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GGP Technical Information

How to sample DNA

The process of gaining knowledge from beef genomics begins with a DNA sample. DNA can be collected at any time in the life of the animal, and the sooner you sample, the earlier you can make use of the information revealed in the DNA. The following types of samples are indicated for tests offered and types of animals involved. 

Parentage and Genetic health
Blood Test
GGP Bovine 150K
(Other breeds)
Hair follicles card    
Blood drop card  
Tissue Sample Unit
(Allflex TUS)
Whole Blood -
EDTA blood tube


  Baby Calves Steer calves, heifers, cows Bulls
Hair follicles card  
Blood drop card
Tissue Sample Unit
(Allflex TUS)
EDTA blood tube  

Instruction tech sheet
We have created a Getting Started tech sheet that takes you step by step through common DNA sampling methods. Download Getting Started tech sheet.

Smart design for the new gold standard

The better your test is designed, the more your profiles explain about future cattle performance potential. The GGP Bovine 150K uses tens of thousands more markers for pattern analysis than any other commercially available test. Plus, only the GGP Bovine 150K detects many actual genes that science has found are actively causing trait variation.

With the GGP Bovine 150K, we have increased the number of gene markers for greater accuracy. That, plus including active genes, or “causative” variations, identified by researchers creates a more powerful new gold standard for the industry. Using the active genes plus denser coverage translates into more power to predict cattle and progeny performance.

Ongoing innovation
Neogen GeneSeek is continuously adding on newly discovered markers. Recent examples on the GGP-LD and GGP Bovine 150K include:

GeneSeek – A new brand of partner

At Neogen GeneSeek, we partner closely with researchers and innovators within the cattle industry to explore new ways of bringing more value to your genomic investment, including:

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