DNA Testing Options
Genomic Option 1 (GGPHD) – $85.00:
This is a high-density panel that includes parentage markers. Parent verification can also be completed if parents are on file with parentage markers with the AGA. This test is for highly used for sires and dams in the population and is required for AI sires and donor dams.
Genomic Option 2 (GGPLD) – $46.00:
This low-density panel includes markers and parent verification if parents are on file with parentage markers with the AGA. This panel is generally used on registered sale animals and is required for all walking sires of January 2016 and later born registered calves.
Genomic Option 3 (GGP-uLD) – $29.00:
This ultra low-density panel includes markers and parent verification if parent are on file with parentage markers with the AGA. This panel is generally used for registered sale animals and replacement heifers. This test does not include add-on options, all trait tests can be run as stand-alone. **Available exclusively through tissue samples.**
All animals tested using Genomic Option 1, 2, or 3 will receive Genomic-Enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs).
The following tests may be ordered as a stand-alone test or added on to Genomic Options 1 or 2.
Coat Color (CC) – $14.00 stand-alone/ $6.00 add-on:
Tests to determine if the animal carries any recessive genes for red coat color or wild type.
Horned/Polled (H/P) – $38.00 stand-alone/$29.00 add-on:
Tests whether the animal is a carrier of the horned gene.
BVD-PI – $5.00 stand-alone/$5.00 add-on:
Tests the animal to determine if they are persistently infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD).
Tenderness – $6.00 add-on:
Tenderness – Identifies the tenderness potential of beef cattle through analyzing multiple markers associated with tenderness. Results are given in a 1-10 score, with 10 being the most tender.
Stand Alone Parentage (included in Genomic Options 1 and 2 and GGP-GV Heifer Profile) – $15.00:
Parents of an animal can be verified when the option is selected on the order, if the parents are on file with the AGA. If you are unsure if the parents are on file please contact the AGA office.
All Conditions Panel – $40.00 stand-alone/$30.00 add-on:
Includes testing for OS, AM, NH, DD, Tenderness, and diluter.