Genomics helps breeders identify animals in their herd that have the greatest genetic potential and testing can identify and develop important traits such as longevity and fertility.
Genomic test results can be confidently used to make better breeding decisions to match breeding goals.
Holstein Australia helps facilitate genomic testing for Holstein cows and bulls.
Australian genomic breeding values, ABV(g)s, are supplied for each sample that is submitted for testing.
Breeders can also choose to receive overseas genomic breeding values to give them additional information about their females. This is not available for males.
Please note that two samples and two tests may be required to get BOTH a US and a Canadian result.
Genomic testing application form
Breeders wishing to receive genomic breeding values are required to supply Holstein Australia with:
Samples received by the required date will be released to owners on the early release date. All animals will be released publically on the public ABV(g) release date.
For each of the respective options and includes GST:
*Note: For TPI the price listed is for bulls tested under 15 months. Bulls over this age cost more to test. ABV(g) testing includes registration.