NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Eurofins Genomics has announced that the company and Weatherbys Ireland have joined forces to genotype one million cattle. Both companies were selected by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) to test beef samples over the next two years.

The project will test the cattle samples using a microarray technology that measures 55,000 variable positions in the DNA of each animal. Scientists will use this information to predict traits such as fertility, milk yield, and meat quality in individual animals.

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