetic assessment is a crucial step to keep you on track with your genetic goals.
ABS offerings for genetic assessment include:
The Technical and Genetic Service (TAG) team serves as trusted genetic and reproduction advisors for customers through our pioneering technology, expertly-trained consultants and customer-centric approach, which serve to drive genetic progress and individualized results in progressive and profit-focused herds. Dairy profitability goes hand-in-hand with reproduction. To maximize reproductive success, many factors must work together. The […]Learn More
The newest tool in the genetic services portfolio – the ABS genetic audit – perfectly complements GMS 2.0 to get the greatest return on your genetic investment. Similar to a report card, this annual audit provides an overview of your herd’s genetics. With this baseline, you can make future comparisons and see genetics in action […]Learn More
Genetics keep improving. So should your mating program. Meet Genetic Management System® (GMS®) 2.0 – an innovative, completely redesigned mating program built with your unique opportunities in mind. Introduced in 2016, GMS 2.0 continues to offer sound, unbiased mating selections based on economically important production, health, and type traits. The result: longer-lasting, profitable cows. Its […]Learn More