Next-Generation DNA Tests Now Available

Reducing Costs While Maintaining Same Accuracy Increase

The Red Angus Association of America is excited to announce the availability of a next-generation DNA test – GeneSeek Genomic Profiler Low Density (GGP-LD). A result of the synergetic relationship between RAAA and GeneSeek, the GGP-LD delivers genomic information on tested animals equivalent to the ‘50K.’

Producers who opt for the GGP-LD will receive the same gains in accuracy as the higher density 50K and 80K tests, but at $48/animal the costs of the GGP-LD is significantly less. Identical to the RA50K, genomic data delivered through GeneSeek’s GGP-LD test will be incorporated into the tested animal’s EPDs, and the accuracy increased accordingly.

Contact RAAA to order your GGP-LD tests today.  

GeneSeek’s GGP-LD Brochure

Below is a brief description of the content of these DNA Technology and Tools pages:

Genetic Merit

DNA tools available to RAAA stakeholders that are designed to increase the amount of genetic merit explained by EPDs. (Link)

DNA Parentage

Procedure for attaining parent verification of Red Angus animals. (Link)

Genetic Defects

Details of each genetic defect monitored by RAAA, as well as the procedure for testing animals for these known defects. In addition, readers can review a list of animlas that have been tested for various genetic defects. (Link)