Beef industry embraces DNA data for more on-farm diagnosis

A hand-held device uses DNA extracted from tail hairs or tissue samples can deliver genetic data to identify issues with a beast or herd Portable sequencing technology previously developed to track the spread of COVID-19 is now showing promise as a cost-effective way of determining breeding values for cattle income operations.  Scientists at The University […]

Cattle age determined by analysing tail hair now a proven method

MinION data analysing

A way to determine the age of cattle by analysing their tail hair has become as a “game-changer” for our lucrative northern cattle industry The method of applying a real-time sequencing device to read the age of the animal from DNA extracted from the tail hair is now fully accepted by the industry, since its […]