Weatherbys Ireland offers a genotyping service for:
- DNA profiling, used in parentage verification
- Genotyping for Carcase Trait GEBVs
- Coat Colour
- Myostatin (F94L, NT821 and Q204X variants)
Members have the choice of using these services for the purposes of information and knowledge, as a selection tool to aid genetic improvement, as a means of marketing animals or as a combination of all these options.
Animals can be genotyped for any one or a combination of these options. Should you wish to have your animals genotyped, please place your order online at www.basco.org (login, go to ‘My Page’ then ‘Place My Order’)
The fees for the services are:
|TEST||Fee/Sample (£ excl VAT)|
|DNA Profile* by Microsatellite (MST)||25.00|
|DNA Profile (MST) + Myostatin||30.00|
|Coat Colour only||30.00|
|Myostatin + Polled/Horned||35.00|
|Myostatin + Colour||35.00|
|Polled/Horned + Colour||35.00|
|DNA Profile (MST) + Polled/Horn||30.00|
|DNA Profile (MST) + Coat Colour||30.00|
|DNA Profile (MST) + Polled/Horn + Myostatin||35.00|
|DNA Profile (MST) + Coat Colour + Myostatin||35.00|
|DNA Profile (MST) + Polled/Horned + Coat Colour||35.00|
|DNA Profile (MST) + Polled/Horned + Coat Colour + Myostatin||40.00|
|Car. Traits Genotype only||27.00|
|Car. Traits G’type + Myostatin||37.00|
|Car. Traits G’type + Polled/Horn||37.00|
|Car. Traits G’type + Coat Colour||37.00|
|Car. Traits G’type + Polled/Horn + Myostatin||42.00|
|Car. Traits G’type + Coat Colour + Myostatin||42.00|
|Car. Traits G’type + Polled/Horned + Coat Colour||42.00|
|Car. Traits G’type + Polled/Horned + Coat Colour + Myostatin||47.00|
* A DNA Profile produces the DNA information that can subsequently be used in the verification of sire and/or dam identity.
A common combination of testing requirement is likely to be DNA Profiling + Carcase Traits Genotyping + Myostatin. From the table above, the current cost of this will be £62.00 excluding vat.
Fees for further combinations of these services are available upon enquiry to BLCS. Telephone 02476 696500. Fees are payable upon submission of the hair sample (unless you have set up payments to be made via Direct Debit).
Disclaimer: Samples submitted for genotyping are supplied by, or on behalf of the breeder. The responsibility for its correct identification and accuracy of the accompanying information rests solely with the breeder and not with the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) Ltd. By requesting this service, breeders consent to BLCS byelaws relating to use, copying, processing, storage, distribution and disclosure of samples and results. Details are available from BLCS.