GeneMark DNA parentage testing takes the ‘guess-work’ out of matching calves to their dam and sire. Our accredited IANZ laboratories use the latest in scientific technology to confirm the parentage of your animals.
Important Note: In accordance with the NZ Dairy Herd Testing Standard regulation, all dams MUST have a calving date recorded on database before GeneMark receive samples. The system has been updated and will error if this is not entered. This will result in your parent matching not being updated. This requirement is not something new and has always been a rule of the product, However because of the regulation, it has to be enforced.
Sires are pulled from a Summary of Matings report. The information is derived from all sires that you have recorded in MINDA during the mating period in which the animal was conceived. Diagnostics will not run a sire search against all LIC sires.
LIC® sires are automatically profiled free of charge, and those included on your mating records will be included in the matching. A DNA sample should be submitted to GeneMark for any non-LIC bulls required for matching that do not have a G3 profile.
Benefits of GeneMark's DNA parentage solutions
Increased Herd Value
Improved Herd Records
Know what you’re buying
More informed decisions
Peace of Mind
GeneMark Testing Options
Whole Herd Testing
For further information see our Whole Herd page
Individual Animal Testing
For further information see our Individual Animal page
The current season’s calves can be sent in multiple lots to be processed. The 1st batch is the standard current season’s price for Profile + Parentage the 2nd and third batches will incur an administration fee + a charge per animals.
Download the GeneMark G3 DNA Parentage Verification/ Dairy Cattle Brochure for pricing details.
How long does it take?
Whole Herd clients allow up to 4-5 weeks from the laboratory booking date and Individual animal clients allow 5-6 weeks from receipt of samples.
Results are emailed to you and automatically updated in MINDA.
Free Field Assistance
To help you with the initial setup of Whole Herd parentage testing, a free Field Assist service is available to ensure all records are up to date. This ensures the best possible results.
Get the benefits of Whole Herd Parentage Testing with flexible payment options available to suit your business needs;*
Standard payment - Full payment due on LIC invoice the month the results are completed.
This offer is only available in the first year of Whole Herd. It includes the sampling of calves, dams, previous season’s progeny and non-LIC sires.
Please contact your local Farm Solutions Manager (FSM) for further information.