Male Genotyping Services Now Available From American Jersey Cattle Association

Male Genotyping Services Now Available From American Jersey Cattle Association

Effective immediately, genomic testing for Jersey bulls can be ordered through the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA).

Fees for male genotyping are based on AJCA herd enrollment status and include a minimum service charge of $20 per sample, as follows:

TestREAP Herd fee per sample All Others fee per sample
Jersey GGP (8k) $58.00 $68.00
Jersey 50K $120.00 $135.00

Add-on tests also offered by the association—BVD-PI, horned/polled gene, and for casein A2—can also be requested and processed at the same time.

TestREAP Herd fee per sample All Others fee per sample
BVD-PI $4.50 $5.50
Polled/horned $25.00 $30.00
Casein A2 $12.00 $14.00

REAP is the association’s flagship program, a comprehensive service package that includes registration, Equity milk marketing support, type appraisal, and performance testing.

The recorded owner of the bull will receive the AJCA Genomic Evaluation Report as requested by email or regular mail.

Place orders for male genotyping by contacting Stephanie Mack at (614) 322-4458, email smack@usjersey.com; Claire Stanley, (614) 322-4466, email cstanley@usjersey.com; or Cari Wolfe, (614) 322-4453, cwolfe@usjersey.com. Online ordering is not available. Deadlines for sample submission and evaluation release dates are published at www.usjersey.com/programs/genomictest.htm.

The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, compiles and maintains animal identification and performance data for Jersey cattle and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics. For more information on the association’s complete line of services for dairy business owners, visit the website at www.USJersey.com or connect at www.facebook.com/USJersey.

02.22.2013