The expectations of both producers and consumers regarding the quality and traceability of their food, as well as the industry’s need for better productivity to meet the needs of the market, has risen exponentially in the last few years.
Weatherbys Scientific has responded to this demand for testing by utilising the latest techniques and employing expert staff.
Our work in the bovine sector has grown dramatically in recent years, and we can process more than 500,000 samples a year.
Our comprehensive reference populations for Angus, Hereford, Holstein, Fresian, Simmental, Limousin and Charolais cattle allow us to verify or establish breed of origin for consumer peace of mind.
Our services and expertise are often used in the identification of animal biological material as evidence in legal matters.
We identify genes that can assist you in making more informed decisions around mating and breeding, enhancing the health and welfare of your animals.
Using Illumina technology, our laboratory provides a genotyping service with our proprietary Bovine Versa SNP chip. Our service offering extends to a wider variety of Illumina and ThermoFisher Genotyping arrays and GBS platforms. Our platforms are used to produce genomic breeding values and genome wide association studies enabling you to breed healthier more productive animals.
Ensuring parentage is correct is critical to breeding planning and ensuring the integrity of animal identity. We can confirm parentage using our genomic testing technologies.
We have an extensive database built up over multiple years in the industry allowing us to allocate unknown parentage.