AllFlex Tissue Sampling Units

Allflex Tissue Sampling Units for DNA Testing AllFlex Tissue Sampling Units (TSU) are a convenient, reliable method for collecting DNA samples. This collection method is much faster than using hair or blood cards and easy to use. TSU’s can even be used for newborn calves.  To order your TSU kit please contact the DNA Department…

Red Charlie – FAQs

In order to understand Red Charlie, a new red coat variant, breeders must first understand the inheritance and DNA testing for the main coat color gene. The following is a brief summary. Coat Color inheritance: The main gene that controls the base coat color in cattle is called the extension gene. Historically, it was believed…

Coat Color in SimGenetic Cattle

The following article is featured in the May/June issue of the Register magazine.  Dr. Jackie Atkins and Sally Buxkemper teamed up to provide you with a very informative, well written article on coat color that might answer most of the questions you have.  If you do have more questions, click over to the Science Forum,…

New Red Coat Variant

This spring the American Simmental Association started investigating a possible new red coat color variant. Remington Lock N Load, 2503661, and some of his progeny, appear to carry a red coat color gene that is currently not recognized by the coat color test. In other words, the current coat color test is not able to…

Want to Learn More About H/P/S and Inheritance?

Do you have questions about horned/polled/scurred genes and inheritance? Join in on the discussion by visiting the ASA Science Forum today. Horned/polled/scurred: an example of complete dominance, epistasis, and a sex-influenced trait Follow the link above, once on the landing page, select DNA Testing. Then select the topic you wish to view.

Looking for Semen Donation on Meyer Ranch 734

Please help us with a Project: ASA is looking for donations of Meyer Ranch 734 semen. The donation can be considered a charitable donation under IRS code 501 (C) 3 and the semen will be used to run the GGP-HD. Let us know if you’re interested in helping us. Please contact our office at 406.587.4531 or email…