What if you could predict how healthy and profitable your heifers may become? What if you had insights into their genetic risk for costly dairy industry diseases, such as mastitis, lameness and metritis, before they entered the milking herd? No need to look into a crystal ball. The opportunity to take a glimpse into the future is now a reality for dairy producers who raise Holsteins and Jerseys.
Predict for future health with wellness traits.
CLARIFIDE Plus® is the first commercially available, U.S.-based genomic test that offers new genomic predictions for wellness traits, which provide direct indication of the genetic risk factors for six of the most common and costly animal health diseases on dairies.
CLARIFIDE Plus gives you the ability to directly predict a Holstein animal’s genetic risk for these six animal health challenges:
And three calf wellness traits:
Use economic indexes to help support more profitable genetic improvements.
CLARIFIDE Plus includes the use of two exclusive economic selection indexes. These selection indexes are a critical component of all genetic selection strategies, as they provide a path for dairy producers to be able to select for comprehensive, long-term genetic improvement across a host of traits. These new indexes are:
Together, all of this information combined in CLARIFIDE Plus gives producers the most comprehensive package of trait predictions and selection indexes for Holstein and Jersey cattle, enabling use of genetic selection along with good herd management to help reach their herd health and profitability goals.
To learn more about how CLARIFIDE Plus can help you reach your health and profitability goals, you can read more about this new offering by visiting CLARIFIDEPlus.com or contacting your local Zoetis representative.