Premier Select Sires proudly partners with Zoetis™, the largest global animal health company, to bring Premier members CLARIFIDE® and CLARIFIDE® Plus genetic testing. Premier representatives can educate and assist member-customers with proper sample collection, submission, and interpretation to help producers maximize the benefits of Zoetis genetic testing.
Zoetis Genetic Testing
The CLARIFIDE genomic test delivers reliable predictions from the Council for Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) of genetic merit in Holsteins, Jerseys, Brown Swiss, and Guernseys by utilizing DNA-marker technology. Providing a lifetime of information early in life, it enables producers to make confident selection decisions for a more valuable dairy herd. CLARIFIDE genetic test results include data on more than 30 health and type traits, composite indexes, genetic conditions, and haplotypes.
The first commercially available dairy genetic evaluation of its kind, CLARIFIDE® Plus uses the Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (DWP$®) to account for traits that affect health, fertility, performance, and lifetime profit of Holstein and Jersey calves and cows. DWP$ incorporates insights on common dairy health challenges including mastitis, lameness, metritis, retained placenta, displaced abomasum, ketosis, cow respiratory disease, and milk fever. By accounting for fertility traits (cow abortion, cystic ovaries, and twinning), it allows for more informed rankings to increase potential lifetime profitability. The Calf Wellness Index™ (CW$™) is also a key contributor to DWP$, and by including calf livability, calf respiratory disease, and calf scours, it estimates the difference in expected lifetime profit associated with risk of calfhood disease.
®CLARIFIDE, CLARIFIDE Plus, Dairy Wellness Profit Index, DWP$, Wellness Trait Index, and WT$ are registered trademarks of Zoetis Services LLC or a related company or licensor. ™Zoetis, Calf Wellness Index, and CW$ are trademarks of Zoetis Services LLC or a related company or licensor.