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ViaGen, AgInfoLink to Co-develop Genetic Data Storage System for Livestock

NEW YORK, June 15 (GenomeWeb News) - ViaGen, an animal genomics firm, and AgInfoLink, a provider of agricultural information management systems, are co-developing a data storage system to track genetic information for livestock, the companies said today.

 

The web-based system, which will allow "producers, ranchers, feedlot managers and others associated with the beef industry to collect, sort, analyze and store genetic information instantly," is expected to be available by the end of the summer, the companies said.

 

The firms said that the system "meets or exceeds" proposed requirements for the US Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification System for animal identification and tracking.

 

The data system will provide storage and dissemination for ViaGen's genetic tests and programs, which include AnguSure for verifying branded beef labels, Inducator for analyzing Brahman composition, and BreedSure and KwikBreed for confirming breed classification.

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