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David Sparks Ph.d Clarifide® Plus
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: August 17, 2018

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Build a healthier herd through better genetics. A product called CLARIFIDE Plus is a commercially available dairy genetic evaluation system specifically designed for wellness traits in U.S. cattle. Genomic predictions for wellness traits provide reliable assessments of genetic risk factors for economically relevant diseases in Holstein cattle enabling producers to rank animals with a new Dairy Wellness Profit Index that is based on traits that affect health, performance and profit. The company claims CLARIFIDE Plus allows for faster progress toward greater profitability for those who are in the dairy business. Here is Cheryl Marti, associate director, U.S. Marketing, Dairy Genetics and Reproduction, for the Zoetis company. She explained that it’s important for producers to evaluate any new genetic trait through the lens of relevancy, accuracy and proven effectiveness.

·         Relevant — Is the data used in the calculations from the same population of animals we are applying it to? In other words, does the data come from U.S. commercial dairies like mine? Also, are the traits economically important and do they add new information? Are they utilized in a comprehensive animal ranking index aimed at maximizing profitability?

·         Accurate — Is the data derived from millions of records, edited for more accurate results and higher heritability and analyzed with cutting-edge methodology to achieve solid reliability?

·         Proven — Are the methods transparent, supported by science and demonstrated effective?

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