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DNA Management Software

April 1, 2009

Merial introduces IGENITY® software to aid cattle producers in managing and applying inside information from the comprehensive IGENITY profile. This customizable information management software provides producers an additional tool to better utilize data gained on cattle — helping them easily make more confident decisions. Currently, two software applications are available to customers of IGENITY— custom sort and benchmark.

The custom sort software is designed to help producers sort and rank their animals based on the traits that are most important to them. First, producers can apply a filter for traits, such as coat color or bovine viral diarrhea persistent infection (BVD-PI) status. Then, weights, or percentages of importance, can be applied to the traits the producer deems the most important. The custom sort software ranks the cattle based on all of the criteria entered. The result is a customized, overall index score on the familiar 1 -10 scale from IGENITY that can be saved for future use, or exported to a spreadsheet or other on-farm management programs.

The second application currently available in the suite of IGENITY software is benchmark software. This software is designed to help producers determine where their herd's genetics compare with others within their respective breed or the nearly half million cattle in the IGENITY database.

For more information, contact your IGENITY sales representative, call 1-877-IGENITY or visit

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FEATURED IN: Beef Today - Early Spring 2009

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