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Genomic tests now available

Three genomics tests are now available through the Sheep CRC as part of a pre-commercial pilot program that will run through to the end of April 2013

As the genomic era gains momentum, the 2012 Genomic Pilot Projects represent an important development for the Australian sheep industry.  The Pilot Projects provide an opportunity for a wide cross-section of the sheep industry to trial DNA tests for poll, parentage, and prediction of genomic breeding values from the 50k SNP test.  This is a chance to get first hand experience of each step of the process from sampling through to using the information in breeding decisions.

It is important that participants in these pilot projects understand that they are genuine ‘test runs’ that involve elements of research and the evaluation and streamlining of management systems for logistics and reporting. Please bear this in mind as you participate in the trials. 

For more information and to submit an online order click here.