A quick and inexpensive offer to confirm the A1 and A2 beta-casein genotype of your dairy calves
Analytica are offering a rapid test at an affordable rate which includes our easy to use sampling device. This special offer is available until the end of October 2020 and only for samples using the Genotube.
if you are:
Thinking about developing an A2/A2 herd, but don’t want a parentage match
Making decisions on calves to keep and are considering developing an A2/A2 future herd
Considering trading your excess A2/A2 heifer calves
then this rapid, economical test may be right for you!
|Your Price (EXCL. GST)
||5 Working Days
dna testing (genotyping) using the genotube
Skin cell swab (nose) - low risk of cross contamination, and a good source of DNA. Able to be carried out by most people without specialised training, using ‘Genotube’ sampling devices from Analytica. A fast and non-invasive option, especially suited to use in calves (can be used for bulls, dry as well as milking cows).
If you want to consider alternative *sampling options, please enquire (common options are listed below).
||Easy collection - various systems available from animal ID/Tag manufacturers eg. Allflex
||Easy sample type for the lab
||Cheap to sample 30-40 hairs pulled out by the roots
||Requires a trained person to collect. Expensive and time consuming. Perferably transport temperature controlled.
||Time consuming. Prone to contamination. Variability results due to environmental contamination or when sampled wet.
*Care needs to be taken to avoid cross contamination in all sample collection for DNA testing, so take this into account when choosing.
Results are provided for each individual animal, using the ID’s provided at the time of sample submission.
cONTACT US TO ORDER YOUR RAPID BETA-Casein CALF TEST
For more information and to order your testing kits please contact us:
Phone: (07) 974 4740
A note on intellectual property related to beta-casein
A range of intellectual property is registered or under application around the production, sale, and use of products made with milk from cows that are free of A1 beta-casein protein. The provision of beta-casein testing and results by Analytica does not provide access to any intellectual property rights owned by various parties independent of Analytica.
More information about research on beta-casein variants and bioactive fragments generated from their digestion can be found at www.betacasein.net.