PBB DNA Genomics Update

May 2024

This year PBB have introduced an initiative to promote registered sale bulls with genomically enhanced EBVs through the use of DNA products offered by PBB service provider, Neogen.
Sale lot extracts will now include Neogen SNP references portrayed by a Neogen DNA product logo as follows:

The Neogen DNA product logos will display in both sale catalogues and e-books online, as well as in all printed catalogues produced by Pivot Design. The logos will be displayed on each sale lot that has been genomically tested and a Neogen advert will also be included with further explanation of the logos.

What is AngusGS?

Angus GS. For Angus. By Angus.

A customised Neogen DNA product that includes the economically important traits of calving ease, birth weight, marbling and female fertility.

The AngusGS logo is displayed on all animal lots that have been SNP tested and included in a Genomic Evaluation, therefore shows Genomics under Traits Analysed.

All AngusGS 75K tested animals have had parentage run by PBB DNA using the Helical system. This can include both sire and dam verification.

Downloadable versions available from PBB website

Should you wish to opt out of this promotion, please advise the Pivot team when co-ordinating your sale catalogue.

With kind regards
The PBB DNA team
E: dna@pbbnz.com
P: 06 323 4484

Should you notice your animals not displaying “Genomics” as a Trait Analysed online following SNP testing, please contact your DNA service provider.

Contact Rochelle, PBB’s Genetics Data Analyst, if the animals were tested through Neogen & PBB (alternative service providers must be contacted directly).

If you need tissue sampling kits (TSUs), the PBB DNA team always have them in stock and available for immediate dispatch. We can also loan you one of our TSU applicators if you’re just getting started (at no cost)!

Hair cards also available

Simply email dna@pbbnz.com to place an order

– Order processed by PBB DNA team (batches processed weekly)

– Samples sent to Neogen

– Samples reach Neogen

– Once testing is completed, Neogen work on reporting results to PBB DNA

– Genotypes loaded through Neogen Sharefile -> Helical

– Add-on results and SNP case numbers emailed to PBB DNA

– Parentage run by PBB DNA

– All results collated and reported to customers, loaded into DNA Portal and BreedPLAN

– Turnaround time within 7 weeks

Order your tags now!

The PBB DNA Team

Manager of Data & Genetics

Having worked at PBB for a number of years in various roles, Megan oversees everything Genomics related. She supports the data and genetics team with all things from order submission, and interpreting results, to genomic evaluations and diagnostic analysing.

Customer Engagement Agent

Sonya looks after our customers throughout the DNA submission process. She checks, processes and submits all New Zealand DNA orders going to Neogen and assists with the processing of SPI orders for Australian members. Sonya supports our customers with all general DNA enquires as well as advising on DNA testing requirements to meet breed rules and regulations. She also processes all TSU orders.

Genetics Data Analyst

Rochelle has joined us in a full-time role, created to support the Genomics Team. Her role involves analysing the breed diagnostic reports to identify genotype issues and seek improvement on genotype processes. Rochelle will be working closely with external service providers and will provide regular updates to the individual breed societies with progress. Communication with or customers to accurately explain errors and support them to resolve genotype issues is a priority, Rochelle will also be working on data analysing projects for PBB and their partners.

Genetics Technician

Sophie has taken on the permanent position of Genetics Technician with the DNA team. She runs the parentage analysis for nearly all of the NZ breeds under the PBB umbrella, using the Helical parentage system. She ensures all DNA results are loaded into BREEDPLAN and other relevant systems such as the DNA Portal, as well as looking after DNA data transfer requests – working with third parties including overseas breed Associations and other DNA service providers. Sophie also supports customers with all general DNA enquires, including DNA testing requirements to meet breed rules and regulations.

E: dna@pbbnz.com
P: 06 323 4484
W: https://www.pbbnz.com/services/genomics/