U.S – Neogen Corporation, a leading provider of food safety solutions, has launched an innovative genomic test called Igenity BeefXDairy specifically designed for beef-on-dairy calves and aims to revolutionize genetic testing in the management and marketing of these cattle. 

By providing valuable insights into key traits and breed composition data, the Igenity BeefXDairy test equips producers with the tools they need to optimize growth potential and enhance overall herd improvement.

Genetic testing plays a crucial role in the efficient management and marketing of beef-on-dairy cattle. 

With the introduction of the Igenity BeefXDairy test, producers now have access to comprehensive information on critical traits such as carcass quality, average daily gain, and the Igenity Terminal Index. 

This valuable data enables them to make informed decisions and effectively market the growth potential of their calves to potential buyers.

Unlocking growth potential

One of the key advantages of the Igenity BeefXDairy test is its ability to provide buyers with breed composition data, including the percentage of beef and dairy genetics in the calf. 

This information empowers buyers to manage the cattle optimally for their health and growth. Leveraging this knowledge, producers can position their animals more effectively in the market, thereby maximizing growth and profitability.

Shelby Smith, Bovine Genomics Product Manager at Neogen, expressed excitement about the launch of the Igenity BeefXDairy test.

As the first commercial genomic tool in this sector, it represents a significant advancement for beef-on-dairy animals. Smith emphasizes that this offering will benefit not only dairy producers but also cattle buyers and consumers of beef products. 

“With increased DNA testing, we can enable improved quality, efficiency, and sustainability within beef production systems,” she said.

Neogen Genomics is renowned for its commitment to providing high-quality data that supports herd improvement and enhances cattle operations. 

The introduction of the Igenity BeefXDairy test further strengthens its portfolio of solutions. By enabling producers to access valuable data for efficient and sustainable growth, Neogen continues to drive advancements in the industry.

Neogen’s Petrifilm Plate Reader bags Red Dot Design Award

The company’s Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced has been honored with the esteemed 2023 Red Dot Award in the Product Design category. 

The Red Dot Design Award, renowned globally as a symbol of exceptional design quality, recognizes products that exhibit outstanding aesthetic appeal, functionality, intelligence, and innovation.

Neogen’s Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced stood out among competitors, impressing the jury with its exceptional design qualities. The award underscores the device’s seamless blend of functionality and visual appeal, positioning it as an exemplary solution in the field of product design.

Expressing pride in this significant achievement, Dr. Rob Donofrio, Neogen’s Chief Scientific Officer, commented, “Neogen is honored to receive this prestigious recognition for our Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced. Our design team, prior to joining Neogen through the 3M Food Safety merger, dedicated tremendous effort to developing a system that adds value for our food safety customers.”

“This award is a testament to their hard work, expertise, and commitment, and we are grateful to have them as valuable members of the Neogen team. We remain dedicated to investing in the Petrifilm platform, leveraging our combined team of scientists, engineers, and industrial designers,” he added.

Efficiency is of paramount importance in food testing laboratories, where regulatory and accreditation requirements demand meticulous documentation, data tracking, staff training, and the implementation of new monitoring procedures or audits. 

Streamlining routine microbiological testing can significantly contribute to efficiency gains by reducing the time required for media preparation and result interpretation.

The Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced addresses these efficiency needs, empowering food safety testing professionals to optimize their resources and mitigate the impact of staffing shortages. 

By allowing technicians to allocate their time more effectively, the device enables a greater focus on proactive food testing, thereby enhancing the management of foodborne risks.

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