Zoetis Genetic Testing
All West/Select Sires is proud to announce that we have entered a co-promotion agreement with Zoetis, the largest global animal health company, to bring All West members CLARIFIDE® and CLARIFIDE® Plus genetic testing!
The highly trained team members of All West/Select Sires and Zoetis have already been working together in the dairy industry for years. As leaders in our respective industry sectors, backed by over 60 years of experience in animal health and genetics, we have agreed to strengthen our offering with this co-promotion!
A large force of All West/Select Sires Dairy Program Specialists, Sales Representatives, and Agent Representatives combined with the Zoetis field force in All West Territory will now be working even closer together to mutually benefit our customers. We are confident that bonding our teams together will allow us to bring first class solutions and value-added service directly to your dairy!
Zoetis continues to drive innovation by bringing our mutual customers relevant, first-of-their-kind dairy traits to improve their herd’s profitability. One of these traits being the profitable choice of wellness.
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. Where parent average provides 20 to 30 percent reliability (when parentage is correct), CLARIFIDE provides 60 to 70 percent reliability. Recognizing high-genetic females helps producers to make informed decisions on the use of sexed, conventional, or beef semen, and it helps them select the best sires for creating valuable replacements.
The CLARIFIDE® Plus genomic test takes genetic testing to the next level by adding Zoetis Wellness and Fertility traits. It helps identify Holstein and Jersey females with the greatest potential to reach herd health and profitability goals. The first commercially available dairy genetic evaluation of its kind, it uses the Dairy Wellness Profit Index® (DWP$®) to account for traits that affect health, fertility, performance, and lifetime profit of calves and cows. DWP$ differs from other economic indexes because it includes predictions for economically important diseases in cows and calves, as well as fertility performance.
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. Ultimately, DWP$ predictions help producers select genetics that can lead to healthier animals that produce more milk that can be successfully marketed.
Likewise, All West is a consistent leader in the dairy and beef industries for genetics and product quality.
DWP$ and other data proven traits are easy for our team to incorporate into customer’s herd strategies for Holsteins and Jerseys. Furthermore, All West/Select Sires consistently has more elite DWP$ sires available than any other A.I. stud, making this partnership a natural value-added service to our customers. This partnership makes us the only two companies working together to focus on all aspects of the health of our customer’s operations with genetic solutions and a comprehensive portfolio of health products.
As our mission statement states, All West/Select Sires exists to enhance member/owner’s success through genetics. This value aligns well with the beliefs of Zoetis and their mission statement, We build on a six-decade history and singular focus on animal health to bring customers quality products, services and a commitment to their business. We look forward to continuing to work with our customers alongside Zoetis as we support each other’s business and beliefs.
During the coming weeks, your All West/Select Sires and Zoetis representatives will be participating in training to familiarize themselves with each other further, as well as the details of this co-promotion. Please contact your representative from either company with your questions.