DNA SNP profiles

We have had a good response from members taking up our offer of subsided SNP tests for Purebred and fullblood cattle. Ideally we should be SNP’ing the F1 progeny for their carcass data but realize that this might be prohibitively expensive. The offer to members to move to SNP’s for the purebreds and fullbloods, where the Wagyu Society committed R100 000 as a subsidy for one out each five tests, on a first come first serve basis has been changed to a maximum of 25 tests per producer.

SNP based DNA will give Wagyu producers in South Africa the opportunity to genotype animals that will enable easier identification of parentage, more accurate performance recording, better detection of genetic conditions as well as more accurate linkages through genetic relationships rather than just pedigrees.