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Cattle samples are DNA profiled using a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) based profiling technology.

Downloadable forms

Cattle DNA Submission Form

Download (pdf 279 KB)

Dairy Animal Info Template

Download (xlsx 12 KB)

Beef Animal Info Template

Download (xlsx 12 KB)

Restricted Import Permit

Download (pdf 56 KB)

Customer Application Form

Download (pdf 106 KB)

Genotypng services

SNP profiles are obtained via a low density bovine SNP chip that includes the 200 SNPS from ISAG parentage panel as well as specific genetic defects and production traits currently under validation.

Currently, GenomNZ offers the following gene tests:

  • BLAD
  • Beta casein (commonly known as A2)
  • Polled testing
  • Myostatin NT821 mutation
  • Coat colour
  • Mannosidosis Galloway
  • Mannosidosis Angus

The cattle XT Plus assay includes:

  • Parentage assignment
  • Report of single gene tests
  • Client ownership of the SNP genotypes
  • The genotypes made available to your provider of choice for genomic selection
  • Storage of DNA for 18 months (long-term storage option also available)
  • Database storage of genotypes

Contact us

Call from within New Zealand

0800 DNA LAB
  • Address details

    Mailing address:
    AgResearch Invermay
    Private Bag 50034
    Mosgiel 9053
    New Zealand

    Courier address:
    AgResearch Invermay
    Puddle Alley
    Mosgiel 9092
    New Zealand


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